CHPT3 Girona 1.27 jersey & 1.17 bib shorts
CHPT3 is the result of former pro David Millar’s collaboration with designer Richard Pearce and Castelli. In contrast to his years as a sponsored rider, the range has an understated aesthetic.
CHPT3 Girona 1.27 jersey
The Girona jersey is light enough to keep you cool on the hottest days. Adam Gasson/Immediate Media
These Girona items are part of a small collection featuring abstract patterns inspired by the city’s red painted Eiffel Bridge. The short sleeve jersey is made with micro pique fabric, consisting of 92 percent polyester and a little elastane.
Described as race weight, it’s light and semi-transparent, with a fairly tall lined collar that’s slightly scalloped at the rear for a perfectly snug fit when you’re all zipped up and in a racing tuck.
You’re protected from the full-length YKK zip by an equally full-length internal flap, and there are three elasticated rear drop pockets, with an extra, small zipped valuables pocket.
The sleeves have wide, raw edge elastic grippers and the lower hem is elasticated. Both are just tight and grippy enough to keep the jersey well positioned and smoothly flap free, without making you feel shrink wrapped.
Light enough to keep you cool on the hottest days, it’s very comfortable in use and its low-key style is attractive, but not that visible.
CHPT3 Girona 1.17 bib shorts
Castelli’s Kiss Air2 pad is wonderfully protective. Adam Gasson/Immediate Media
The Girona bibs are made with soft-feeling and supportive fabric, in six flatlock stitched panels.
Their generous 90mm wide elastic leg grippers are backed with thousands of silicone dots and maintain their position perfectly, gripping with a flattering pressure.
Castelli’s Kiss Air2 pad is wonderfully protective, with all-day comfort and a themed design printed on it, although I’m unsure who you’d show it to.
The bibs use an open mesh with limited stretch and elastic edging, but despite finding the equivalent Castelli bibs to fit just as expected, the CHPT3 bibs seemed short, and a little tight. That aside, they’re supportive, wicking and quite plush, just check the bibs fit.