Worth every penny.
Will a $200 jersey actually make you enjoy that mountain ride through the blazing fall foliage more than you would otherwise? It’s unlikely, and you’ll probably have more fun in the long run if you put some of that money towards the excellent Mavic Cosmic Elite Men’s Short-Sleeve Jersey and use the rest to buy a post-ride round for your group ride.
The Cosmic Elite checks all the boxes that a modern jersey should, with highly breathable Wick Matrix fabric that’s complemented by Air Mesh side panels to provide race-level cooling and ventilation when you’re taking your turn at the front. If that’s enough cooling for you, the stay-down zipper does exactly what it says it does for extra ventilation on tough climbs. Finally, there’s an Exo Grip hem gripper to keep the jersey from riding up when you’re down in the drops, giving it your all to maintain a gap during the county line sprint.
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- Q & A
Sizing is an issue.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XXL
- Height: 6'2"
- Weight: 245lbs
Maybe whomever stitched my jersey was having a bad day and labeled it wrong. I ordered a XXL and it fit me like a XL, Halter Top style. Not cool.
The pockets and the zipper pocket was a plus. Even the fit in the arms was good. Just dunno how I ordered an XXL that fit me that small. I'm not sure if I'd be a repeat buyer of Mavic apparel right now. My day one impressions of the jersey and the Cosmic shorts weren't impressive.