If there's one thing that we love about European apparel designers, it's their overwhelming devotion to an impeccable fit. However, all too often, this feeling of perfection is equalled by a sense of embarrassment from their garish, mullet-inspired Euro designs. Luckily, the Zero RH+ Air Wind Jersey delivers on all fronts of expectation. Not only is the fit precise, but the fabric is exceptional and the design is more than meaningful in its subtlety. Finally, the total package.
Starting at the front of the body, Zero RH+ used the ultralight Airdry Gold 150 fabric for its construction. As you might expect from its name, this material is completely windproof, and accordingly, it staves off the main source of winter chills -- headwind. As for the second principle of this fabric, the dry, Airdry Gold 150 uses a three-layer, open knit construction that maintains a high-level of breathability. Essentially, the fabric creates an internal micro climate that singular to you. So, during intense aerobic exercise, the material allows excess heat to escape from the insulation layer. And not only does this keep your temperature well regulated, it also decreases moisture accumulation as well. In summary, the Air Wind jersey is difficult to penetrate, but easy to exit.
For added breathability, the rear and side panels of the jersey have been constructed from the IceDry fabric. This material is highly insulating, stretchable, and soft -- all qualities that enhance the jersey's impeccable fit. And on this note, this is where Zero RH+ really shines. The body of the jersey has been pre-shaped on an anatomic form. This means that the cut has been coordinated to the predictability of your body's movements. So, when you move, the jersey moves with you, not against your skin. And to further ensure this, the Air Wind jersey features stretch panels at heavy points of articulation. Securing the fit while you're in and out of the saddle are Zero RH+'s proprietary grippers at the front and rear hem.
To provide extra visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, the jersey features reflective accents throughout. And to store your ride essentials, Zero RH+ included three ample-sized rear pockets. Additionally, the jersey's zipper utilizes a self-locking slider and is protected from drafts by a zipper garage a the neck.