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Fall/Winter Riding Guide Part II

November 22 2021 – Giordana Cycling

Fall/Winter Riding Guide  Part II

Fall/Winter Riding Guide Part II

Rain, Cold, or Chilly Shine, G-Shield Has You Covered 

Comfort and warmth are essential in the fall and winter months, and with weather changing so quickly from day to day, versatile kit is a must-have. The G-Shield Collection has everything you need - Thermal bib shorts, tights, short and long sleeve jerseys, warmers, and gloves. With new thermal fleece-lined fabric and the same Acqua Zero Eco™ water repellent nanotechnology, the G-Shield Collection offers warmth, breathability, and protection making this collection so versatile it can keep you riding in fall, through winter and back into spring. 

Acqua Zero Eco™ 

Every garment in the G-Shield Collection is designed with protective Acqua Zero Eco™ nanotechnology that bonds to the thermal fleece-lined fabric and creates a barrier against wind and water. This treatment fuses to the fibers within the fabric itself to provide a hydrophobic (environmentally-friendly & PFOA free) coating with excellent water repellency and a very low water absorption rate. In light to moderate rain, water will bead up and run off the fabric’s surface while holding less water under a heavy downpour to remain lighter than untreated fabrics. Even when soaked, G-Shield garments retain their breathability aiding in efficient core temperature management. When cold, wet or dry weather conditions hit, G-Shield has you covered. 

G-Shield Thermal Bib Short

Designed to offer three-season protection against the elements, the G-Shield Thermal Bib Short is constructed using a new thermal 300-gram fleece-lined fabric (with The Acqua Zero Eco™) that is tightly woven for optimal wind protection, support, and compression where you need it most. Two reflective stripes at the back of each leg provide visibility in low light conditions. 

Fit

1on1™ Paneling System, with only one seam at the back of the bib short, offers optimal comfort, increased protection from wind and rain, and minimizes the opportunity for water to get through the fabric. For added warmth, the G-Shield thermal bib has longer has a longer inseam with more coverage at the front of the legs. High-stretch woven elastic bib straps provide support and the waist uses a soft fabric without an added finishing to provide a comfortable against the body. 

Temperature Range*

Recommended for milder climates and temperatures from high 60°F to low 40°F that can be extended to colder rides with the addition of G-Shield Leg Warmers. 

*Temperature ranges are a general reference as every cyclist experiences temperatures differently and depending on your riding style, from high output efforts to low-intensity training, the range could be extended or decreased.

Chamois

The Cirro and Cirro W chamois feature aloe vera infusion at the nano level and a four-layer construction including a hydrophobic foam layer that repels moisture.

G-Shield Thermal Short and Long Sleeve Jerseys

The fleece-lined thermal Blizzard™ fabric provides a soft, flexible, non-restrictive fit that that is perfect for layering and keeps you warm in cool and cold conditions. Built-in Acqua Zero Eco™ nanotechnology treatment fuses to the fibers of the fabric to provide a hydrophobic coating that protects you against inclement weather and keeps you dry in wet conditions by limiting fabric saturation. Additional features include two reflective stripes on the left side pocket and reflective pixel technology at the back for increased visibility. 

Fit

A relaxed fit with enough stretch to layer on top of a light or midweight short or long sleeve base layer, the G-Shield jerseys use a paneling system with minimal seams to allow for optimal stretch while limiting cold air and the elements from getting through on your longer fall and winter rides. An ergonomic collar comfortably fits the neck and a large tooth zipper with large zipper pull allows easy adjustments on and off the bike.  

Temperature Range*

Recommended for milder climates and temperatures from high 60°F to low 50°F for the short sleeve jersey and low 60°F to low 40°F for the long sleeve. The short sleeve jersey’s temperature range can be extended with arm warmers. 

*Temperature ranges are a general reference as every cyclist experiences temperatures differently and depending on your riding style, from high output efforts to low-intensity training, the range could be extended or decreased.

G-Shield Thermal Arm and Leg Warmers

Extend your cold weather range with protective G-Shield accessories. The unisex thermal arm and leg warmers will become an essential part of your fall, winter and spring cycling kit by providing soft, comfortable warmth with the water repellent Acqua Zero Eco™ nanotechnology treatment. For inclement weather and low light conditions, two reflective stripes are placed on the left arm and calf for visibility.  

Fit

Our latest version of G-Shield warmers are made using Super Roubaix™ thermal fabric that is ergonomically cut to comfortably accommodate the natural bend in the arms and legs. These warmers also incorporate a vertical seam that adds additional mobility, a straight-cut finish at the at the bottom and top of the warmers to ensure a secure fit. The single seam down the inside of the arms and legs aids in extra water resistance and improved stretch for a fit that is both comfortable and functional. 

Temperature Range*

Recommended for mild to cold climates and temperatures from high 60°F to low 40°F.
 
*Temperature ranges are a general reference as every cyclist experiences temperatures differently and depending on your riding style, from high output efforts to low-intensity training, the range could be extended or decreased.

G-Shield Thermal Bib Tight

This bib tight is constructed using new 300-gram weight, thermal fleece-lined Blizzard™ fabric with Acqua Zero Eco™ water repellent treatment. and the calves of the tights are finished with two large reflectivity stripes that aid in visibility in low-light conditions. A mesh panel at the back of the bib tights aids in breathability, woven elastic bib straps have the perfect amount of give and support while also holding the aloe vera Cirro-S chamois securely in place. 

Fit

The 1on1™ Paneling System, with only one seam at the back of the legs, offers optimal comfort, increased protection from wind and rain, and minimizes the opportunity for water to get through the fabric with less stitching exposed to the elements. The ankles include internal elastic grippers that help hold the tights in place. A soft fabric at the waist without an added finishing provides added comfort on longer rides. 

Temperature Range*

Recommended for milder climates and temperatures from high 50°F to low 40°F. 
 
*Temperature ranges are a general reference as every cyclist experiences temperatures differently and depending on your riding style, from high output efforts to low-intensity training, the range could be extended or decreased.

Chamois

The Cirro S and Cirro S-W features aloe vera infusion at the nano level and a four-layer construction including a hydrophobic foam layer that repels moisture. 

G-Shield Thermal Gloves

The Thermal G-Shield Gloves are made with fleece-lined Blizzard™ fabric with Acqua Zero Eco™ water repellent nanotechnology treatment that fuses to the fabric to repel water and protect you against inclement weather. Strategically placed padding in the palm areas provides cushioned support while the highly elastic Blizzard™ fabric allows for movement when shifting gears. Two reflective stripes on the left hand are added for visibility. 

Temperature Range

Recommended for mild to colder climates and temperatures from 60°F to low 40°F. 
 
*Temperature ranges are a general reference as every cyclist experiences temperatures differently and depending on your riding style, from high output efforts to low-intensity training, the range could be extended or decreased.

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