Style is a very personal thing, but if sporty and understated is what floats your boat then De Marchi's Pure Classic Women's jersey is worth a look. It won’t look out of place on casual training rides or at more serious events and the contrasting colour accents are a nice touch. If you like your cycling kit to make a bolder fashion statement though it's probably not the one for you, the clue's in the 'Classic' bit.
The size medium supplied for test equated to about a UK10-12. The cut is long enough to accommodate a longer torso without any problems, with the shaped tail interacting nicely with shorts to prevent draughts. The fit is sufficiently sleek and form fitting to please speed demons, without being overly tight.
In wear, the Dry3Eco fabric was soft next to the skin, and wicked moisture well, giving a comfortable ride even in warm conditions. Dry3Eco is a fast drying fabric with 45% recycled fibre content. It’s always nice to see recycling technology at work in fabrics.
The front zip is a good length, allowing for decent ventilation, while the three ‘sweat proof’ rear pockets are of a good size, without being bulky or intrusive when in use. There’s also a handy zipped security pocket and reflective accents.
Also available in two other colours: Coral and Blue Steel (yes really).
High quality, well designed top with understated good looks that performs well consistently. Nice to see recycled content fabric being used too.
road.cc test report
Make and model: De Marchi Pure Classic Women's s/s jersey
Size tested: M
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes, probably.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
About the tester
Age: 37 Height: 1.65m Weight: 67kg
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb,
Lara has been riding bikes for longer than she'd care to admit, and writing about them nearly as long. Since 2009 she has been working as part of the road.cc review team whilst championing women's cycling on the side, most notably via two years as editor of the, sadly now defunct, UK's first and only women's cycling mag, erm, Women's Cycling.
Believing fervently that cycling will save the world, she wishes that more people would just ride a bike and be pleasant to each other.
She will ride anything with two wheels, occasionally likes to go fast, definitely likes to go far and is always up for a bit of exploring somewhere new and exciting.