I need a nice warm jersey and really want this

by broomwagonboy   February 25, 2013  

I am convinced that I need to keep riding through this cold weather but I really need something warmer as nearly froze at the weekend. My mate has a Velobici summer top and shorts and raves about there quality and recommended me one of their winter jerseys.
I love the simple design and sloping pockets and if it's anything like my mates top it will be great to wear. Has anyone else got one who could let me know what they is like.
Sorry to rabbit on but could do with some justification to get it passed the wife Wink
The shop is only 20 mile away so I may pop over and try one on.

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might not be as posh or swooshy but if you just want to be warm then this is a great buy:


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posted by Dave Atkinson [7831 posts]
25th February 2013 - 14:57


Looks good Dave and the price is very attractive, I don't normally go for posh and swooshy but really fancy treating myself this time as it may give me the motivation to keep going, can't let all that money sit in the wardrobe not doing anything.

posted by broomwagonboy [14 posts]
25th February 2013 - 15:59


I met the guys behind Velobicci at last years Bespoked Bristol show..

Really nice, passionate people who were happy to stand and chat and talk me through the range..

The stuff they produce is really VERY NICE, for me and the way I ride though I don't think I would buy it (I did say this to them) but that is only beacuse it is SO NICE, I'd be scared of ruining it..

Really lovely stuff, I need to stick with something a little hardier really, I find Rapha, Torm, Endura and Castelli works for me...

Me, Myself and I

posted by phax71 [324 posts]
1st March 2013 - 10:52


On another note ..

I have a Polaris Vortex jersey jacket that annually sees me through the coldest of weather (with a reasonable baselayer).

I recenetly purchased a second brand new one in a Small (My Medium's now about 4 years old) ... and whereas I can get into it, it's actually a little too small for ACTUAL use.

If you're on the small side (36-38"chest) I can mail you some photos, etc ..

They retail at £69.99, I can do it posted for £47.50 if you're interested. It's BRAND NEW WITH ALL TAGS in place.

.. Hope I've not broken any forum rules by posting this here .. it is in response to a question, kinda .. ?

Me, Myself and I

posted by phax71 [324 posts]
1st March 2013 - 10:58


I've bitten the bullet and got a Van-Chilli, if you are ever around Leicester way I would recommend popping in to the shop, it's amazing if you like classic bikes. Their jerseys are unbelievable quality.
Have put another post on about their amazing competition go and have a look if you use Strava just click here and go to the bicycle club http://www.velobici.cc/
Agree with you phax71 the guy in the shop is so nice and thanks for the offer, may be worth putting another post on, someone will snap it up.

posted by broomwagonboy [14 posts]
1st March 2013 - 17:12


I'm a convert to softshells and neoprene booties this winter season. No matter how many base/mid/uppermid/top layers I had on the wind always got through - my Endura softshell has sorted that and I now ride anything that is >0deg in just a merino baselayer plus the softshell.

posted by big shug [40 posts]
5th March 2013 - 14:08


Never heard of them before but have looked at the site and love the stuff. May well be making a purchase when my annual bonus comes in (depending on how much i spend on wheels, if only there was a forum thread on wheels to assist me.... Wink

THere is only bad choice of clothing, not bad weather. MTFU and get out there and ride.
A little mantra for me in the winter months

posted by stealfwayne [119 posts]
7th March 2013 - 14:17


Dave Atkinson wrote:
might not be as posh or swooshy but if you just want to be warm then this is a great buy:


Even though I am still under Dr's orders off the bike, I have just ordered one of these.

posted by Super Domestique [1686 posts]
7th March 2013 - 21:23