Unless you plan on spending the entirety of the winter months on an indoor trainer, a performance softshell jacket is a critical piece of gear for your cold weather cycling kit. With Mavic's Essential Softshell Jacket, you'll have the coverage needed to extend your riding season all the way through the depths of winter--right up to the highly-anticipated warmer days of early spring. The Essential Softshell is constructed using a soft, stretchy fabric that keeps you warm and protected from the elements without impairing your mobility on the bike. A DWR coating on the fabric shields you from light precipitation and tire spray without inhibiting the fabric's breathability during more intense aerobic efforts. The jacket is cut into an anatomic shape that minimizes bulkiness and bunching in the riding position while leaving enough room to layer as needed for the conditions at hand. Three rear pockets leave you with plenty of room for your riding supplies, while a zippered chest pocket allows quick access to valuables.