Bspoke Edgware Knitwear Mens with Full Zip  £61.49

7/10

Good quality wool/acrylic top that's nicely designed for mixed use

Weight 430g   Contact  www.fisheroutdoor.co.uk

by Dave Atkinson   November 6, 2010  

Bspoke Edgware knitwear

A good multi-use top, this: smart enough to wear off the bike, technical enough to perform on it as well. There's a bit of an issue with sizing but other than that it's a good buy, especially as it's currently half price on the Bspoke site.

So what it is it? Well, it's a cardigan. Sorry, 'full zip knitwear'. The knit in question is fairly fine and half wool, half acrylic, and it's treated with a Teflon coating to resist showers. Does that work? Well, a bit, but if you go out cycling in the rain in a jumper then you can expect to get a bit damp.

What certainly does work is the fit on the bike – nice long arms and a slightly dropped back – and the nylon windproof insert across the front to keep the wind off your organs. I'm not a big fan of thumbloops and the sleeves were long enough that I didn't need them, but they're there if you want them.

For a thin top it's surprisingly warm, and under a jacket it wicks okay, although the windproof front section can get a bit clammy. The full zip allows you to get some air in if need be, and the discreet side pockets are useful. The neck is quite high and snug, and it's stood up to the washing machine with minimal bobbling.

A word on sizing: I'm 190cm and 98kg and finding the medium just about right for riding duties. If you mainly want to wear the Edgware off the bike then go for your normal size, but you might want to size down if you'll be giving it a lot of pedal time.

At the time of writing, the Edgware top is half price on the Bspoke website, £30.75. At that money it's a steal, so get over there before they run out...

Verdict

Good quality wool/acrylic top that's nicely designed for mixed use

road.cc test report

Make and model: Bspoke Edgware Knitwear Mens with Full Zip

Size tested: Black/grey, 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?

* 10 gauge Merino blended knit for warmth

* Drop rear to cover back in seated position

* Thumb holes to prevent sleeve movement

* High neck for extra warmth

* Reflective branding for additional safety

* Zip fastening pockets keep belongings secure

* Available in Black / Black Grey or Desert

* Available in sizes M/L/XL/XXL

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
7/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes, especially at half price...

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 190cm  Weight: 96kg

I usually ride: whatever I'm testing...  My best bike is: Genesis Equilibrium with Ultegra 6700

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track

 

6 user comments

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Is that the medium you're wearing in the photo Dave? Over a shirt? Looks plenty big enough... I might just treat myself to one Smile

Martin Thomas's picture

posted by Martin Thomas [584 posts]
9th November 2010 - 11:35

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That is indeed the medium...

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7506 posts]
9th November 2010 - 11:49

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For the life of me i cannot find the bespoke website using google. can you provide a link?

bobinski

posted by bobinski [134 posts]
9th November 2010 - 11:55

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sure thing, it's www.bspoke.co.uk

it's that 'e' that's messing you about Smile

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7506 posts]
9th November 2010 - 12:01

25 Likes

added it to the review body now too, like i was going to before i forgot Plain Face

Dave Atkinson's picture

posted by Dave Atkinson [7506 posts]
9th November 2010 - 12:03

27 Likes

Duly ordered - thanks Dave.

Martin Thomas's picture

posted by Martin Thomas [584 posts]
9th November 2010 - 13:52

25 Likes

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