For years, deciding moments of San Remo have been decided on the Cipressa. And appropriately, the Italians refer to it in the feminine as La Cipressa. So, it's only fitting that Capo bestow its highest-quality jersey with this name. Accordingly, the Cipressa 2.0 Women's Jersey deems itself worthy of its name by being able to push 270km and keep delivering comfort.
For the construction of the Cipressa 2.0 jersey, Capo incorporated a myriad of fabrics, including CarbonE, HSC Lycra, Meryl ActiSystem, and Silver. Starting at the top, CarbonE makes up the bulk of the jersey's construction. Essentially, this material is a warp-knit microfiber with visible Resistex carbon threads. As for the construction technique, itself, a warp-knit material is granted a natural stretch. Within the knit, the threads follow a zig-zag pattern along the length of the jersey. This allows more surface area coverage while using less material, equating directly to an airy, lightweight construction. In addition to this, the open weave also accelerates moisture transfer from the skin to the quick-drying surface of the jersey. This process is furthered through the incorporation of the Resistex carbon threads. And, as a whole, the two fibers work in unison in order to provide you with an effective UV and anti-microbial protection.
Additionally, this material features a four-way stretch that allows a complete freedom of movement. This is furthered through Capo's incorporation of HSC Lycra panels. Located along the sides of the jersey, this fabric grants an omnidirectional stretch, while also benefiting you with its high level of breathability and moisture management properties. Accordingly, you'll also find that its fiber orientation spreads moisture over a broad surface area after it's pulled away from the skin, which results in a heightened level of evaporative cooling. This means that your core temperature is thoroughly regulated, resulting in the conservation of your blood's oxygen cells.
The remaining materials, Silver and Meryl ActiSystem, have been strategically placed on the jersey in order to provide a heightened level of protection. And while, yes, these fabrics provide UV protection and moisture management, their primary focus is combating bacteria. Both materials are anti-bacterial, either by engineering or via natural ability. Accordingly, the threat of odor is eliminated, as is the chafing that's derivative of perspiration.
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. It features a full-length front zipper for on-the-fly heat dumps and four rear pockets for storage of your ride essentials.
The Capo Cipressa 2.0 Women's Jersey is available in four sizes from X-Small to Large and in the colors Black and White/red.
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- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have 3 of these jerseys and they look just as good today as they did when I bought them 3 years ago. The CarbonE fabric along the main body skims the body perfectly with no wind flap while the anatomically paneled insets follow the contours of what few curves I do have so the lack of silicone grippers is not felt at all. This jersey NEVER rides up even when I'm down in the drops almost hanging off the back of my saddle on steep descents or when I'm standing on the pedals for sprints or steep climbs. Give me anatomically cut panels over cheap silicone grippers any day. The full length, locking zipper is great for ventilating on hot days and is easy to un/zip one-handed. I wish more companies would follow Capo & Giordana and offer full length zippers for women like they do for men's styles. The fail-proof fabric lock tag at the bottom keeps any hard efforts from completely unzipping and flapping in the wind. And unlike my older Cipressa jerseys these have 3 pockets + a zipper instead of the stingy 2 larger pockets. So why only 4 stars? I've gotten used to Campagnolo's (now out of production, RIP) high visibility IQ Seen reflective stripes & hits because I want to be as visible as possible when biking in low light conditions and Capo just doesn't seem to get that with most of their line except for the new men's only Padrone HV line. I would also prefer a longer short sleeve instead of the cap sleeve so I don't get a 1-inch gap when wearing arm warmers/cooling sleeves cuz I've got a weird enough cyclist tan as it is :P Sizing is true to the chart. I'm 5'4", 125 lbs, 32C chest and wear a small which is race fit.
No silicone hem
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
Like the design, the ventilation in the back, the extra zippered security pocket...but no silicone hem on the bottom to keep it from riding up! A deal breaker for me, so returning it unworn.