Rated 5 out of 5 by 3
Rated 5 out of 5 by physiobikefit Exceptional performer
This year's MB Race ultra (140km, 7000m+) was a real test for this jersey and it performed well beyond expectations. The weather for the day of the race was extremely mixed, thunderstorms, rain showers, occasional sunshine, mostly cloudy with height variations of up to 1200m. Starting the race at 6am, I was dressed in this jersey with a Gorebikewear SS base layer, thermo arm warmers and Alp-X Pro shorts as it was fairly humid and warm, but the temperature fluctuated greatly throughout the day with the rain, height gain, cloud cover and the wind.
Despite carrying a gilet and an Oxygen Goretex jacket, I never needed to put them on over the course of the 12 hours of racing, the Alp-X Pro jersey was just perfect, in combination with the arm warmers, keeping me cool on humid climbs and comfortable on long descents off the mountain tops and in the rain. Other riders were putting jackets on and off, I didn't need to. The material seems to create a micro climate, keeping mild wind chill at bay, keeping me super comfortable riding in the varying conditions.
The expandable back pockets were loaded up, especially the middle one with the Oxygen jacket, gilet, pump and mini tool, but the jersey's design kept it from bouncing around. Food and gels were stuffed into the other 2.
The tight fit is spot on, no doubt contributing to the jersey's ability to keep me comfortable, with no parts of it flapping around.
July 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Porcupine66 Storage genius
i recently partook in Transpyr a 7 day mtb stage race across the pyrenees in Spain representing Evans cycles.
this jersey is a masterpiece! it takes storage space in a jersey to the next level! there are 5 pockets in total 3 large pockets on the rear and 2 mesh pockets on the front/sides these are ideal for hose emergencey gels. its not just the space in the jersey that makes it so good but the way it manages to hold the weight of what is in them without sacrificing movement at all!
the cut is race fit so its perfect for mtb marathons and the bright colours really stand out on the mountain. (i had the yellow and green kit) which is what you want if your doing numbers days in hostile environments.
the mix of fabric choice is great most notably the mesh panels which really helped cooling for me in the 40 degree Spanish heat.
ideal jersey for those doing adventure MTBing.
July 10, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by the_tiki A great fit and really breathes nicely
Already worn this jersey for three training rides and love it. Nice snug fit at the top and tons of pockets for keys, gels and nutrition. Really like the mesh parts on the back and how light it feels even when drenched in sweat... just what I'm looking for on long training rides.
June 15, 2015