By Jenn K.
The manufacturer provided this garment for the purpose of this review.
The Luciana women’s short sleeve jersey is part of the k Pro line from Funkier. The manufacturer states on the website regarding the k Pro line: “Satisfying the passionate and enthusiastic cyclist, the Pro collection offers designs that contour your riding position and aid to maximize performance, so you achieve your goals, whether training or racing.” The jersey is available in the colors mint and pink. I will be reviewing the pink color in a size medium. The pink color reminds me more of a dark pink berry color. The chest and the back is a pink and black argyle (diamond with V contrast) pattern with the sleeves, sides, and rear pockets being black. There is pink trim on the jersey and white trim above the pockets. The zipper on the front of the jersey is white. Honestly, I think a black zipper would have been more appealing to the eye.
Features: some from the manufacturer website:
- -Rider cut
- -100% breathable/moisture wicking polyester; bird eye front/back panel fabric; mesh underarm, upper back and side panels
- -Underarm and mesh panels for ventilation
- -SG6 loose fitted waist gripper
- -Full length zipper with puller (YKK zipper)
- -Three back pockets; one central waterproof zippered back pocket
One of my favorite features of the jersey is the waterproof zippered back pocket. There are so many times my cash or electronics have become wet while riding. Honestly, this is the feature I am excited to check out the most. I also like that there are three back pockets and they are deep enough to place my full hand inside.
The material of the jersey is treated with QUICK DRY Active Protection. The hangtag indicates that this treatment provides maximum wear comfort for all activities. It also states that the fabric structure of the material allows for body moisture inside the garment to escape outward.
The care instructions inside the garment state to machine-wash in cold water and to wash separately inside out. There is also indication to not bleach, not soak, not tumble dry, not iron, and not dry clean.
OK so I tried on the jersey and it fits perfect, without thus far being on the bike. I determined my size from the manufacturer’s size chart and the sizing is accurate. The zipper works well and has not become stuck or pulled apart. The initial fit is good and I will need to see how it fits after a few rides on the bike and a few washings. So check back next month to see how this jersey is working out for me.
The retail price is $59.95 and is available in sizes xs-2xl.
For more information please visit funkierbike.com.