AV Versa H2O Short-Sleeve Jersey
When conditions are milder but rain is a certainty, we reach for a lightweight baselayer and the AV Versa H2O Short-Sleeve Jersey from Giordana. Why would we choose this over the usual rain cape you might ask? Good question. We like the AV Versa H2O Short Sleeve Jersey because its super lightweight, offers our core the protection of a wind and waterproof jacket, and it's highly breathable. This allows us to wear the jersey from start to finish without packing a ton of layers or having to stop the ride to put on or take off apparel.
The highly water-resistant and breathable materials used on the AV allow you to push hard and ride at your potential in damp conditions. The exterior fabric is a lightweight and tightly woven material that blocks both wind and moisture and provides a durable rip proof surface. Potential water entry points are taped to keep the elements out and the entire jersey receives a DWR treatment to keep precipitation from soaking the garment. What really makes this jersey special is its eVent DV Stretch membrane that's bonded to the fabric offering unprecedented wet weather protection without sacrificing a dialed fit on the bike.
Giordana's attention to detail is evident with each panel being infrared cut and welded to create low profile seams. The arm openings are thermo bonded helping improve the fit and keeping elements at bay. A taller collar with microfiber fleece interior offers extra protection and cozy comfort when zipped all the way up. Speaking of zippers, one of our favorite features of this jersey is the snaps underneath the waterproof zipper. This allows you to unzip the jersey for increased ventilation without fully opening the jacket.
At the rear of the jersey are the requisite 3 pockets that are gusseted for strength and to prevent sagging with drainage holes for water evacuation. The pockets also feature a lip at the top to keep items in and prevent them from getting ejected over rough roads. Finally, as wet rides usually accompany low light, this jersey features a bevy of visibility increasing items including a Pixel reflective tail for approaching motorists, reflective piping at the waist and upper arm for side visibility, and reflective stripes on either side of the zipper.
- A short-sleeve jersey offering protection form perception
- eVent DV Stretch membrane is waterproof and breathable
- Fully taped seams seal out water and wind
- Tall collar with fleece lining sits softly against the neck
- Thermo bonded arm cuffs secure snugly to keep you covered
- Pixel tail and other reflective elements illuminate under headlights
- Cut for the ideal fit in while in the riding position
- 3 gusseted pockets store essentials and feature drainage holes