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Carbon fiber muscles.

For decades, wool was the go-to fabric for cycling jerseys. Then someone tried cotton, which failed miserably. Then finally polyester — which to this day has been a staple. And while the basic content of the fabrics has remained the same, the Capo Drago Jersey is a new evolution in jersey construction, and one that has rewritten the boundaries of using only simple polyesters and Lycra. It's an evolution befitting of the highly evolved specimens we wheel out of the garage for every ride.

In creating a jersey that defied convention, Capo had to completely rethink its design and production processes from the ground up. The goal was to create a garment of superior quality, comfort, and protection, therefore run-of-the-mill polyester or pedestrian blends of Lycra would not be good enough. Thus, the Advanced Technology System (ATS) was born. The idea behind ATS was simple: Capo would create its next generation of ride-enhancing cycling apparel by combining the most technical Swiss and Italian fabrics they could find with the most advanced production methods available.

The fully-featured Drago Jersey sits proudly at the top of the ATS line — a technological marvel of fabric blending and modern garment tailoring. Capo admits it's the most complicated jersey it's ever created; it's an active, living, and breathing garment designed to adapt to your body's temperature, fit, and moisture management needs as you ride. And we wouldn't be prone to disagree. The Drago is also the most elastic jersey Capo has ever made — it fits with a pronounced weightlessness, yet is exceptionally strong. Four separate fabrics comprise its multi-paneled and fully-taped construction: the most prominent being the Flash ATS, which is a superlight tricot knit that keeps the jersey fantastically stretchy while expediting moisture transfer and virtually eliminating its dry time. Capo uses laser-perforated stretch mesh in the underarms, and antimicrobial carbon core threads in the mesh back panels to further regulate critical temperature zones while you ride. The jersey features a soft, microfiber collar, and a tight elastic hem that holds it in place whether you're standing on the pedals or hunched over in the saddle. We also really like the contrasting zipper with its protective garage at the hem of the jersey, which protects your bibs from zipper abrasion. It's a small detail for sure, but it further evidences Capo's absolute attention to every detail, and its dedication to leaving no stone unturned in engineering the ATS line.

The Drago is finished with a Schoeller Coldblack treatment that reduces heat buildup while protecting you from the sun's harmful UV rays. This makes even black fabrics cool to the touch under the hottest sun, so you can imagine how well it assists your skin in naturally maintaining a regulated body temperature. Three generous back pockets store all your essentials, and an additional zippered security pocket stashes a phone or media player for your ride. The pockets are constructed with the same elasticity, so you can load them down without worrying about compromising the jersey's fit or your profile. Though not compressive, in order for the jersey's fabric to excel at keeping you cool and dry, and your muscles fully supported, it needs to fit exceptionally close to your skin. Bear this in mind if everything seems a little tight the first time you put it on.

The Capo Drago 2.0 Jersey - Men's is available in sizes Small through XX-Large. Choose between Black or White.

  • Flash ATS
  • Laser-perforated stretch mesh
  • Zipper garage at hem
  • Schoeller Coldblack

Tech Specs

Advanced Technology System (ATS)
form fit
summer, spring
SPF Rating:
Recommended Use:
racing, training
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart


Men's Apparel

Capo Men's Apparel
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.

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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Size Bought: Medium

I like the fit and look of this jersey, but that's about it. There is also a small window of temperatures you can wear this thing in. Anything above 80 and you are going to hate this thing. And the mesh armpit areas make it too cold when the temp drops below 65. You can of course play with base layers and get more use out of this thing but the real problem for me is the rear middle pocket. It is unusable while riding. The jersey creeps up and cuts the pocket in half so you cant get ANYTHING in or out unless you pull over. Very frustrating. Plus there is some small zippered pocket that will irritate you all day when the temperature climbs

I don't know what to think.

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I have a love/hate relationship with Capo.
I love their fabrics, the pads in their bibs, but with some of their stuff I own, I'm disappointed while wearing it.

I'm not skinny at 5'9" and 160#, but I got the Med. and it fits really nice. I would say that it does conform to your body well, but not too tight, because of the elasticity.
It stays in place on the bike, the sleeves stay down for the most part which is a HUGE pet-peeve of mine. I don't know why more manufacturers can't get this right, including Assos.

That's where the goodness stops for me.
This jersey feels really heavy on. It's not a heavy weight jersey, but it feels like you have a sweater on almost. It's also the warmest jersey I own, and I run cold usually. I last wore it on a windy, 70 degree evening. I was almost too warm which is usually never the case with all my other jerseys.
Thankfully the mesh under the arms helps a lot. It just doesn't live up to all the technological jargon that's in the description.
I do think it breathes, but it just doesn't feel cool. Hard to explain, maybe cause I got the black one.
The middle pocket is lined with like a rubbery material, I think to keep what you put in there dry, but that is at the small of my back and it gets sweaty there because that material doesn't breathe.
The zipper "garage" at the hem, looks neat, but it makes for a hard time starting the zipper sometimes. The flaps of the garage always get caught in the zipper.

When you pick up the jersey, the fabrics feel so awesome and it looks great on and off. It's like, "how could this not be awesome.?"
I don't know, but for me it isn't
There's no way this jersey should be $249. Fortunately I didn't pay anywhere near that.
In my opinion, the best jersey out right now is the Sportful Gruppetto Pro and it's less than half the price, at which I don't even know if this one is worth.

The Porsche of Jerseys

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I love this jersey. Great fit. Excellent ventilation. Super high quality materials. Distinctive. When you look closely at all the details you realize the research and effort that went in to creating this garment.

I am 6 feet tall, 162 lbs and wear a Large and it fits like a very comfortable glove. I might be able to squeeze in to a medium but the jersey would be too short. Order up one size if you are between sizes.

One warning--this jersey would be very unflattering if you are carrying much extra weight around the middle and / or are bulked up on top. It is form fitting and is designed for a leaner build.

Unanswered Question

Any more info on the fit/form?

The "Fit" category above says "form fit", others say "slim" and so on but I cannot ascertain how these terms relate. From what I would call "race fit" (no bagginess or bunching anywhere) to something more relaxed. I see no mention of this gradation on Capo's site either.

More to the point, a 2012 Bikeradar review of the Drago said it was snug but not extreme. Extreme sounds like something is too small and therefore more likely it was not too small for the reviewer but that he prefers a fit that is not a "race fit". Indeed, past photos of this jersey seem to show some bunching up around the arms, shoulders, etc. But they could have changed the cut in the recent version.

Your mannequin photo makes it look like a perfect race fit but these mannequin photos can be misleading. This is 2015 so ...

Can you describe the fit of this latest Drago jersey a bit more?

(I like a race fit.)

Many thanks!