We don't have to tell you that comfort is derivative of quality. However, if the lesson is need of repeating, comfort is derivative of quality. This becomes evident on race day, when your mile 20 discomfort quickly becomes mile 80 agony. But, with the Capo SC-12 Donna jersey, you'll be able to focus on your race, not your jersey.
For the construction of the SC-12 jersey, Capo incorporated both its CarbonE and HydroDrop fabrics. Starting with the former, 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 HydroDrop stretch panels. Located along the sides of the jersey, this fabric grants an omnidirectional stretch, while also benefiting you with its hydrophilic treatment. Accordingly, you'll also find that its treated 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.
In terms of fit, Capo designed the SC-12 for 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 SC-12 Donna Jersey is available in four sizes from X-Small to Large and in the colors Black, Blue, Pink, and White.
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- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I really like the styling of this jersey, but wanted to let shoppers know that this jersey runs SMALL. In team custom race jerseys I comfortably fit in a medium, but the Capo SC12 is overly tight across the bust and the back of the neck in a Med, if you aren't flat chested or narrow shouldered. Love the simplicity of the construction, so I'll exchange for a large. However, in other brands (castelli, Pearl) I'm either a Sm or Med, never a large.
Anyone have any experience with the...
Anyone have any experience with the performance/quality of this particular jersey vs. Giordana FR-C jerseys? How about Capo's shorts vs. Giordana FR-C shorts?
Thanks for your help!