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Giordana goes above and beyond with the FormaRed Carbon.
Body Clone is Giordana's top shelf clothing series and the FormaRed Carbon Jersey uses Giordana's most advanced materials and design work, making it the top shelf Body Clone jersey. Aptly named, Body Clone uses Giordana's most form-fitting cut and styling. In pairing together a FormaRed jersey and bib shorts, think of them as a skin suit in two pieces.
The first thing you'll notice about the FormaRed Carbon Jersey is its weight, or lack thereof. It's as light as some base layers. Two fabrics, Asteria and Ametista give the jersey its lightness; Asteria helps give the jersey a soft, stretchy feel and is woven in a honeycomb pattern to help wick moisture away from the skin. Ametista includes carbon fibers for durability and to limit stretch in certain directions. It's used at the waist and cuffs, keeping the jersey in place without the need for gripper elastic. A fabric called Antigua is used to back the Ametista, and thanks to its perforated design, it increases airflow through the jersey to keep you cool. Another fabric, MCK, forms the "Y" shape in the back of the jersey. How often has a reasonably sized jersey begun to sag during a ride because you've stuffed a few things in your pockets? MCK is designed to prevent vertical stretch that leads to the dreaded sag. Flat-stitched seems contribute to the sleek fit.
A full cam-lock zipper allows you to further modulate cooling while small fabric flaps at the top and bottom of the jersey prevent the teeth of the zipper from catching on the fabric. Given the snug cut of the FormaRed Carbon, we like the fact that the left and right pockets are cut on an angle to make it easier to fish out food while riding. The middle pocket maintains a high capacity for storage, big enough for a vest; it's also graced with a single, zippered pocket overlayed on the middle pocket, perfect for a driver's license or single key, should you have something you can't risk losing. Reflective piping at strategic points will help keep you noticeable to traffic in lower-light situations.
The Giordana FormaRed Carbon Jersey is available in six sizes from Small to XX-Large, and it comes in three colors -- Black/white, Red/white, and White/black.
- Shaped panels eliminate bunching by ergonomically following the body's contours
- Ultralight, moisture-wicking Asteria fabric allows omnidirectional stretch for an optimal fit
- Host Carbon fabric, used in the large front and rear panels, limits sagging when the pockets are loaded
- Host Carbon fabric also help slow the onset of muscle fatigue as well as block electronic interference from power lines and cell phone towers that can hinder your bike's performance
- Aerofix Gripper System (Ametista fabric backed with Antigua) holds the jersey in place with a seamless feel
- Underarm micro-mesh insert and front Camlock full-zip allow maximum breathability
- Back logo branded elastic with silicone gripper beads prevents the jersey from riding-up
- Reflective front and back elements add visibility
- Zippered back pockets and multiple rear pockets provide plenty of room for you to stash your energy bars or goo
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Top Class Jersey
It is so true you get what you pay for in quality, fit and fabric. This jersey has a super smooth feel and finish of the fabric. It is soft on your skin. The fit is "race fit", which makes it perform superbly wicking away sweat, as it sits close on your skin allowing the high tech fabric to work as designed. Love this jersey!!
my favorite jersey
great fit (again, its a euro brand and high end so its tight!) can carry tons of food and bottles in the pockets without bouncing or discomfort, and very good air flow. Highly reccomend this product. I am 6'2" 180#, (42L jacket size) the fit of the XL is a second skin but not restrictive.
By far the most comfortable jersey I have ever owned. I bought the FRC bibs as well, great combo. I found the sizing right on. I'm medium in Casteli, Nalini, Assos, and Veremarc, and I'm medium with Girodana as well. The zipper was broke on mine, realcyclist took it back no problem and sent me a new one. Strange part is although they are the same size, the new one is far looser. Where as the first one was truely a second skin, the second I'd say is a club fit. I'm not sure how to explain that, but it's still a great product.
Great jersey but not for everyone
This jesery is meant to be snug fitting which it is. A very Euro fit (compression) means its going to cling to you. I have a 40-inch chest and take a large, it fits tight the way its suppose to. If your accustomed to jerseys with some looseness to them(arms, chest , stomach areas) then the FRC line may not be your cup of tea. Otherwise enjoy the benefits the FRC line offers, breathablity, light weight, and great quailty! I bought two
hard to rate as sizing is strange
be careful on the sizing of this item... The sizing chart indicates i should be a large but it was Waaaayyyyy too small.