It’s several months since I received my Figata Ciclismo women’s cycling kit, but a cold winter bit so early that I had no chance to wear it until recently. Call me a wuss, but from November to April it’s full length thermal bib tights all the way…
Now that we finally have some good weather, it’s been great to get out and put this Danish kit through its paces.
Figata Ciclismo is a Danish brand founded by ex-pro cyclist Anders Berendt, who we interviewed last year. The kit is designed in Denmark but manufactured in Italy.
Figata Ciclismo Women’s Bib Shorts
First off, the chamois pad is excellent. I haven’t been riding a huge amount recently and so my sit bones have been feeling it when I have been out. After a lengthy mid-week ride in Rapha which left my sit bones a bit sore, I was apprehensive about another lengthy Saturday ride – but I was remarkably comfortable which really says something about the quality of the chamois.
For bib shorts retailing at around the £80 mark, that’s a real plus. In terms of comfort they’re up there with Rivelo, while in terms of styling they really stand out from the crowd with a charcoal floral motif and bright pink Figata Ciclismo branding to match the pink flowers on the jersey.
I generally wear size 12/Medium, and the medium in Figata Ciclismo fits just fine. The bib shorts are quite long in the leg – no problem for me, as I’m taller than average and I’m long from hip to knee, but for shorter women they might be a bit too long. They’re constructed from a really high density, compressive Lycra which is supportive and comfortable. I have zero complaints about these bib shorts – they really are excellent.
Figata Ciclismo Women’s Jersey
Again, I love the look of this jersey. The Figata Ciclismo branding is cool – I love the typeface – and the floral pattern is bold without being overly girly or twee. I am also wearing size medium, which is roomy enough for my size 12/14 top.
The sleeves are a little on the baggy side. I would prefer a sleeker, slightly shorter sleeve. Otherwise, it’s a nicely fitting jersey with the obligatory three pockets. It’s a much nicer fit than the product photograph suggests.
Figata Ciclismo Women’s Cycling Kit – Overall verdict
Anyone who follows Vamper.cc on Instagram will know I love a good pink kit and a floral design, so this is immediately up my street.
I really do love this kit. If I could change one thing, it would be the sleeves which could be sleeker, but that’s a pretty minor gripe. The kit is currently on offer from Figata Ciclismo for just £99.81 (the bib shorts are reduced to £58.71 and the jersey is on offer for £41.10, down from £82.19 and £46.97 respectively). It’s a great looking women’s kit with brilliant bib shorts for a good price. Two thumbs up!