If you were watching the 2013 Milan San Remo, the frozen images of the brave racers will forever be imprinted on your mind. However, if you're like us, you noticed a great deal of the riders opting for a gilet and warmers over that of a full jacket. Why? Because most riders shared the goal of attacking on the Cipressa. And if you've ever tried entering Zone 3 in an insulated jacket, you already know how bad of an idea this is. So, it was with this level of racing knowledge that Capo developed the aptly named Cipressa 2.0 Women's Sleeveless Jersey.
Capo's Cipressa 2.0 jersey falls under what it calls its Gruppo Sportivo, or GS Series. Designed to 'push-the-envelope' of cycling apparel, the GS series receives Capo's most advanced materials and construction techniques. Basically, it checks all of the boxes on your wishlist -- compression, comfort, support, flexibility, and warmth. So, toeing this line, the Cipressa was constructed from a blend of Capo's favorite fabrics -- Sky Microfiber and Super Roubaix Carbon.
Starting with the former, this material strikes the ideal balance between insulation and breathability. Operating as a membrane between the skin and the elements, the fabric regulates the internal temperature of the jacket by releasing excess heat between the material and the skin. But mainly, this system promotes warmth by keeping you dry. Don't believe us? Time for an experiment. Blow over the top of your hand. Now, wet your skin and blow again. Colder right? That's why Sky's composition favors a lightweight, softshell design over bulky, fleecy fabrics.
In addition to prepping for the elements, the Cipressa has been designed to be highly malleable in order to complement the cycling-specific flexibility of the GS series. Capo made the Cipressa with a lengthened rear hem, a multiple panel construction, and a pre-shaped torso. The idea was to complement the female body in motion, and by doing so, reducing any possibility of abrasion along the way. Even further along these lines, Capo incorporated Super Roubaix Carbon lateral stretch panels. This microfiber has a four-way stretch construction with elements of carbon fiber within the composition. This gives the material a natural anti-microbial characteristic that will fight off odor-creating bacteria.
In terms of fit, Capo designed the Cipressa 2.0 for the race-minded rider. So, you'll find that the jersey is free from any unnecessary seams or fabric. This extends the level of comfort, while concurrently eliminating the potential for chafing and irritation. Additionally, Capo cut and formed the panels of the jersey on a contour in order for it to adapt to the woman's body within the cycling position.
The Capo Cipressa 2.0 Women's Sleeveless Jersey is available in four sizes from X-Small to Large and in the colors Pink and Turquoise.