There is nothing like a little rain or a flurry of sleet to put a damper on your zest for an early Spring training session. The DeMarchi Contour Plus Ultra 3L Hardshell Jacket makes short work of Mother Nature's wrath, further proving that the most memorable and epic rides await those who come prepared.Like its softshell cousin, the Hardshell Jacket is designed to be highly visible -- foremost evidenced by the thick, reflective stripes that traverse the chest and back of the jacket. These stripes lend further credence 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. The jacket is also equipped with a waterproof and breathable eVent hood, designed to fit under your helmet. Of course, the hood is removable if you so desire.While the Reflector Softshell jacket is designed more around wind-proofing and thermal regulation through insulation, the 3L Hardshell jacket is a purpose-driven, waterproof storm fortress of sorts. It is constructed with a three-layer eVent fabric which is both waterproof, and exceptionally breathable -- negating the need for any additional ventilation zippers. However, a front napoleon pocket doubles as a media stash and a potential ventilation point should the need arise. eVent is also notable in that it is highly packable -- enough so that you can keep the Hardshell Jacket handy in a jersey pocket if you leave the house with storm clouds looming.As with all of their Contour apparel items, DeMarchi gives the Hardshell Jacket 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, sealed cuffs at the wrist and an elongated drop-tail on the back of the jacket keep those points from any potential exposure to the cold. The jacket is also equipped with a full-length, sealed zipper to prevent any rogue moisture from seeping through the zipper track. The DeMarchi Contour Plus Ultra 3L Hardshell Jacket comes in Black, and in six unisex sizes: Small through XXX-Large.