The Synoptic Series Coldfront jersey and shorts were well-packed in individual plastic, sealable bags.
I selected sizes using the size charts on the website. Being a lumpy old man with a funny-shaped dad bod, I always open cycling kit with a bit of trepidation in case the sizes are way out, but the measurements were perfect. And so was the fit.
I was worried. I don’t look the best in body-hugging fabric and I am extremely self-conscious of my lumpiness, but Perfuro’s Martin assured me that “nobody looks bad in my gear.” I reckon he might be right.
Perfuro is made using Italian fabric and it’s very gentle on the skin. Also gentle is the lack of protruding seams, which means there are no skin abrasions. Tokyo in early August is fiercely hot and the humidity is suffocating; perfect conditions for generating a sweat in anyone. The kit absorbed the perspiration well and stayed dry, avoiding chafing and keeping the body cool. The chamois is a great fit and made for a comfortable ride. The designs and colours are also fabulous and stylish.
On top of all this, you get them for a fraction of the price you’d expect to pay for an equivalent quality cycling kit.