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The use of silk in cycling jerseys was pioneered on the track in the 1940s and has now been combined with our best-loved Flyweight design to create one of the most advanced hot-weather jerseys ever made.
The Classic Silk Jersey brings an historic fabric back to the vanguard of performance clothing design by using an exceptionally lightweight construction that combines the natural sweat-wicking, fast-drying and antibacterial properties of silk with polyester for added strength, stretch and breathability. Weighing in at just 113 grams in a size medium, it’s our lightest jersey yet and the perfect partner on rides in hot and humid conditions.
Produced in the same Italian mill as our revolutionary Shadow material, the silk fabric is highly absorbent, wicking away sweat rapidly, but also extraordinarily quick-drying, meaning that it feels cool and dry on the skin even when you’re working hard in the heat. Mesh side panels provide additional breathability and create the same stretch fit as the Classic Flyweight Jersey. To keep weight to an absolute minimum, the jersey features a super lightweight full-length zip, a slimline rear gripper and bonded seams on the back at armband. Three gusseted rear pockets carry all you’ll need for the ride, while a raised collar to help protect your neck from the sun.
To preserve the natural properties of your jersey, wash it with similar colours to avoid colour bleeding, do not iron, and use the integrated hanger loop at the collar to dry.
“It was a case of fabric first in the development of this jersey. As soon as we found the woven silk polyester blend, we knew we had to create a special hot weather garment.”
Maria Olson, Design Manager