Blueprint for success.
Express yourself on your rides with the stylish—and functional—Machines For Freedom Women's Avant Print Jersey. Featuring an eye-catching, architectural-inspired print and a high-performance European fabric, this jersey will help you stand out from the pack, both in style and in actual position. ColdBlack technology keeps the fabric from absorbing heat when the sun's beating down, so you stay cooler on summer afternoon rides. Mesh vents also do their part to help you stay cool, as does the soft, moisture-wicking fabric. It also offers compression to keep you feeling fresh. Three back pockets keep your jacket and gels in order, and the moisture-resistant side-zip pocket prevents your phone or cash from getting drenched. Follow the Avant's formula, and you won't be disappointed.
- Sleek, stylish jersey for warm weather rides
- Performance fabric wicks moisture, dries quickly, and breathes
- ColdBlack technology helps you stay cool
- Mesh vents at underarms dispels excess heat
- Three back pockets, middle one sized for jackets
- Side-zip moisture-resistant pocket for phone and wallet
- SPF 50+ sun protection shields skin for harmful UV rays
- Self-locking zippers won't slip on you
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- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I had this jersey in my cart for a good two weeks before just caving and buying it. Initially I was hesitant, because it is definitely on the premium side price wise, but let me just say that it was worth it. I only have a few days so far with it, but plan on many more.
The fabric is silky soft and breathes really well. I love the contrasting coral detail at the collar and sleeves. This jersey stays down while I am riding too, without me having to load up the rear pockets (win!). A grippy band at the back helps it stick to my bib shorts.
According to MFF's size chart, I'm exactly an XS (which is the size that I purchased). That having been said, these jerseys are meant to fit like a race cut, using compression to keep everything in place. The arms are a little on the tight side, but I find that they are plenty comfortable when I am riding. The MFF website has measurements for all of their models, which was helpful when I was waffling back and forth between buying a S and XS. I'd purchase a small if I liked slightly looser fitting jerseys, but I wanted this one to be nice and snug.
My only qualm is that the water resistant pocket is just a little too small for a standard phone, but this problem probably resolves itself in the larger sizes. It's great for a card, chapstick, and some cash.
In short: buy it! You deserve to look this fly on your bike.