Capo Drago 2.0 Jersey - Men's $249.95
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.
- 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.