Insulating yourself against the bite of chilly morning air doesn't have to mean bulking up with multiple layers when you have the option of the GORE BIKE WEAR Xenon SO Long-Sleeve Jersey. This slim-fitting, top-of-the-line alternative to a jacket is popular among professional cyclists as well as commuters.
|Gore Bike Wear Xenon 2.0 Short Sleeve Jersey||$119.95|
|Gore Bike Wear Power 2.0 Thermo Jersey - Long-Sleeve||$90.96|
|Gore Bike Wear ALP-X 2.0 Thermo Jersey - Long-Sleeve||$97.96|
Was looking for something between a vest with arm warmers and a full winter jacket. This is perfect for me between 45 and 55 F, along with a Craft long sleeve base layer (I have comfortably worn down to 40 F on a calm day). Wind front works well to keep warm without the bulky insulation of a jacket. Seems to breathe well and the zippered vents in the sleeves and the sides are a nice feature as the temp warms up. I had an early version of Xenon short sleeve jersey and found the fit too loose, but this Medium jersey fits very well - snug but not tight (I am not built like a racer - about 5' 7" and 155 lbs.). Even the slanted pockets work very well. Overall very happy with this jersey.
This excellent long sleeve jersey has features galore, and while they're well done, if you prefer to avoid pit zippers than can catch and arm zippers that can pull, keep looking. However if you want maximum versatility in a relatively affordable jersey (that happens to come in safety yellow) then you will be delighted by the quality, durability and feature of this vest. I give it 5 starts but if you don't like do-dads you should move on.
Not sure whether you need to pack a vest, or a jacket, or carry a short sleeve jersey? Using slick zippered vents and windstopper membranes, this jersey fits all these niches so you can leave the gear at home.
why do manufacturers make the backs of there jackets and jerseys black? so it is easier to get hit by a car?