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Gear Review

3 5

Shorter than many

Since I'm reviewing sizing: I'm 6'2", 190lbs. I ordered a large. The materials felt great, and it was properly snug all around - not too compressive, not too loose. However, it's way too short. Compared to a similar Garneau jersey (also large), the zipper on this one is a full 3 inches shorter. The back length is only an inch less, but the shorter front makes it unwearable.

I would probably try an XL if it was available, but I'm not sure whether a bigger size would be too loose.

The zipper was also finicky - thanks to a previous review I knew the camlock would need some patience, but no matter what the zipper position it was a difficult slide. I could tell the difference between locked and not - it was just rough. Makes me wonder whether they got a bad batch of zippers at some point, because the rest of the build quality is fabulous.

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I have this in the womans' sleeveless version and found it somewhat short in the bodice, and the arm holes a little close, no problems with the zipper (yet...); you should send it back if it's has a bad zipper, or anything! I and a few other women have had to send back a few of their FR-C items for seams that were open, or came apart after wearing only a few rides, and that's their top of the line product,of all things (I found the FR-C tights a bit 'short' at the waist, too, and the band was not sewn...sent it back). Hope this isn't a "trend" for Giordana.