xmtbxwrote a review of POC Resistance Pro DH Jersey - Men's on January 10, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I ordered size XL, which fits true to size, but the neck hole is too big, which I guess will shed more heat, but then why the long sleeves? At full retail of $180, I don't think there is a single buyer in the world for this jersey. At 50% off, it's still a stretch because it's not clear what temperature range this jersey was designed for. With a smaller neck hole (or even a zippered, raised neck), the jersey would work better for slightly cooler days. On barely warm days, I'm going to wear a 3/4 sleeve jersey and elbow guards, which will provide enough warmth. The jersey material is pretty thin and stretchy, so it certainly won't work for cold days. I think you are looking at wearing this jersey when it's about 68-72 degrees, but when it's on the upper end of that range, I would prefer to wear a 3/4 sleeve jersey.
I wore my elbow guards over the jersey, which makes the patch of tough fabric on the outside of the forearm irrelevant--the patch ends up underneath my 661 Evo elbow guard. At some point, I'll try stretching the jersey over my elbow guards, but I don't really see the point of wearing guards under the jersey. Wind resistance?
As for the color, my jersey is black with dark grey forearm patches.
Update1: For my second ride, I wore my POC DH jersey on a 66 degree, sunny afternoon, and I was fine while doing some hard climbing, but once I turned my bike downhill the saturated jersey felt really cold, so I stopped to put on a windbreaker. Okay, so it's a DH jersey, which I guess means it's not designed for pedaling. This time, I wore my POC DH jersey over my elbow guards, and I guess I looked less like a storm trooper heading out for battle, so there's that. After my first ride, I washed my POC DH jersey, and I noticed that my white sunblock didn't wash out of the inside of the collar--like it does for all my other mtb jerseys.
If I put liquid detergent directly on the collar, the sunblock washes out. After my third time washing the jersey, I noticed one of the seams in the neck/chest area had developed a hole, so I sewed the seam back together.
The big neck hole now has a ruffled collar more appropriate for an off the shoulder evening dress, so if you are transitioning in either direction, this may be the jersey for you.