Winter can be rough, and if you're not prepared, it will foil any hopes you have of riding. But what's considered preparation? Well, a jersey that combines comfort, anatomic design, and warming protection is a good start. Basically, we're describing the Giordana Fusion Women's Long Sleeve Jersey.
Giordana's Fusion Women's Long Sleeve Jersey received a face lift to better combat the chills of winter. Most notably, the jersey now uses a blend of Giordana's ERG200 and ThermoDream fabrics, with the bulk of the construction using ERG200 -- and for good reason. This material uses a complex, circular knit that utilizes its open structure to promote moisture transfer, breathability, and stretch. We understand that these attributes sound more akin to a summer-weight jersey, however, they're necessary for winter as well. Inevitably, with Fusion's post-production, brushed inner lining, you'll be experiencing a comfortable sensation of warmth. But, if not for the open-cell weave, your rising core temperature would have you drowning in sweat. In a nutshell, ERG200 promotes a consistent thermo-regulation, without going overboard on either end of spectrum.
And while these features are integral to the Fusion's design, Giordana knows that comfort is king, or in this case, queen. ERG200 is a thin polyester yarn that's soft to the touch, yet resistant to abrasion and pilling. In fact, Giordana took its comfort to another level by brushing it to increase both the loft and softness. An added perk of this process is the creation of a stronger insulation layer. Another key component to the jersey's comfort is its ability to move and stretch with your body throughout motion. To achieve this, Giordana used a multi-paneled design that follows Giordana's Women's Contour Fit process. With this, Giordana guarantees an anatomic cut that will follow the contours of the female body in cycling-specific positions and movements.
This year, the Fusion jersey has been given a taller collar for added protection from the elements. It also features a full-length zipper and a silicone gripper at the rear hem. For storage, the jersey has three rear pockets to hold your ride essentials. And to provide a heightened visibility in low-light conditions, Giordana included reflective elements over the rear pockets.
The Giordana Fusion Women's Long Sleeve Jersey is available in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large and in the colors Black/black and Red/black.