The next generation is here.
2016 rings in a changing of the guard at the top of Giordana's venerable cache of cycling kit offerings. The much-loved and highly capable FR-C line continues, but cedes its crown to the all-new NX-G. Building on the FR-C tradition, the Giordana NX-G Men's Jersey continues to push forward with race-bred engineering and next level design.
One of the areas Giordana sought to improve upon across its line for 2016 was its fabric construction. Dissatisfied with what it had already seen, the brand turned away from traditional cycling fabrics and instead looked to the swim and undergarment industry. The result is a line of proprietary fabrics that are softer and suppler than typical cycling kit but that still retain their practical functionality and durability. For the NX-G, Giordana uses its Thermal Bonding Technology (TBT) instead of traditional seams for a more streamlined, comfortable fit that also reduces weight compared to standard construction.
The front of the jersey features fabric with a 21% Lycra content for a moisture-wicking, second skin fit that will help you stay cool and dry without any annoying fabric bunching. The shoulders are constructed with what Giordana calls a hammerhead design, using a single panel of highly stretchable fabric across the top of the shoulder and sleeve to conform perfectly to your contours in the riding position. The same all-way stretch fabric spans around the waist and below the pockets, providing soft, elastic-free support to hold the hem in place and reduce the potential for pocket sag.
For the back of the NX-G, Giordana utilizes a textured microfiber across. This material is exceptionally breathable and comes bearing claims of increased aerodynamic benefits as the textured surface manages airflow across your back. Smaller details such as an ergonomically shaped collar and laser cut, thermally sealed turnover hems at the sleeve cuffs provide extra dashes of comfort and add to a streamlined, wind-cutting profile. In back, three large, open pockets and an additional, zippered pocket provide stable stashing of a spare tube, ride snacks, and other essentials.
- Item #GIO003K
- Q & A
Right fit and style
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: M
Good balance of fit, not loose nor too form fitting leaves you room to breathe. You forget you are wearing a jersey. Looks great. Nice fabric.
Some strengths, some flaws
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
The good - extremely light, beautifully made, extremely comfortable.
The bad- I have 3 other Giordana tops in M and all are form fit, typical Euro small sizing. This is slightly large. The front body material has very little stretch and flaps. It feels lovely but is terrible. The shoulders are better but back also does not have enough stretch. The material is an odor magnet (at least for my body chemistry) which I have never had such a problem with any other jersey
It needs to be a home run at this price but it is only a double.