Santini Tono Chromosome Jersey review

Designed in collaboration with Lizzy Deignan, will the women's specific Santini Tono Chromosome Jersey become part of your DNA?

Santini Tono Chromosome jersey
(Image credit: Hannah Bussey)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Lightweight enough for riding indoors at home, and practical enough for when roaming outside. The good looking Santini Tono Chromosome Jersey is a really good value, versatile piece of kit. 

Reasons to buy
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    Quick drying

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    Reflective detailing

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    Storage options

Reasons to avoid
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    Pocket sag

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In general, women's cycle wear falls in to one of two categories; the practical - usually presented in block colours, or the unpractical wear that is usually presented in shades of pastel or outlandish marmite prints. So praise be to Santini XX Lizzie for not falling in to either camp with the Santini Tono Chromosome Jersey. For giving us something that's super practical with a banging colour scheme.

The female of the species

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.