GIORDANA MEN'S JERSEYS - SHORT SLEEVE
Body Clone is Giordana's top shelf clothing series and the FormaRed Carbon Jersey uses Giordana's most advanced materials and design work, making it the top shelf Body Clone jersey. Aptly named, Body Clone uses Giordana's most form-fitting cut and styling. In pairing together a FormaRed jersey and bib shorts, think of them as a skin suit in two pieces.
The first thing you'll notice about the FormaRed Carbon Jersey is its weight, or lack thereof. It's as light as some base layers. Two fabrics, Asteria and Ametista give the jersey its lightness; Asteria helps give the jersey a soft, stretchy feel and is woven in a honeycomb pattern to help wick moisture away from the skin. Ametista includes carbon fibers for durability and to limit stretch in certain directions. It's used at the waist and cuffs, keeping the jersey in place without the need for gripper elastic. A fabric called Antigua is used to back the Ametista, and thanks to its perforated design, it increases airflow through the jersey to keep you cool. Another fabric, MCK, forms the "Y" shape in the back of the jersey. How often has a reasonably sized jersey begun to sag during a ride because you've stuffed a few things in your pockets? MCK is designed to prevent vertical stretch that leads to the dreaded sag. Flat-stitched seems contribute to the sleek fit.
A full cam-lock zipper allows you to further modulate cooling while small fabric flaps at the top and bottom of the jersey prevent the teeth of the zipper from catching on the fabric. Given the snug cut of the FormaRed Carbon, we like the fact that the left and right pockets are cut on an angle to make it easier to fish out food while riding. The middle pocket maintains a high capacity for storage, big enough for a vest; it's also graced with a single, zippered pocket overlayed on the middle pocket, perfect for a driver's license or single key, should you have something you can't risk losing. Reflective piping at strategic points will help keep you noticeable to traffic in lower-light situations.
The Giordana FormaRed Carbon Jersey is available in six sizes from Small to XX-Large, and it comes in three colors -- Black/white, Red/white, and White/black.