Come winter, staying warm in the saddle becomes as much of a priority as hydration and nutrition. And despite Mother Nature's attempts, Grey skies and cold temperatures don't have to detour your training from the road to the rollers. Escape the humdrum of indoor training and enjoy the winter scenery in a Giordana FormaRed Carbon Women's Long Sleeve Jersey.
Using Giordana's Women's Contour Fit process, the jersey has been sewn to fit the contours of the female form in the riding position. Integral to this process is the material of the jersey itself. So, Giordana constructed FormaRed from the Dual Fit Strong fabric. This material is created with what Giordana calls Dual Weave technology -- a process that reduces the number of contact points between the jersey and your skin. This action generates a microcirulation of air for outstanding ventilation. An interpower treatment throughout the jersey also gives it enhanced moisture transfer capabilities. Also new to this year, the jersey features a taller collar to keep your exposure to the elements at a minimum, and accordingly, it eliminates the need for a neck gaiter.
For on-the-fly ventilation, Giordana included a full-length Camlock zipper that's been backed by an Aerofix zipper guard. The backing keeps cool air from sneaking in and robbing you of essential heat. And whether you're zipped or unzipped, loaded up or running light, the fit is secured in place by silicone gripper elastic on the rear hem.
With the addition of three rear cargo pockets, Giordana has provided ample storage for all of your ride essentials. A single zippered pocket on the rear will also hold your ID, credit card, or any other valuables that you can't afford to lose on the road. However, don't worry about MP3 devices, Giordana included a covered hidden pocket on the chest with an internal earphone routing from the pocket to the top of the collar. For added visibility in low-light conditions, reflective stripes flank the rear center pocket and wrist cuffs.
The Giordana FormaRed Carbon Women's Long Sleeve Jersey is available in the colors Purple/black/white, Black/black, and White/black. It also comes in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large.
I also just got this jersey...it is so comfortable! And so good to know, that something of this level of technology AND style/fit is available for most all body types! The sleeves are plenty long enough, good room for shoulders/and bust (if you're so blessed!), stretchy but not like a compression type garmet, unless you order close size-wise. The jersey is much more attractive in person: I got the purple, very nice shade; and the white accents have a kinda' pattern/texture giving it a more sporty feel (almost like a carbon fiber look). Can't wait to get the jacket in purple to complete the look and system. Have the FR Carbon jacket in black...it's is just wonderful! So go for it, what ever level you're at; good equipment/gear will help you succeed and enjoy cycling even more!
This jersey is perfect for temperatures in the the mid 40s-50s with a baselayer. If you're dipping into the low 40s, it still works great, but I've been wearing a vest over it. It's very flattering. I'm 5'-5", 115 lbs with a non-curvy runner's build and got an XS, which fits pretty tight, but doesn't seem to ride up. If you have larger hips, you might want to size up because it's definitely tight at the bottom. My only complaint is that the pockets in the back are really small. I could barely fit my gloves into one pocket.
Very nice jersey, had all the specs I was looking for, but was too small for me across the shoulder and around the tummy. I ordered size S, I am 5'4", 125lbs. Returned.