The colors on Nalini’s Lady Team Short Sleeve jersey are terrific–bright purple and white, with a dash of hot pink! The shoulders feature a mesh fabric with a reflective silver backing for increased visibility from the front and back. This Jersey has a flattering, true to size, cut.
The fabric is lightweight and highly hydrophilic (meaning it absorbs moisture and transfers it to the exterior of the fabric through microgrooves on the surface of the fibers). The effect is that the jersey is fast drying and controls body temperature. It’s also antibacterial, thereby reducing odors. Nalini reports that this effect endures even with repeated washings. The fibers also provide UV protection during the summer, and at high elevations.
I’m delighted to report that there is no binding elastic in the sleeves! I only wish the bottom seam had the same treatment. Instead, they’ve added a quarter inch of silicon gripper onto the elastic hem, but I realize the Lady Team line of products has been designed to cater to the needs of teams and club riders.
The three back pockets are sufficient but not generously sized. The designers at Nalini thoughtfully put a a velcro closure on the middle cellphone pocket. I have an iPhone 4 with a silicon cover and it just barely fits in this pocket–making me most appreciative of the velcro. Check out Albabici’s website for a list of local and online retailers.