Make no bones about it -- despite its deceptively light weight, the Contour Plus 3L Reflector Softshell Jacket is DeMarchi's warmest, winter combat-ready jacket for those days when you insist on getting outside and getting in training miles when no one else would dare. While similar in fit and its utilitarian, low-profile silhouette, it differs from DeMarchi's Softshell Stealth Jacket in a number of critical aspects.At first glance, it's clear that the Reflector Jacket is significantly more visible -- foremost evidenced by the thick, reflective stripes that traverse the chest and back of the jacket. These stripes lend further proof to the fact that this is the jacket that will keep you protected, and keep you visible should your training runs happen upon any rogue blizzards or sudden freezing downpours. Those who train above the 45th parallel also take note: the collar of the Reflector Softshell Jacket is additionally equipped with a detachable zippered Thermolite Roubaix balaclava to seal out any sub-zero chill.Unlike some of the other pieces in the Contour Plus line which feature a combination of fabrics, DeMarchi reached for its top-performing, three-layer Thermashield fabric for the entirety of the jacket. Here, you'll find a windproof Windtex membrane sandwiched betwixt DeMarchi's durable soft shell Thermashield and a soft, polyester microfleece which lines the vest's interior. The element-facing sides of the fabric are also treated with a protective Teflon application which helps better shield you from wet spray or mud stains.As with all of their Contour apparel items, De Marchi gives this a form-following cut. It will bend naturally with your arms and torso as you reach for the drops to explore your mid-winter flexibility. And no matter how deep in those drops you may get, the back of the jacket features a subtly elongated drop-tail to better protect your backside from road spray. The jacket is also equipped with a full-length zipper and a draft shield built in behind it. This ensures that you won't get a chill through the zipper, and it makes one-handed adjustment easy and snag-free. There's a zipper dock at the top to ensure you won't get pinched, and to keep your neck from getting pinched by the zipper clasp.The DeMarchi Contour Plus 3L Reflector Softshell Jacket comes in White, Black, or the boldly visible Ski Patrol Red, and in six sizes: Small through XXX-Large. Three generous back pockets and an additional zippered security pocket enable you to carry whatever you might need to stay warm and nourished for your pre-season training sessions.