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This is wind chill. You can feel it. If it’s zero degrees and you are thundering along at 40km an hour on your bike, it feels like -16.
The Lite Ace Pro is your high-octane shell – designed to beat chill without overheating, and without weight. This is no easy feat. We’ve achieved it with a combination of pattern engineering and fabric technology.
A super-lightweight CORDURA® nylon makes the Lite Ace Pro water repellent and breathable. Not to mention durable. Fabric technologist Colleen Ahalt-Eagle explains, “The yarn pattern acts like a rip stop, so even if it catches, the tear will not continue. We know because we tested it. A lot.”
“With the Lite Ace Pro, we’ve evolved the design,” says designer Patrick Zabel. “We added the CORDURA® for toughness without increasing the weight. We made simple adjustments, like a simplified, single adjustment at the waist and added some cool details, like the cord catcher on the zip pull – so your headphone cord won’t flap.”
Then there’s the engineering. We mapped the body’s heat zones and added ventilation. Mesh panels under the arms and back vents help you leave the heat behind and stay comfortable. And a 360-degree reflective print detail means you can be seen from any angle.
Technical development manager Anneliese Carlson says, “The Lite Ace is my favourite wind shell because it’s a tiny, ultralight jacket that takes up no space. I wear if for winter mountain biking. There’s no hood to flap around. It’s really minimal – everything you need and nothing you don’t.”
All this performance in a lightweight jacket that packs down to fit in its own chest pocket. Lite Ace Pro is the perfect training shell – great for cycling after work or running into the night.