A world apart.
Contrary to what certain generalizations suggest, all off-road disciplines were not created alike, and when you and your featherweight carbon XC bike head out for a day of racing calculated laps on smooth hard pack, you don't want to look like a DH kid dressed for a rowdy day on the lifts. Fortunately, you don't have to wear roadie Lycra to do so. Etxeondo has now adapted a few of its classy, well-cut road designs to the world of singletrack, and pieces like the Rali Off Road Men's Jersey deliver an impeccable fit made specifically with XC riding and racing in mind.
Etxeondo's founder spent the early part of his career working with high-end fabrics, and the brand continues to place an emphasis on using proprietary textiles that fit and function exceptionally. In the case of the Rali, this comes from Etxeondo's Microsystem 1.1 fabric, a soft, matte-finish synthetic stitched in a contoured silhouette. The material wicks moisture away from your skin efficiently when you're climbing or struggling to maintain pace on the flats, but it does so without the texture and sheen of typical road jerseys.
Etxeondo also imports the wide arm grippers from its road kit for the Rali's close-fitting sleeves, and it adds a wide elastic band in the back to further secure the jersey's pockets as you're moving around in the saddle. Expected but welcome finishing touches like three rear pockets, a zippered security pocket, and rear reflective accents round out a jersey design that will keep you far away from baggy bro territory.
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- Q & A
Is this jersey a 'razor thin' type material or does it have some thickness to it? I personally like the thicker jersey material. Any recommendations? Thanks.