If the heralded fit and construction of the DeMarchi Contour Insulator Jacket intrigues you, but you'd rather err on an additional degree of weather protection for the absolute worst your winter training might throw at you, then perhaps the Contour Plus 3L Softshell Stealth Jacket might best suit your needs. Like the Italian label's similarly titled bib tights, DeMarchi engineers have designed this jacket around the minimalist silhouette that ensures maximum protection from chill wind and water, and temperatures dipping as low as 32 degrees Fahrenheit. Think of the Contour Plus 3L garments as a complete system -- a foul-weather suit of armor, without the bulk, if you will. The 'Stealth' nomenclature in the jacket's title is something of a re-naming convention, due to the jacket's impressive lightness and numerous upgrades from previous 'Race' iterations. Make no mistake though -- with its intelligent and top-performing fabric blend and superlative Contour fit, this is very much a race-ready jacket. 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. It has a full length zipper with 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 when you're charging into a headwind, the 5cm collar is tall enough to seal out the chill.DeMarchi created the jacket around a combination of a three-layer wind and waterproof Thermashield front with a Thermolite Roubaix back -- the latter of which is the next evolution in the vein of the superlative Italian fabric, Super Roubaix. The core of this new, toasty fleece-backed fabric is made from hollow Thermolite fibers which reduce the fabric's overall weight while enhancing its thermal capacity. And when used in conjunction with a windproof front, you'll find there are few inclement temperatures that could adversely affect your training sessions. The outward-facing sides of both of these fabrics are then treated with a protective Teflon application which helps better shield you from wet spray or mud stains.The DeMarchi Contour Plus 3L Softshell Stealth 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. Low-profile reflective on the back pocket zipper, the rearward-facing shoulder seams, and at the outside pocket seams ensure an added level of visibility should you be out after dusk.