The Empire is a uniquely styled, technical soft-shell jacket that has been designed for the needs of urban cyclists. The Empire features a 2-point adjustable hood for when you're off the bike, but when it's time to put the helmet back on, the hood folds neatly and cleanly into the collar. Waterproof zippers have been used throughout the jacket, with a zipper garage at the neck to prevent a cold zipper from pressing against your neck. Running diagonally across the chest are two zippered vents. While in the riding position, these vents scoop cool air in toward your chest and funnel it out through the breathable side panels. These vents offer a tremendous amount of airflow, especially when used in combination with a half-opened front zipper. At the bottom of these vents, along the same visual line, are concealed, zippered hand-warmer pockets. Within both of these hand-warmers are additional internal pockets, one of which features an audio cord port. Reflective tape along the back flashes hot white when hit by a pair of headlights. Underneath is a large zippered pocket with three internal pockets for stowing spare tubes, multi-tools, pump, etc. The bottom hem of the Empire has been shaped with an extended tail for extra coverage while leaning forward in the saddle. It can also be cinched down to fit using a concealed drawstring, while gripper tape along the edge helps keep the jacket in place. Combining a modern urban style with a wide array of bike-friendly features, the Empire is a versatile choice for any urban cyclist.
Details • Waterproof / Seam Sealed / Wind Resistant • 3-layer Japanese stretch nylon shell • Breathable Italian stretch woven paneling • Seam-sealed construction • Weatherproof zippers • 2-point adjustable hood that folds into collar • Zipper garage at neck • Diagonal front chest vents • Zippered front hand-warmer pockets with hidden interior pockets • Zippered rear pocket with three hidden interior pockets • Reflective back details • Half elastic cuff • Retractable sleeve liner with thumbholes at cuff • Adjustable, shaped bottom hem with gripper tape • Made in China
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