Giordana Silverline Jersey $124.95
This jersey is more than just a silver lining.
For 2013, we've found that Giordana has placed a premium on value in its jerseys. In fact, in their compositions, every tier group is nearly indistinguishable from the one above it. Of course, such is the case with the Silverline Jersey. Aesthetic designs aside, the only real differentiator between it and the Laser is the absence of one material at the shoulders, a different material at the waistband, and a more conforming fit.
Comprising the bulk of the construction is Giordana's newest material, MicroPhase. And although this fabric wasn't developed exclusively by Giordana, it did commission a proprietary alteration to the prior iteration's structure and composition. Now, the material expresses more compressive characteristics and is a far more effective moisture manager. It features a fabric weight hovers around 135g/m2, which doesn't perform as much blood flow promotion as a 220 denier compression piece, but it does limit the negative effects of road vibration and muscle oscillation from shocks. Another change to the original MicroPhase composition includes an increased incorporation of polyester microfiber and a shift in fiber positioning in relation to the skin. Now, the fabric is far more breathable, and by placing less absorbent fibers next to the skin and more absorbent fibers at the outside, MicroPhase works like a two-filament corkscrew, moisture is quickly pulled away for rapid absorption.
Rounding out the construction is the most important feature of the jersey, its fit. Lazer benefits from Giordana's innovative contoured cut. Essentially, the jersey has been created on an anatomic curve in order to clone the body in the cycling position. By doing this, abrasion is minimized, and fabric bunching and pinching is eliminated. To secure this position, Giordana incorporated its LoPro 45 arm bands at the arm cuffs and a supple elastic at the waistband. At the cuffs, this design uses a low-profile, seamless cuff that holds strong while maintaining an aerodynamic presence. And for further comfort, the entirety of the jersey have been constructed with four-needle flatlock stitched seams.
For storage of your ride essentials, Giordana has included three ample rear cargo pockets. And to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, the jersey also features a reflective accents throughout its construction.
The Giordana Silverline Jersey is available in six sizes from Small to XXX-Large and in the colors Black, Blue, Fluo Yellow, Orange, Red, and Sky Blue.
(86.4 - 88.9cm)
(91.4 - 94.0cm)
(96.5 - 101.6cm)
(104.1 - 109.2cm)
(111.8 - 114.3cm)
(63.5 - 71.1cm)
(71.1 - 81.3cm)
(81.3 - 91.4cm)
(91.4 - 101.6cm)
(101.6 - 111.8cm)
- 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.
What community has to say
Awesome but a little long.
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I am 5'7.5", 145 lbs, 30"waist, 38" chest and this jersey is beautiful but a little looser than I'm used to. I purchased a small which is as small as Giordana goes and the midsection is a little loose as well as the length of the jersey being a little too long, nearly covering my entire butt. I just hike it up a bit. Fit states 'slim' but I must be emaciated or something, which I am not, but I also purchased Giordana's EXO jersey and that is considered 'race' cut, however, both jerseys are fairly roomy in my midsection. I like a sleeker true race cut and I assumed since Giordana hails from Italy they'd be like a second skin but they're not. However, if you like looser these are uber comfortable and if you can fill out this jersey with a little thicker frame then it wouldn't be the cut-off-your-ability-to-breathe 'race' cut I've found in other brands. The material/s in this jersey make it stretchy and super light, not restricting. A beautiful kit (purchased the matching sky blue bibs in small which fit perfectly) but I guess I'll have to up my burrito intake to fill it out.