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Riding cold is not way to ride
The world of cycling jerseys can be broken down into two categories -- summer-weight and winter-weight. Wear the wrong weight of fabric in the wrong season, and you'll pay the price of either heat exhaustion or hypothermia. Needless to say, it's important to be prepared for the conditions ahead, and the Hincapie Sportswear Pure Women's Long Sleeve Jersey is the perfect start to your winter wardrobe.
To combine comfort with warmth, Hincapie made the Pure jersey from a blend of the plush and stretchy BodE Thermal Loft and BodE Thermal Heat fabrics. These materials deliver a soft inner lining that utilizes high-loft, fleece fibers to accelerate moisture evaporation. The lining assists in wicking moisture to the quick-drying surface. And not only do the fabrics work together to keep you dry, but the breathable designs also maintain a consistent, insulated temperature for warmth. In fact, Thermal Loft employs one of the heaviest knit structures in the Hincapie lineup to ensure heat retention. However, this is complemented by the outer layer's Lycra and nylon blended-makeup. Accordingly, the jersey effectively wicks away moisture to keep you riding dry and at a consistent internal temperature.
The Pure jersey has a malleable, four-way stretch construction that conforms to the contours of your body. And to minimize any shifting during movement, the Pure has an exclusive Hincapie Gel-Gripper along the hem. The Gel-Gripper itself is flexible. However, the anti-slip elastic creates a secure attachment for a perfect fit. For ventilation, Hincapie supplied a full-length, two-way zipper along the front of the jersey. And to house all of your ride essentials, the jersey comes equipped with three large pockets on the rear. It also features reflective accents throughout the jersey for a heightened sense of visibility in low-light conditions.
The Hincapie Sportswear Pure Women's Long Sleeve Jersey is available in the colors Hot Pink and Limelight and in five sizes from X-Small to X-Large.
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- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I wore the jersey today on an unusually cool day for August. Low 60's, wind NW 15-20 so it's chilly. It's a winter weight, so I went without a base layer, no windbreaker. I have to say, I was comfortable and dry. Wicks moisture as claimed so you don't get the chill from the wind. Well made, good design. It is fitted, so check size chart carefully, may have to order one size up to fit waist.