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Gear Review

5 5

Excellent kit.

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

I wore this jersey, along with the Trade FormaRed Carbon bib shorts for the first time today on a 40 mile ride with about 4000 feet of climbing in full summer heat. The Black/titanium may not have been the best color choice for a hot day, but I'm still very pleased. I'm 5'11" 195, with a 42" chest and a 36" waist. The XL jersey and bibs fit me very well. There is enough length in both that a person several inches taller could easily wear them. The jersey did well with the pockets fully loaded with snacks, tools and a third full water bottle, both unzipped for the hot climb, and fully zipped for the fast descent. Items in the pockets did not shift or bounce at all. I expect this will become one of the first riding kits I reach for. I highly recommend pairing it with the matching Trade FormaRed Carbon bib shorts:

http://www.backcountry.com/giordana-forma-red-carbon-custom-bib-short-mens

Excellent kit.