Santini’s exciting women’s range for the coming winter is called Coral and comprises a jacket, jersey and bib tights from the Lizzie X Santini collection created in partnership with 2015 World Champion Lizzie Deignan.
The kit was road-tested and approved personally by the British rider to allow wearers to pursue their passion for cycling right through the coldest months of the year – in total comfort and style too!
Winter is just around the corner and athletes that want to keep training comfortably from now on will need to protect themselves from cold, wind and wet. Cyclists that stay out on the roads right through the winter are all too well aware of that fact as is Santini which has stepped up to the challenge with a range of kit designed specifically for chillier, more inclement weather. The result is Coral, a range from the Lizzie X Santini collection created in partnership with 2015 World Champion Lizzie Deignan.
Lizzie celebrates her 30th birthday in December and has a long list of spectacular achievements to her credit, not least victory in the 2015 World Championship in Doha which she flanked with two firsts in the UCI Women's Road World Cup and the Commonwealth Road Race title. In her role as a Santini ambassador, Lizzie worked closely with the company’s designers to create a range of garments and accessories specifically “for women by women”. Designed right down to the tiniest detail for hard-core winter cyclists, the Coral winter kit is one of the highlights of the collection and spans a jacket, jersey and bib tights.
Lizzie gave us the benefit of her wealth of knowledge not just in terms of details regarding fit and materials but also wanted to take a hands-on role both in the design process and in choosing the colours that best represent her personally. That included style flourishes such as the peacock feather and eye-inspired motifs that adorn all three pieces in the Coral kit and create a unique and ultra-feminine coordinated look.
The Coral bib tights
The Coral bib tights are made from soft, warm thermofleece for a superb thermal balance. They also have an elastic mesh bib designed specfically for female curves and featuring a colourful peacock feather-inspired motif. As part of the Lizzie X Santini collection, the bib tights coordinate perfectly with the Coral jersey and jacket. They also feature the GILevo chamois which is designed for the female anatomy and will absorb shock for up to six hours in the saddle. Reflective details on the calves also make wearers easier to see on the roads. The fabrics used in the Coral bib tights all have superb elastic memory. The tights themselves are also undergo rigorous quality controls and are made in Italy.
Recommended retail price: 109 euro
The Coral jersey
For a bright, cosy winter, Santini introduces the Coral jersey designed in partnership with World Champion Lizzie Deignan. Ideal for wearing on its own in spring or under a jacket in colder weather, the Coral is made from warm, breathable Lite Pro thermofleece that will keep the wearer cosy and dry when the temperatures plummet. The wristbands too are designed to keep cold air out and heat in. Side inserts are strategically located to create a flattering slim-line profile and also guarantee a super fit while an elastic gripper at the hem does its bit by holding the jersey in place as the wearer cycles. In addition to three back pockets, there are also two extra side pockets to bring all the necessary along. Reflective detailing on the back makes wearers more visible to other road users too. The jersey features the stylised peacock feather motif that recurs throughout the Lizzie X Santini collection and was chosen by the World Champion herself. It comes in a choice of three colours: aquamarine, burgundy and purple. Printed at 210° C to guarantee optimal colour brightness and fastness wash after wash, the Coral jersey is made in Italy by Santini’s expert staff.
Recommended retail price: 95 euro
The Coral jacket
The Santini Coral jacket is made from warm Windstopper Fuga fabric which protects against wind and rain whilst still being exceptionally breathable. The back and wristbands are made from cosy Stelvio fabric which keeps the wind out. The back has a coloured section while the front zip and wristbands feature the peacock feather motif which echoes the one featured on the jersey and bib of the bib tights. The jacket thus brings a welcome flash of colour to the winter – just as Lizzie Deignan intended as she worked with the Santini designers to create it. Cut specifically to hug and flatter female curves, its combination of fabrics ensure it feels just like a second skin. The jacquard elastic gripper at the hem holds it in position and reflective details on the back keep the wearer highly visible to other road users. Made in Italy.
Recommended retail price: 159 euro
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