As with the men's version of this jacket Sportful have, with the Fiandre W Light, attempted to produce a garment genuinely fit to tackle the typical weather conditions encountered by the average northern European cyclist. True to its name (Fiandre is Italian for Flanders), it's a jacket aimed at protection from all manner of weather, protecting from wind, cold and even rain, but remaining breathable and dry on the inside too.
The Sportful Bodyfit Thermal jersey isn't cheap, but the design and quality make it worth the initial outlay.
Exemplary warmth and excellent fit make Sportful's new R&D bib tights very effective winter leg warmers and the padded insert is comfortable for the longest rides you have planned.
The new Fiandre Light Wind Jersey from Italian company Sportful has become one of my go-to tops for cycling on cold and slightly damp days. The Windstopper fabric provides good insulation for brisk tempo riding and the NoRain back panel provides good water repellency for short showers. It's ideal as a top layer over a long sleeve base layer down to 5 °C, or as a mid-layer for cold or wetter days.
Italian company Sportful have looked to the typical weather and riding conditions of Belgium for inspiration for their Fiandre range of clothing (Fiandre is Italian for Flanders), which has been fully updated this winter. The pick of the new range is this Light WS Jacket.
Sportful's new R&D Long Sleeve Wind Jersey makes use of Polartec Alpha, a synthetic down material with a windproof outer that provides impressive insulation for cold rides with fantastic breathability, all wrapped up with an excellent fit and smart attention to detail.