190 E™ is a mesh like elastic material; inspired by technology used in the medical industry it allows the skin to breathe while providing full coverage and light compression. This cutting edge material is now used as a leg band on several shorts and bib shorts in the 2015 Giordana line.
190 Mesh™ is a material inspired from technologies used in medical applications that allow the skin to breathe while healing. Used in the back of premium bib uppers, it aids in stabilizing the bibs, and keeps the short in place.
A.I. One™ is composed of two different filaments for optimum performance. A special weave on the inside layer creates air pockets to maximize breathability and move moisture away from the body, while the outer layer is comprised of a polyester microfiber that offers excellent UV protection.
Acqua-Zero™ is a unique material treatment, which guards against water. The treatment is infused into the microfibers of the material threads on a nano-level during the manufacturing process. The integrated Acqua- Zero treatment vastly increases a fabric’s water repellency, and decreases the amount of water a material can become saturated by.
AeroFix Pro™ is a combination of two (Ametista™ + Antigua™) materials bonded without the use of stitches creating seamless-feeling uppers and cuffs. The surface against the body is soft with small perforations that allow air to pass through while the outside material conforms to the body keeping the bib short or jersey properly in place.
AeroLite™ is a 53 mm wide ultra thin printed band used for holding the garment in place with silicone threads that are woven through the fabric. This material composition creates the perfect amount of traction without constricting.
Woven carbon filaments that run through the fabric, which shield the body from absorbing static energy, electro-smog, and UV rays characterize the appearance Ametista™. The carbon threads also help control the elasticity of the fabric and are used strategically to dictate the stretch allowance of garment panels.
Antigua™ is the signature backing of the Aerofix Pro™ material combination, used in some of the FormaRed-Carbon™ garments. The internal surface is a semi-perforated material that creates small pockets of air next to the skin, increasing breathability.
Asteria 2.0™ is incredibly lightweight at 130 g/m2 utilizing a compact weave of 44 threads per centimeter, which provides micro-compression and fantastic coverage. Asteria is utilized in many of Giordana’s jerseys for its ability to block UV rays, and quickly transfer perspiration away from the skin.
Asteria 3.0™ is an evolution of the 2.0, which provides micro-compression and better coverage than its predecessor. Asteria is utilized in many of Giordana’s jersey panels for its ability to block UV rays, and quickly move perspiration away from the wearer’s skin.
The CamLock™ Zipper's head locks in place when flipped down, prohibiting the zipper from opening. When the head is flipped up, the zipper becomes unlocked, and can be easily actuated with one hand.
Corsa™ fabric is composed of three layers. The outermost layer is a fabric that is smooth and resistant to wind and treated with a DWR treatment to repel water, keeping the rider warm and dry. The middle layer is a WindTex® membrane, a purpose built barrier that protects from high winds. Closest to the body is a soft-brushed material that retains warmth in its loft to comfortably insulate the rider.
Dri-Release™ is a microblend performance fabric used for its unparalleled moisture transferring qualities that moves perspiration away from the skin quickly. Dri-Release dries four times faster than cotton, yet retains a soft feel.
Dryarn™ is more breathable than polyester, more insulating than wool, and lighter than comparable fibers. Dryarn is the perfect partner for athletes who subject their bodies to stress, profuse perspiration, and frequent or sudden changes in temperature during sporting activities.
Dual Fit Strong™ is a new generation performance microfiber that employs Dual Weaving and Reduced Point of Contact technologies. The Dual Weave reduces the number of contact points between the garment and the athlete's skin, generating a micro-circulation of air for optimal ventilation.
DWR™ (durable water repellency) is a finish added to a material to make it water and stain resistant. Giordana uses DWR™ for a multitude of garments sometimes in conjunction with waterproof, breathable fabrics to prevent the outer layer of the garment from absorbing water.
ERG200™ utilizes a yarn that is a thin multi-filament polyester, which is much softer and more comfortable than traditional yarns, yet resistant to abrasion and pilling. This loft traps body heat, retaining warmth and creating a comfortable sensation next to the skin.
Gi27™ is a jersey material selected for its excellent elasticity, which conforms to the body in motion. Its wicking abilities pull perspiration away from the body quickly to keep the rider dry during exertion.
Giordana's Women's Contour Fit™ optimizes the fit and paneling of garments to the unique proportions and anatomy of the female form in the riding positon. The women's-specific jersey fit accounts for the different measurement relationships of the female body, including a proportionally longer torso, different hip to waist ratio, and narrower shoulders.
The "HC" refers to the fabric’s High Compression rate, while the "44" designates the number of threads per centimeter. HC-44’s ultra compact knit translates into lighter weight, yet offers the performance enhancing benefits of higher compression rates, usually found only in heavier fabrics.
HC-50™ takes HC-44™ to another level by providing added compression with a higher threads per centimeter count. HC refers to the fabric’s High Compression rate, while 50 designates the number of threads per centimeter. HC-50’s ultra compact knit translates into lighter weight, yet offers the performance enhancing benefits of higher compression rates, usually found only in heavier fabrics.
HD-44 is a combination of High Density Weave + WindTex + an insualting inner pile. HD44 on the outside provides a smooth aerodynamic surface. The middle WindTex membrane is a new thinner, more elastic version that clones every body movement. The innermost surface is a soft, breathable wicking layer called PL3.
HD-44™ + DWR™, is a high density, extremely fine 44 thread per centimeter woven microfiber that combines with the DWR™ (Durable Water Repellency) finish providing a light weight, high performance and dry winter garment.
HD44 Light™ is a combination of a High Density Weave + WindTex + a Lighter Density Weave. HD44 on the outside provides a smooth aerodynamic surface. The middle WindTex membrane is a well known industry standard in wind blocking technology. Smooth HD22 is the innermost layer that has both an antibacterial and wicking treatment to quickly move moisture away from the body, and maintain a costant inner climate.
Jerseys in this collection include a hidden pocket at the chest or rear pocket that includes a small button hole which routes radio or iPod headphones through the inside of the collar or internally up the back for easy listening and comfort without exposed wires.
Host Carbon™ is a fabric that molds to, and moves with, a cyclist's body in motion. The incorporation of Carbon threads promotes blood circulation, shields the body from UV rays, and dissipates static energy and electro-smog that a cyclist may encounter on their ride. The carbon threads also control the stretch of the fabric, allowing host to be used strategically in the fit and tailoring of a garment.
Illusion™ is a quick-drying mesh material that allows for maximum breathability, and is utilized primarily for ventilation in key areas to aid in temperature regulation.
Kite™ is an ultra fine lightweight micromesh with a soft hand utilized for ventilation and perspiration management.
LoPro 0™ is a polyester microfiber elastic utilized in bib straps for its softness and wicking abilities, as well as, maximum breathability.
LoPro 30™ is a 30mm wide printed soft elastic band used on the arms, waist and cuffs. Chosen for its ultra thin profile and soft stretchability, LoPro 30 has a silicone gripper on the inside to hold the garment perfect in place with a sleek aerodynamic silhouette.
LoPro 45™ is a 45mm wide soft printed band used as a comfortable gripper at the arm, waist, and cuffs on several garments. Chosen for its ultra thin profile and stretch-ability, LoPro 45 also has a silicone gripper on the inside to hold the garment perfectly in place.
Michron™ is the latest in fiber and knitting technologies that have yielded one of the best performance jersey fabrics ever. The unique miniature honeycomb textured knit allows airflow to keep you cool. It also allows the material to stretch not just in two directions, but on the bias as well for maximum conformability.
Michron™ Ceramica is a duel texture microfiber fabric that accelerates movement of moisture away from the wearers skin to the outside of the fabric where it can evaporate. There is a ceramic treatment that is anti-bacterial and eliminates electro-static interference keeping the rider safe and dry.
Giordana commissioned special proprietary alterations to the original structure of this material to maximize its performance. Softer less absorbent fibers are used next to the skin, while the more absorbent fibers are used on the outside to pull moisture rapidly away from the body.
MicroQuad™ bib uppers are made of a polyester microfiber elastic for softness and wicking abilities while rectangular perforations create maximum breathability.
Moovix Light™ is a lightweight, breathable performance fabric that is highly elastic producing a superb fit. The unique honeycomb knit of Moovix Light allows for an omni-directional stretch, which makes the jersey fit close to the body and move with you throughout the range of motion.
Moovix™ has a unique honeycomb knit structure that enables equal stretch in all directions, not just the two or four way stretch of standard spandex materials. Its high stretch and compression rate produces a micro-massaging effect on the skin that can increase blood flow to the muscles and delay fatigue.
Moxie™ is especially good for printing as it holds vibrant color and will not run or fade. Moxie is treated to promote fast wicking and evaporation of moisture. This treatment means that perspiration will not be trapped next to the skin, so riders will feel cooler and drier.
New Corsa™ is a three-layer material. The outermost layer is resistant to wind. It is treated with DWR to repel water to keep the rider warm and dry. The middle layer is a WindTex® an industry standard in wind blocking technology that also allows vaporized moisture to escape. Closest to the body is a soft-brushed material that retains warmth in its loft to comfortably insulate against winter weather.
Nilo 220™ does the work of other performance microfibers, but with a softer hand. It is ideal for use in women’s collections because of its silky smooth feel. The material provides ample stretch to comfortably conform to a wide variety of body shapes and sizes.
PrimaLoft™ is a synthetic microfiber material that provides breathability and improved moisture management capabilities.
Reflective Strips and are used on the majority of Giordana's tops and bottoms. These high visibility reflective accents can be found on pockets, accent piping, ankle zippers, calf panels, collars, wrist hems, and hip panels to insure safety for riders.
Revolution™ is a compression fabric used on the shoulders, waistband, and pockets of some premium jerseys to aid in performance. The result in an aerodynamic muscle supporting fit that other microfibers simply can't achieve.
Sensitive™ fabric is a smooth, low profile, and incredibly soft material which is used in the women’s internal 360 bra. The fabric is light and breathable, allowing perspiration to evaporate quickly. It provides comfortable support ideal for athletic use.
Sentry Light™ is the wind and water-resistant nylon material used for the TriSeason Jacket and Vest. Super lightweight and ultra compactable with excellent wind-breaking properties, Sentry Light is optimized for windy riding conditions but retains a level of water resistance similar it's big brother "Sentry™".
Sentry™ takes weather protection to the next level as the wind and waterproof material used for the HydroShield Jacket and Vest. Sentry incorporates a unique hydrophilic membrane laminate that is incredibly breathable and extremely durable, appropriate for use in extreme conditions.
Shield Endurance™ is manufactured using exclusive super dull polyester yarn, elastomer and the latest SUPER 40 generation weaving technology. It is an ideal fabric to utilize for printed sportswear because of its resistance to releasing color. Even after many uses and washes the colors remain vibrant and won’t run.
Super Roubaix® is a winter-weight microfiber material that is made with a special interlocking knit and fits like spandex, but is thicker. SuperRoubaix moves moisture efficiently and is breathable. It is brushed on the inside surface to create loft that insulates by retaining body heat.
SuperRoubaix® AZ (Acqua-Zero) A winter-weight microfiber material that is made with a special interlocking knit and fits like nylon/spandex, but is thicker. SuperRoubaix moves moisture efficiently and is breathable. It is brushed on the inside surface to create loft that insulates by retaining body heat. SuperRoubaix AZ receives the Acqua-Zero water repellent nano treatment. (see Acqua-Zero)
SuperRoubaix® Carbon adds the inherent beneficial properties of carbon to the tried and true ultimate winter material. The carbon element controls the stretch in the fabric, enabling muscle isolation to delay the onset of fatigue. Carbon also repels atmospheric electronic interference from cell phone towers and power lines that negatively affect performance on the bike.
ThermoDream™ is a winter-weight microfiber material that is made with a special interlocking knit and fits like nylon/ spandex, but is thicker. It also utilizes a brushed inner pile to retain heat, protecting the rider against cold fall and winter conditions. ThermoDream™ is composed of 51% Poliammide; 37% Poliestere Thermolite; 12% Elastomero.
VX2™ (Vapor X-change2), is a sophisticated new performance material sourced specifically for the Giordana Sport Jersey. VX2™ uses two different fiber makeups that work in tandem to quickly pull moisture from the body faster than ever.
WBA™ is a three layer bonded material. The outermost layer is treated with a DWR treatment to repel water keeping the rider warm and dry. The middle layer is a WindTex® membrane that protects from rain and wind, but allows vaporized perspiration to escape. Closest to the body is a soft-brushed pile that retains warmth in its loft to comfortably insulate.
WindTex® is a semi-permeable membrane that protects from rain, but allows vaporized perspiration to escape. The membrane regulates body temperature by repelling wind and water and maintaining a consistent microclimate between the skin and the material.
Zaffiro 2.0™ is the next generation of anti-abrasion fabric that reduces friction during the pedal stroke. Engineered to continue to perform over time, Zaffiro 2.0™ is particularly suitable for uses where durability, comfort and performance are required.
Zaffiro™ is an anti-abrasion fabric that reduces friction during the pedal stroke. Engineered to continue to perform over time, Zaffiro™ is particularly suitable for uses where durability, comfort and performance are required.
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