The Santini Women's Coral 2.0 Winter Long Sleeve Jersey keeps you warm and comfortable in wintry weather. Made of lovely, soft thermofleece fabric, it's a very nice jersey to pull on before a chilly ride. Santini recommends it for between 5 and 15°C and I would definitely agree with this: it kept me warm when I needed it, but was breathable enough that in milder weather or when climbing, I didn't overheat.
Pros: Warm but breathable, cosy fleece, extra side pockets
Cons: No zip pocket, no gripper on hem
As is often the case with Santini kit, the jersey came up on the small side and I would recommend sizing up here. I'm usually a small, but the medium was a good fit on me. It left room for a couple of thin layers underneath but had no excess material flapping when riding.
> Find your nearest dealer here
The cuffs aren't elastic, nor do they feature a gripper which I found was ideal when tucking in winter gloves. The base of the hem is elastic, but doesn't feature any form of gripper and I was concerned that it would ride up my back when cycling, despite Santini's claims. While it didn't stay completely still, it didn't bunch up my back or cause any discomfort.
The jersey features a total of five pockets, with the standard three on the rear plus a further smaller pocket on each side. This makes for plenty of storage space for food, clothes and tools on longer rides, with the side pockets being easily accessible and especially useful for storing small items like keys and cash for your all-important cafe stop. I was a bit disappointed that there was no secure zip pocket for valuables, though.
It comes in a striking but simple pattern with three colour options of violet, orange or blue; I really liked the design of the jersey which matches the Coral 2.0 Bib-tights I was also reviewing. Santini says the pattern is designed to have a slimming effect and it was certainly a flattering fit.
A reflective strip across the top of the pockets helps with that all-important night-time visibility.
> Buyer's Guide: 10 of the best winter cycling jerseys
At £79.99 it's not the cheapest jersey out there, but it's about what I would expect to pay – Gore's Element Thermo, for example, has the same RRP. Look around and you'll find cheaper – dhb's Blok thermal jersey is £55 RRP (and currently on sale for less) and the men's version got a good review from Jim – but based on the quality and longevity of past Santini kit I have owned, I'd say the Coral 2.0 is a good buy, and I'd bet on it lasting for a few winters to come.
Plenty of storage, comfort and performance for chilly days
If you're thinking of buying this product using a cashback deal why not use the road.cc Top Cashback page and get some top cashback while helping to support your favourite independent cycling website
Make and model: Santini Women's Coral 2.0 Winter Longsleeve Jersey
Tell us what the product is for
Santini says: "A breathable Lite Pro thermofleece to keep you warm while you pedal. Provides insulation and optimal breathability to maintain thermal balance at all times. Integrated elastic at the base ensures the jersey stays in place as your ride. Includes reflective details for added visibility along with back and side pockets to bring along everything you need."
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Fit - The front cut has a slimming effect in terms of fit as well as the graphic that was chosen. The base of the jersey has integrated elastic to maintain jersey position at all times.
Performance - High performance Italian-made thermofleece fabric is warm and breathable to keep you riding when the temperatures drop. Jersey features 3 back pockets with 2 added pockets on the sides to bring along everything you need. Reflective details on the back for added road visibility.
Comfort - The thermofleece Lite Pro fabric provides insulation and optimal breathability to maintain thermal balance at all times. The wrist cuffs are engineered to make sure the jersey remains in place at all times.
Durability - We select only the highest quality locally sourced fabrics. Each garment undergoes vigorous quality controls. Printed at 210° to guarantee the colours will never fade no matter how many washes. Made in Italy by our highly skilled production staff.
Rate the product for quality of construction:
Rate the product for performance:
Rate the product for durability:
Rate the product for fit:
Rate the product for sizing:
Santini kit tends to come up small, so you might need to size up.
Rate the product for weight:
Rate the product for comfort:
Lovely and fleecy inside, making me feel very cosy on chilly days.
Rate the product for value:
At £79.99 it's about what I would expect to pay for a jersey of this quality, though you can buy cheaper.
How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Both warm and breathable and very comfortable in general. Certainly fits the 5-15 degree temperature recommendation from Santini too.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
The fleecy fabric and side pockets.
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
Use this box to explain your overall score
Lovely fit and performed really well on colder days, but could do with a couple of minor adjustments.
Age: 21 Height: 164cm Weight: 56kg
I usually ride: Planet X London Road My best bike is: Bowman Palace:R
I've been riding for: 5-10 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, time trialling, commuting, club rides, track
I don't know of any premise of a societal shift in attitude towards modern riders of going soft. This just feels like another of the media's habit...
The message from the UN is clear: Murdered-out SUV = one of us Bakfiets fitted with child seats = suspicious
Or a fat bike.
At least we now know what to do if an example of bad driving coincides with a royal visit to your local area. Just tell the police that you thought...
life's too short, use rock and roll gold, get a shimano chain checker, the rest don't work correctly, and change when needed.
Ah, the beautiful poetry of Britney Spears, sounding like an advert for domestic violence.
Guessing because they're thick as mince and thought the brake rotor has to come off before you can get the motor out. Hope Anna gets back on the...
Shimano is Japanese not Taiwanese.
Gave the finger first - so his ensuing action was more likely pre-meditated than merely "careless". And I wonder what effort will go into...
The most runtime I ever had from a GoPro was around 1h 40m (gave up on GoPro years ago as a safety cam, swapping batteries & cards mid ride was...