It's probably no coincidence that Campagnolo named this jersey after the element platinum. Known as a precious metal because of its scarcity, it's also rare that we find a jersey that we like so much. The Men's Platino Jersey adheres to Campy's passion for crafting elegant and high-performance products featuring a snug, race-ready fit that's not only aerodynamic but its inclusion of elastic materials in the torso and carbon filaments offer compression qualities that offer support and boosts your on the bike output.
Just as we've seen in frame and wheel development, clothing has been receiving the aero treatment lately as reduced wind resistance lets you go faster with less effort. Clothing might even have a more significant effect and it certainly is more cost effective. The snug fit is two-fold as it also offers compression benefits which improve circulation so muscles can work harder and recover faster. Campy uses a 2-percent carbon fiber filament at the sleeve and underarm areas as it has antibacterial properties, it's quick to dry, and also disperses static electricity that builds-up during cycling. At the waist's hem, the silicone gripper keeps the fit in place as you rise from the saddle and sit back down numerous times over the course of the ride.
The longer sleeves are held into place by a lay-flat thermally welded gripper that comfortably holds it in place and is more aerodynamic. On the front and back panels, Campy selected fabrics that contribute to the fit while remaining lightweight and breathable. We're also big fans of the low-cut collar as it reduces the chance of irritation on the neck and further adds to the aero package. Getting ready to tackle an extended summer climb? The Camlock zipper easily slides with one hand and once into position, it's held there by flipping up the metallic Campagnolo shield pull-tab. A garage lives at the lower end of the zipper preventing friction and wear and tear on your shorts. The two rear pocket design has easy entry angled openings which allow you to stow essentials and easily reach them and a third pocket with zipper closure houses valuables such as an ID, credit cards, or keys. Final thoughtful details include a laser-cut headphone cord port near the collar so you can take your tunes with and the reflective Campy shield logos on the front and rear that increase visibility in low lighting.
- Form-fitting jersey for fast-paced rides and racing
- Race fit offers compression and aerodynamics
- The added carbon filament in antibacterial and dries quickly
- Full-length zip allows you to regulate body temperature
- Reflective logos pop in low light for added visibility
- Two rear pockets and a third zipper pocket with a cord hole for headphones