Quality and Style: purely Italian
Sportful, an Italian manufacturer of cycling and sports apparel, doesn't outsource its fabrics. In fact, its mills have been a family affair since 1946. To that end you'll find true Italian style and quality imbued in all of its cycling gear. The Allure jersey is no exception.
Sportful used two distinct fabrics to construct the Allure jersey. First, for the main body, E-lite multi-denier jersey fabric was used. This is a soft knit microfiber that quickly moves moisture away from your skin to the surface of the jersey. From there it evaporates leaving you dry and fresh for the duration of your ride. Used in conjunction with the E-lite is Kontatto, a high-stretch fabric. Placed over the shoulders, it allows you freedom to move in and out of the drops without the fabric bunching or having the jersey ride up over your hips.
The jersey features a form-fit designed for a women's frame. It is not merely the smaller version of a men's kit. To that end it tapers in at the waist and was sewn with raglan sleeves. A full-length zipper allows you to customize the amount of ventilation you receive. To help hold the jersey from riding up, a wide silicone gripper elastic band was placed at the waist. Three back pockets finish off the jersey.
The Sportful Allure Jersey - Short Sleeve - Women's comes in four colors: Hot pink/white, Black/white, White/plum, and Apple green/white. It is available in six sizes from X-Small to XX-Large.