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Old 05-15-2021, 01:05 PM
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My pleasure. Please let me know how you like. Constructive and critique.
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Old 05-25-2021, 02:41 PM
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I got one short ride in with the new kit and could tell it was high quality when I opened up the packaging. Very comfortable chamois and the jersey felt great. I wear a medium in almost everything. I've noticed my Medium Assos kit feels a little snug, so I ordered a Large here and very happy with that decision. And no, I haven't gained weight during covid pandemic lockdown, actually lost like 10 lbs, haha. I'll get out for a longer ride tomorrow.
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Old 05-27-2021, 03:57 PM
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I got one short ride in with the new kit and could tell it was high quality when I opened up the packaging. Very comfortable chamois and the jersey felt great. I wear a medium in almost everything. I've noticed my Medium Assos kit feels a little snug, so I ordered a Large here and very happy with that decision. And no, I haven't gained weight during covid pandemic lockdown, actually lost like 10 lbs, haha. I'll get out for a longer ride tomorrow.

Glad to hear. Looking forward to your impressions on a longer ride.

Agree in the sizing up. The new Graphene/Boron kit is compressive as well. Definitely size up. Those with large thighs as myself, size up by 2.
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Old 06-07-2021, 04:25 PM
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Glad to hear. Looking forward to your impressions on a longer ride.

Agree in the sizing up. The new Graphene/Boron kit is compressive as well. Definitely size up. Those with large thighs as myself, size up by 2.
After a few more rides and a couple of washings, I'd say my first impressions still hold true. Very high quality gear and the jersey's are exquisite (one "carbon" and one "ceramic"). The bibs I would place above my Pactimo 12-hour bibs and perhaps just under the comfort of my Assos T Equipe Evo Blackseries. Still happy I went with the Large. Hope that helps anyone interested or on the fence.
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Old 06-08-2021, 12:32 PM
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My review

I ordered two jerseys and a set of bibs.
I've now had a chance to wear them a couple of times.

The bibs: Very positive. Well made, with high quality chamois. I'm 5'6" 150 and they fit me perfectly in a medium. They are on a par for comfort with my Rapha Classics and Giordanas which are my two favorite bibs. If they are durable they will be right up there with the best, and at a very attractive price.

The jerseys: Very positive with one minor caveat.
They are very sharp looking, with quality materials and they also fit me well in medium.
Note if you are any bigger than I am, you would want to go up to a large. I wear small in the looser fits/brands and medium in most of the European brands.
The zipper is uncomfortable for me, especially off the bike. It rests on my sternal notch (just above your breastbone) where the skin is sensitive. The metal zipper and the surrounding fabric are scratchy. There is no backing on the zipper or little pouch of fabric that covers the back of the zipper like some of my other jerseys have. When I am in cycling position, or if I take the zipper down an inch it's better.
Maybe that's something to improve on future production runs but it's a minor complaint and for other people may not even be an issue.

With the pace line discount code these were a great deal.
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Old 06-08-2021, 03:32 PM
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Very appreciative of the feedback, and of course happy to help with a discount.

We all know the plethora of kits to choose from, and the feedback is what I'm looking for so that I may recommend moving forward.

The Fall/Winter kits have the aforementioned(attached), and are my favorite, but perhaps we can incorporate the design in the Summer kits to avoid zipper discomfort.

For whatever reason, the new norm is to make kits so sleamline without a collar. I personally like a collar, but Vardena's objective is to push limits.
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Old 06-09-2021, 05:13 AM
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The little red fabric pouch or a slimmed down summer version at the top of that zipper is exactly what is needed.
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Old 06-09-2021, 07:25 PM
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The little red fabric pouch or a slimmed down summer version at the top of that zipper is exactly what is needed.
Appreciate the feedback! Noted, and will forward.
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Old 06-11-2021, 11:38 AM
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Was just thinking I could use a new bib and jersey... Placed an order for the bibs.

Wanted to order the jersey, too, but the zipper issue bugged me in the past with another jersey, so I passed on that.
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Old Today, 05:26 AM
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Thanks to everyone for the comments and orders!

All suggestions were brought to Vardena's attention for future developments.

For those who may have not seen or missed the discount code in earlier posts, when you visit www.vardena.it simply use the coupon code EVS21 at checkout for 40% off list pricing for all sizes XS to XXL.
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