Californian based brand Capo produce beautiful Italian manufactured cycle clothing aimed at the high-end of the road market.
Founded in 2004 by Gary Vasconi and Robert Carbone, Capo have been around for nearly 10 years, creating seriously technical road kit, from bib shorts through to arm warmers. They only started to be distributed here in the UK relatively recently, so don’t panic if you’re not acquainted with them – you will be soon.
We’ve been sent the crème de la crème of their women’s range, a pair of Cipressa bib shorts and a Cipressa short sleeve jersey from their SS2014 catalogue. Both bibs and jersey are part of Capo’s ‘G.S’ collection (Gruppo Sportivo), their high-performance, leading edge range, that sits above their two other levels of women’s clothing ‘Super Corsa’ and ‘Corsa’.
Out of the post bag, it’s quickly apparent that the folk at Capo know their fabrics and cuts. The two pieces sent through are stylish, feel sublime, and are oozing with technical features.
In terms of cost, the price-tags on their high-end kit is similar to the likes of Rapha and Castelli.
If you would like to get your mitts on the kit, Capo is distributed on the following websites for you to buy:
DameCycling.co.uk STOP PRESS: Get 15% off Capo clothing at Dame Cycles exclusively for Total Women’s Cycling readers until 10pm Sunday 13th October courtesy of Kelli. Just at the code DAMECAPO1 and the discount will be applied. There’s also free postage of orders over £20.