Lizzie X Santini Coral Jersey and Bib Tights review

Lizzie Deignan's women’s cycling kit collection

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Santini has collaborated with multiple World, European and National champion Lizzie Deignan to create a new collection of women’s cycling kit.

The Lizzie X Santini collection consists of two kit ranges: Coral and Passo. The Passo includes a jersey and tights, while the Coral kit tested here features a jersey and bib tights.

Lizzie X Santini construction and fabrics

Both the jersey and bib tights are constructed from fleece-backed Lycra, which is soft and warm against the skin. It provides protection enough to ward off the chill but with enough breathability at the jersey back to allow sweat to evaporate away.

There are plenty of pockets for storage in the Coral jersey: three at the back and two that sit at the hips mean you can fit in snacks, tools, a waterproof jacket, your phone and anything else you can think of.

The Coral Jersey has striking looks with its peacock-inspired pattern
The Coral Jersey has striking looks with its peacock-inspired pattern

Lizzie X Santini fit and comfort

As a curvy UK14/16, I wore the size XL. While the leggings were generous in cut to the extent we could probably go down a size for a closer fit, the jersey is constructed from a firmer fabric with less stretch.

It did fit, but was very snug across the bust, and since the fabric is white Lycra with a print, that did cause a noticeable slightly paler patch.

I was impressed with the sleeve, body and leg length. At 5ft 8in I'm above average in height, and was happy to find no issue or draughts from any of these points, with nice cuff overlap with gloves.

The peacock-inspired pattern is repeated on the mesh upper of the bib tights
The peacock-inspired pattern is repeated on the mesh upper of the bib tights

I haven’t come across the strap arrangement on the bib tights before. The front consists of a mesh panel that covers the stomach and chest, with the straps sitting over the shoulder to the back.

It’s almost as if it’s the wrong way round, so I had to check using the chamois for reference. In action, it felt fine and provides an extra layer of protection for the chest and allows you to unzip the jersey to regulate temperature.

The peacock-inspired pattern on the jersey is repeated on the mesh upper of the bib tights. The range is available in three colours: burgundy (pictured), water (blue) and violet (dark purple with a pink zip).

Lizzie X Santini specifications

Both the jersey and bib tights are constructed from fleece-backed Lycra
Both the jersey and bib tights are constructed from fleece-backed Lycra

Lizzie X Santini Jersey

  • Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Material: Lit Pro Thermofleece
  • Pockets: Three on the back, two on the side
  • £90 / $120 / AU$180

Lizzie X Santini Bib Tights

  • Sizes: XXS, XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XL
  • Material: Lit Pro Thermofleece
  • £100 / $135
Aoife Glass

Women's Cycling Editor
A mountain biker at heart, also drawn to the open road. Likes big long adventures in the mountains. Usually to be found in the Mendip Hills or the Somerset Levels in the UK. Passionate about women's cycling at all levels.
  • Age: 35
  • Height: 173cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 74kg / 163lb
  • Waist: 82cm / 32in
  • Chest: 86cm / 34in (below bust measurement)
  • Discipline: Mountain, road
  • Preferred Terrain: Rocky, rough and a long way from anywhere.
  • Current Bikes: Liv Avail Advanced Pro 2015, Juliana Furtado 2013, Canyon Roadlite AL
  • Dream Bike: Juliana Roubion, Liv Avail Advanced SL
  • Beer of Choice: Red wine for the win!
  • Location: Weston Super Mare, Somerset, UK

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