Like many of our products, the FORBICI was designed with a clear purpose, and that was to make a lightweight summer jersey – something for those swelteringly hot days.
Like many of our products, the FORBICI was designed with a clear purpose, and that was to make a lightweight summer jersey – something for those swelteringly hot days. The fabric is inspired by the original Climber’s Jersey; our 1.81 Base Layer uses this fabric, but in order to build a whole jersey we have chosen a slightly heavier version (145g/m vs. 75g/m). The fabric is made mainly with bulked continuous filament (BCF) polyester yarns, giving it a soft hand and excellent wicking.
When it came to naming this piece, we harked back to the old days when we raced in shortzip heavy jerseys in ALL seasons, and for the scorcher days we would bring out the scissors and cut the sleeves and hack holes in an attempt to increase airflow. The SCISSOR Jersey isn’t a very good name, but translate it into Italian and it’s perfect. The FORBICI Jersey is our modern solution to an age-old problem – and you won’t need the scissors anymore.
CHPT3 bespoke clothing uses a tailoring system for its sizes. We use the physical chest or waist size as the garment size - If you have a 40" chest you need a 40" Jersey - Please note while the CHPT3 range is not designed for racing it is still a close fitting athletic design suitable for active cyclists.