Reviewed by The Observer from Canada on Monday, April 29, 2013
As with all Italian cycling clothing, it's necessary to do some research if you're unfamiliar with the fit. These jerseys follow Giordana's sizing, which means that I got the Large for my 40-41' chest rather than the Medium STP recommends. This is very important!
The previous reviewer identified the lack of flat seamed stitching. Added to this, there is no gripper tape and the zipper will quickly bust if it's subjected to a lot of pressure, let alone the constant adjustments made during high output racing/training. If you follow the stated size, you'll get an uncomfortably tight top that will dig in to you at the seams and ride up at the waist and arms. Worse still, the zipper will pop at some inopportune, embarrassing moment!
On the other hand, it's a great looking jersey and I have no doubt it will be long lasting if used for its intended purposes; warm weather touring, club rides, and commuting. The crucial thing is to get the right fit ... make sure you follow the Giordana size chart and read up on proper fitting:
Reviewed by John from Denver, CO on Tuesday, March 26, 2013
This is a nice looking jersey, but the fabric is thin and feels cheap. What's really unacceptable is the cheap exposed seams on the inside of the jersey. Even a basic bike jersey has to have flatlocked seams. Uncomfortable, irritating, and returned.