The graphics on the front and back of the Endurance Conspiracy Giordana Bike Club Scatto Men's Jersey are playfully irreverent. A tiger, a naked lady, the number 13 inverted in the obligatory fashion — there may not be much of a common thread tying it all together, but at least it's got character. And while the jersey's graphics are playful, its composition is anything but.
The Scatto's cut is what we call semi-form, which comfortably walks the line between aero-tight and t-shirt loose, which strikes most people as the right balance. The side panels of the Scatto are made of Gi27, a highly elastic fabric that hugs the jersey to the body, maintaining contact so that the fabric can do its other job of helping to pull perspiration away from your skin, accelerating evaporation to keep you cool. The front paneling and most of the rear paneling is Asteria 2.0, a semi-elastic polyester that provides mild compression as well as protection from UV rays.
Finally, the central rear panel of the jersey is made of Host Carbon, also UV protective, although a bit less elastic than the other two fabrics. That's because the Host Carbon panel's job is structural support for the jersey, anchoring the side, front, and shoulder panels in place so they don't shift and bunch as you ride. The three rear pockets are trimmed with reflective details to boost your visibility when riding at night, and they're supplemented with a fourth, zippered pocket for IDs and keys.
- Item #GIO004E
- Q & A
Fits and looks great
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
Fits snug but very breathable. Girodana just gets it right. Graphics are a blessing: hot red headed angel with a bike? I must be dreaming. I'm 5'10", 171 lbs. Large fits like a charm. Sleeve detail looks even better in person. Highly recommended. Instant classic.