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The Vermarc Tinto Donna Short Sleeve Jersey is definitely one for the summer. Layer it up correctly though and it will see you all year round.
Vermarc manage to combine Italian craftsmanship with good style and some bold colours. The Tinto Donna is made with 100% polyester S-Dry fabric. This material is suitable for summer riding because the structure of it allows air to circulate, allowing the rider to feel dryer and cooler overall.
It has been designed so it feels soft and light next to your skin and it really does. You aren't even quite aware you are wearing it. It isn't too tight either, which is put down to the internal structure. This is supposed to reduce the contract points between the jersey and you. It seems to stand up to this claim well.
The jersey has three rear pockets that are fairly standard. They are a decent size and there is plenty of room to take all your essentials with you. On the sides of the two outer pockets, there are small reflective strips which is a nice little touch.
The rear has a drop tail which you expect from a cycling jersey and the hem has a good silicone grip which holds the jersey in place.
In terms of durability, it's thin to the touch, yet incredibly strong. You can pull and stretch the jersey and it doesn't feel like it will come apart at all. I feel it would stand up to a fair few falls (if that happens) without too much damage. It also washes very well and has retained its colour.
The fit of the jersey is close enough to feel secure. If you worry about more than one extra layer, or want a looser fit it's probably worth sizing up. It's not the longest jersey either. I am quite short and felt the fit was fine, but anyone taller may have issues with the length, and I'm not sure if this can be sorted by sizing up.
All in all, Vermarc Tinto Donna is a lightweight jersey that will really keep you cool in the summer. It works well, folds away small and it's comfortable.
Bright, bold jersey perfect for summer riding
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Make and model: Vermarc Tinto Donna ladies jersey
Size tested: Medium
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
The jersey is aimed at female riders for summer weather. Vermarc say "We guarantee Italian quality, efficiency and versatility in the Vermarc Tinto Donna Short Sleeve Jersey." The jersey was very well made and feels great to wear.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
S-DRY is a lightweight fabric for summer jerseys.
Flatlock seams to avoid friction and irritation to the skin
Full length zip for extra ventilation when you need it
The jersey is one of the lightest I've come across.
The flatlock stitching makes the jersey really comfortable to wear.
The RRP is quite high, but shop around and you can get it for less than half price.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The jersey performed really well. It lived up to its purpose.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
I liked the lightness of it.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Age: 34 Height: 158cms Weight: 61kg
I usually ride: Giant defy My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: A few times a week I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,