This lightweight top does what it says on the tin: it’s really soft. Designed for mid-season riding, it’s a good mid layer – Santini say it’s for temperatures of 10-18°C. We tested it in the UK in December with only a lightweight shell over the top and found that it was just warm enough.
Its brushed inner face and low-key seams make it incredibly comfortable. The simple but flattering design and anatomically cut fit make it a great top to be seen in too, and there are three pockets at the back for stashing bits and pieces.
Our only complaint was that it seemed really short in the body – the dropped tail didn’t cover much and rode up as we pedaled. But it’s such a useful weight and so comfortable that it’s a sound investment.
This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine.