2011 Model No Longer Available
Giordana FormaRed Long Sleeve Women's Jersey - 2011 BCS
It's rare to find a women's cycling garment that blends intelligent fabric technologies with the best that Milan's catwalks have to offer, but this is an area that Giordana excels in with both ease and panache. The warm and comfortable FormaRed Carbon Long Sleeve Women's Jersey is designed to render the heavy and bulky winter-weight jerseys of the past obsolete, while offering a sublime, flattering fit.
Constructed from a new generation of material called Dual Fit Strong, the fabric works hard to keep you dry and warm. Its dual weave structure reduces the number of contact points between the garment and the skin, and generates a microcirculation of air that ventilates your torso. The spiral shaped weave works with an Interpower treatment to funnel moisture to the exterior of the garment in order to keep you dry. The Dual Fit Strong lives up to its namesake with its extreme durability -- wear it every other day during the cold months and it will still maintain its shape and soft feel throughout multiple seasons. The high elasticity in the material lets you move freely without the fabric pulling when you reach into your rear pockets or get aero in the drops.
The jersey has a full-length CamLock zipper that offers effective protection against wind. The CamLock zipper allows for easy adjustments while you ride, and locks when the zipper pull is in the down position. Strong but supple jacquard elastic at the hem keeps the base of the jersey firmly in place without squeezing your mid-section. To protect against wear and tear, four-needle, flat-stitched seams have been added to specific regions to control the stretch of the fabric. Two rear pockets add storage for your personal items like an ID, pumps, phones, or gel packs. Reflective piping on the front and rear of the jersey will keep you visible from all angles in low-light situations.
The Giordana FormaRed Long Sleeve Women's Jersey is available in the colors White, Purple, or Black and in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large.
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August 6, 2013
In a lot of parts of the country -- pretty much south of the Mason-Dixon line -- this is a sufficiently warm winter jersey for the vast majority of conditions. I'm really impressed with the wind resistance of the fabric, even with it being very light and pliable. It's cut to fit perfectly on the bike, but there is enough give to the fabric that I wouldn't hesitate to take it out for a cold-weather run as well. It isn't super snug and form fitting (again, think more jacket and less jersey) which makes it hold warm air and expel sweat really efficiently. It also has 3 rear pockets, not 2 as stated in the description, which is a major bonus in my book. The construction is everything you would expect from Giordana and for the DoG price, this winter jersey is tough to beat!