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Verdict: 
Bright bold jersey thats makes a statement; looser cut and very comfortable
Weight: 
140g
Primal Pixel8 Women's Jersey
7 10

The Primal Pixel8 Women's Cycle Jersey is a bright, bold, good looking jersey. You make a statement in this, which I like, especially commuting in the traffic.

Primal Pixel18 Womens Cycling Jersey - riding.jpg

Primal Pixel18 Womens Cycling Jersey - riding.jpg

The fit tallies with Primal's blurb. They describe it as a 'non-restricting sport fit', which is spot on. It is a comfortable, non performance fit, so if you don't feel the need to be in tight lycra then this could be a good jersey for you.

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Primal Pixel18 Womens Cycling Jersey - sleeve.jpg

The jersey felt good when riding. The non-restricting fit meant good ventilation and the fabric's wicking properties draw moisture away from your back. I wore a hydration pack on several longer rides and didn't feel sweaty. The fabric is light weight, slightly stretchy, and soft to the touch. It's also rated as SPF35, which is great for the summer.

Primal Pixel18 Womens Cycling Jersey - pockets.jpg

Primal Pixel18 Womens Cycling Jersey - pockets.jpg

The length was good, but the Pixel8 doesn't have any grippers on the hem. This does allow you to move as you wish without the jersey grabbing you.

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Primal Pixel18 Womens Cycling Jersey - collar.jpg

There's a full length zipper down the front that I like especially in the summer so you can get some air flow. There is no cover at the top of the zip though, and while this wasn't a problem in practice it's a surprising missing detail.

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Primal Pixel18 Womens Cycling Jersey - zip pocket.jpg

There are three generous rear pockets which are well placed for good access to phone or food. There is a small zip pocket which would fit a key and keep it secure. There is a small reflective detail on the top of the centre pocket.

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Primal Pixel18 Womens Cycling Jersey - pockets 2.jpg

Overall I enjoyed wearing this jersey for its comfortable fit, and I do like the bold colour pattern. It sits in the mid price range at £50, not the cheapest but not expensive. It comes down to the fit you want.

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Primal Pixel18 Womens Cycling Jersey - back.jpg

Verdict

Bright bold jersey thats makes a statement; looser cut and very comfortable

road.cc test report

Make and model: Primal Pixel8 Womens Cycling Jersey

Size tested: Medium

Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?

The Primal Pixel8 is a short sleeved comfortable lightweight jersey, suited for club riders, recreational riders, mountain biking or touring.

Primal say is it a "non-constricting fit of Primal Sport Cut Jersey". I agree it is a comfortable non-tight fit.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

3 Rear Cargo Pockets - these are good size pockets

Full Length Exposed YKK Zipper

SpeedPro Technical Fabric

Tagless Label System

Material:

SpeedPro is a plaited double knit fabric with a micro yarn on the face that is simultaneously comprised of higher denier filament materials. This lightweight, industry-leading construction is the result of relentless research and testing within a variety of high-crucible elements and coin-operated horsey rides. The double knit fabric draws moisture from your back and pushes it right off of the face of the material, as well as being excellent for sublimation and printing. 2-way mechanical stretch.

Technical Specs: 100% Polyester | 180 gsm | SPF 35

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

It is very well made with a soft material, and full length zip

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

It is a great jersey for club rides, long rides where you want comfort.

It seems to wick sweat well.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

It seems like it will last well

Rate the product for fit:
 
7/10

The fit is a comfortable non-constricting sport fit. It is not a tight performance jersey

Rate the product for sizing:
 
7/10

Sizing was as expected, I am a medium in most things. This is a comfortable cut, not a slim performance cut, so if you want it tighter go for a smaller size maybe.

Rate the product for weight:
 
7/10

Uses lightweight material.

Rate the product for comfort:
 
8/10

It was a comfortable jesrey to ride in, slightly looser fit than others out there, but this was fine

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

it seems about right for value as good quality

How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?

No problems with washing it, quick drying

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

Performed as well as a jersey could: good sized pockets, comfortable fit, worked well on its own and with base layer underneath

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

SPF 35 fabric great for summer

Did you enjoy using the product? yes

Would you consider buying the product? maybe

Would you recommend the product to a friend? yes

Use this box to explain your score

I score this Jersey 7 as it does a solid job of being comfortable, made with nice soft fabric which feels good to wear. Looks great on too.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 168  Weight: 60

I usually ride: specailized dolce  My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: touring, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,