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Conquer the heat.
Santini turned to Aussie track specialist Anna Meares as it began designing its women's Gold Jersey, aiming to create a piece that stood apart from its other designs for the upcoming season. Based in Adelaide, Ms. Meares knows plenty about riding through hot, dry conditions, and we'd imagine that her experience with challenging summer heat inspired the Gold Jersey's emphasis on cool fabrics and maximum breathability.
Whether you're heading up Mt. Lofty for an early morning climb or logging your midsummer miles stateside, the Gold Jersey's embedded Resistex Bioceramic threads will work to protect your skin from damaging UV rays while working to attract cooling far infrared (FIR) rays. According to Santini, this also helps the fabric improve circulation, thus speeding up your body's ability to cool itself down.
Besides the futuristic fabric technology, the Gold Jersey also relies on more traditional cooling strategies, including an airy back mesh panel and micro-mesh arm cuffs to help the entire jersey facilitate rapid moisture transfer. With its focus on coolness, Santini didn't neglect classic features like a full-length zipper, reflective logo, and roomy set of three rear pockets, as well as a contoured, form-fitting silhouette.