When you're about to head out for a long fall ride with your ride crew and the weather tips towards the unpleasant, the Giordana Men's Sosta Winter Vest is the piece you should be running back into the house to grab. Crafted with all of Giordana's signature class, the Sosta takes its inspiration from the Italian word for "pause". Referring to those rides that allow you to stop and enjoy expansive views, midday coffee breaks, and conversations with old friends, the Sosta collection aims to mitigate challenging off-season weather to keep you out enjoying an off-season pace for as long as you can. Giordana starts with a three-layer polyester/spandex shell, complete with a DWR treatment, to repel rain and block wind on unpredictable summits. The lightweight fabric continues to breathe as it shields, ensuring you don't overheat mid-climb. On the inside of the vest, a layer of merino wool regulates body temperature, insulating when you first start your ride and keeping you cool and dry as you heat up. We thoroughly appreciate Giordana's addition of two rear vertical zippers, both of which are positioned to allow you to access the pockets in the jersey you're wearing underneath the vest. Reflective accents help you stand out to motorists on dim, overcast days, and an extra mesh lining at the front of the jersey helps improve breathability where you need it most.