2. The Construction
One of the first things I look for in a cycling jersey: decent pockets. They need to be big enough for all the essentials, but not compromise the fit (or your performance) when empty. Having rear pockets that are easily accessible on a ride is also crucial – so we lowered the two side pockets on the outside edges for quick access. And the waterproof zipped rear pocket is now big enough to accommodate the new, larger-sized smartphones – bonus!
To help keep the jersey in place, the hem features a silicone gripper to minimise bunching and sliding when you’re on the move.
The HC Jersey collar has been ergonomically designed with the riding position in mind. Its shallow funnel cut helps minimise bunching at the back of the neck, and the built-in zip cover helps stop any irritation caused by potential rubbing against the skin.
Lycra sleeve shield
An exclusive feature to the range is the introduction of a Lycra gummy ‘shield’ on the underside of the sleeve inserts. This shield is made up of hundreds of tiny silicone dots to hold the sleeve in place, without the need for a tighter fit – meaning more comfort around the arm.