The Aussie outfit's outfit.
With Ewan and Matthews both taking prestigious 2016 and 2017 wins over Sagan, Orica has the distinction of being one of the few teams in the peloton capable of containing the otherwise unstoppable Slovak. That puts both those riders and the team itself in rare company, and though wearing a team jersey won't necessarily earn you the support that led to those wins, the Giordana FR-C Pro Orica Team Jersey will at least demonstrate your love of the combativity of Australia's most prolific cycling team.
With the obvious exception of team branding, the FR-C Pro is the same FormaRed Carbon (FR-C) jersey that we self-sponsored racers have been lining up in for years, with one key difference: the Pro's fabrics are made to be printed on. This is typically hard to impossible for high-end materials, but Giordana earned a reputation as one of the best cycling clothing companies in the world because it views "hard to impossible" as a challenge, not a limitation. The brand clearly accepted the challenge, and the result is a printable jersey that's built for the pros but can inhabit anyone's kit drawer.
- The jersey worn by Australia's biggest cycling outfit
- Comprises 16 panels of Giordana's Pro material
- Stretches and supports for a race-ready, supportive fit
- Rear panel stabilizes fully loaded pockets
- Giordana's signature elastic treatment secures waist and sleeves
- Collar lies flat even while you're draped over the bars
- Four pockets, one of which zips closed for security
- Reflective details catch the predawn light of early training rides
- Item #GIO008V
- Q & A
A PRO JERSEY FOR US NON-PELOTON RIDERS
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 175lbs
Fit and quality are excellent on this jersey as they are usually with Giordana. The piece is a slim cut but not second-skin, it's perfectly tailored to contour to your body but at the same time not feel restricting. As with all Giordana's pieces it is a European fit so size accordingly. The sleeves aren't too long and have comfortable wide grippers and the pockets don't sag in the back, with a bottom hem below them that doesn't ride up. Material is light and breathable, especially on the back, your bib straps will be visible through it, so be aware of that. I'd recommend this jersey to anyone looking for a summer jersey to wear day in and day out.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
Love the look and quality build of this jersey. As one of the helpful Gearheads advised though, when helping me with an exchange of a size medium to a size large, these are built as a racing fit - so a medium on me did fit (5" 8" 145#), but as i am not racing, I did not want that snug of a fit. I just got the large, and it fits me perfectly - no air between my skin and this jersey, but it is not squeezing me either. Arms are still very snug, and a bit loner than the medium. I have ridden with it once, and noticed one minor thing - that the large is a bit long on me, only in that in a riding position the front bottom is too long and bunches a little - I just turned it up an inch or so and it was fine, but be aware that if you are 5'8" and buy the large, it may feel long in the front.
Great Fit and Function
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: XL
- Height: 6'0"
- Weight: 200lbs
quality materials, looks great, feels great