Back in April, La Passione the direct to consumer brand launched a new collection of women’s clothing called Grace.
In the collection are four items designed according to the requests of the most demanding athletes so we decided to give them a test. Jessie Walker, former professional rider and travel guide for many cycling tours, got out on the road and put the jersey and shorts to the test. But first a bit of background to the collection from La Passione.
All the items in the new collection use premium textiles and high technology to guarantee great results linked with a sophisticated look.
The Jersey is an authentic blend of elegance and performance. It is made by matching 2 two-way stretch fabrics that combine a perfectly balanced mix of microfibre and LYCRA® to ensure the best aesthetic and functional characteristics. All these elements together result in a race- fit product that provides great breathability and therefore fast drying.
Special mesh panels along the sides and the back provide proper stability and a continuous fresh feeling as you pedal. They wick away moisture and keep you cool. Three back pockets and a silicone band on the lower back ensures good grip on the bib shorts.
The whole look is that less is more when the logos and reflective hold the line marks are added.
For the warmest days, when breathability is the key word for a good ride, the Tank sleeveless version has all the above-mentioned features along with greater lightness and freedom of movement.
Both models are available in three vibrant colours – mandarin, lime, sky blue and three classy shades – terracotta, black and burgundy.
The Bib Shorts are in Italian high-quality Lycra and have seamless bands made of Sensitive® coupled textile to enhance comfort and, at the same time, guarantee outstanding durability.
The central supporting structure is in a special mesh to improve ventilation and to perfectly fit the bib shorts on the body. In the legs, a high elastic band improves muscle support and deploys an internal silicone grip to provide a soft and ultralight hold.
The Elastic Interface® insert is totally new, designed according to an accurate anthropometric study on the woman’s body fit.
Developed to optimise the comfort in the saddle, during longer rides as well, it provides full protection on the entire pelvic area, while the perforated surface allows for a drastic reduction of moisture.
To meet all the different needs for comfort and practicality, the collection is rounded out with the strapless Shorts version, that deploys the same quality and technology of the Bib Shorts, including the cutting-edge insert. In this model, the construction of the sides has been further innovated to ensure maximum constraint-free muscle compression.
Both products can be purchased in two colours: the classic black and an elegant blue.
You can view Jessie Walker’s product review here: