Jerseys - long sleeve
This Vulpine Long Sleeve Merino Polo is the long sleeved sibling of the Vulpine Polo shirt reviewed here. What we have is a smart casual collared jersey made from 100% merino, the natural, sustainable fabric that grows on some special deluxe sheep that probably live on bling farms featured on MTV, maybe, possibly.
The Polaris Venom is a mid-weight long sleeve jersey, featuring a brushed roubaix type fabric (which Polaris call 'Thermostretch') that strikes a good balance between insulation and breathability.
That Roubaix type layer gives the Venom an inner texture that's soft and feels good against the skin for days when a base layer isn't needed, while the outer layer includes some degree of wind resistance. A reassuringly stout, full length YKK zip is used contributing greatly to the Venom's versatility.
The Castelli Sanremo Thermosuit has been one of the most talked about pieces of cycle clothing since it launched last October. Why exactly all the buzz? Castelli have taken their Paris-Roubaix winning Speedsuit and turned into into a one-piece winter package that is one of the most innovative cold-weather garments we've seen in some time.
When you pull on this Road Rags Smithfield jersey you realise that the merino wool this relatively new British company Road Rags use for this garment is a little bit more special than what a lot of the other merino labelled togs out there use.
The Primavera long sleeve jersey from OneTen aims to tackle those days when it's too warm for a jacket but too nippy for summer kit; British weather really. A technical piece of clothing, every panel's material seems to have been considered and applied to best effect.
OneTen is a new brand for me so off to the 'about us' I went. The company specifically aims to apply brain power over tradition when designing their kit, to create items that work in all the right places. The jersey feels different to any long sleeve I've used in the past.
The new Storck Long Sleeve Jersey Pro is a really high-quality top with a luxurious feel – although the price will deter many.
Clearly, £149 is a lot of money for a cycling jersey. We know that – we've not lost all sense of proportion just yet. But this is a very good jersey.
The Pro is mostly polyamide (nylon) with polypropylene, elastane and carbon in there. That doesn't tell the whole story, though, because Storck use several different types of fabric here.
This full-merino T-shirt is excellent quality with a couple of useful cycling-specific features, but it's not so blatantly bikey that it looks out of place when you're not in the saddle.
A long sleeved jersey that's designed primarily with spring and autumn in mind, according to the website, the perplexingly named BBB Missionshield Women's LS Jersey is a lightweight full-zip long sleeved jersey, made from super stretchy Perfotec Polyester.
The Specialized Pro Long Sleeve Jersey is a great no-fuss top for cooler weather, especially if you like red.
Made from Power Dry Soft fabric the Pro jersey is a cosy top. With an inner brushed fleece and a waffle textured outer it's perfectly suited to chillier days.
Cold-weather cycling clothing is now a necessity, and dhb's Vaeon Roubaix Long Sleeve jersey is a fine insulated top for autumn and early winter with a good fit and decent price.
It's made from the same 235g Lombardia Roubaix Lycra as used in the Vaeon Roubaix Bib tights. A mid-weight fabric, it isn't too bulky and fits closely next to the body and works well in the current temperatures. Paired with a short sleeve base layer it's good for harder training rides, or worn with a long sleeve base layer is good for steady tempo rides.