Sugoi HotShot III women's jersey  £55.00

9/10

Warm and versatile winter jersey that’s excellent value for money

Weight 290g   Contact  www.sugoi.com

by Leonie Jennings   February 17, 2011  

Like the Sugoi HotShot II, the HotShot III is a versatile and adaptable long-sleeved jersey. Thanks to its full front zip, fabric, cut and styling, it functions equally well as a training jacket (with a warm base layer underneath), as a cool-weather jersey (on its own or with a light base layer), or as a really cold weather mid-layer (underneath a windproof gilet).

The cut is generous and has a good body length. The medium size I reviewed was easily large enough for a UK size 12-14, and should suit women of all heights and limb length, except perhaps the very short. The cut is contoured but not tight fitting, which adds to its adaptability for layering options.

The fabric is a smooth, pull-resistant outer fabric with a super-soft fleecy backing, designed to improve warmth and quickly wick moisture away from the skin. It’s very comfortable to wear, with the fabric moving sweat away from the skin and keeping you dry and your temperature stable no matter how hard you’re working. It’s also washable at 40 degrees, so it’s easier to keep it odour free than many ‘30 degree wash only’ technical garments.

Features include two decent-sized pouch pockets at the rear, one with an additional zipped security pocket for your phone and/or valuables. There’s a silicone gripper at the hem that stops the jersey riding up, even when you’re on the drops. A small reflective logo adds a bit of nighttime visibility.

The HotShot III’s overall performance is excellent, and it’s a great looking top as well. It’s available in a variety of attractive colours.

Verdict

Warm and versatile winter jersey that’s excellent value for money

 

road.cc test report

Make and model: Sugoi HotShot III women's jersey

Size tested: M

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?

A winter jersey aimed at all types of cyclist looking to stay warm.

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

Full zip

Fleecy faced 100% polyester fabric

3 elasticated rear pockets

1 zipped rear pocket large enough for phone/wallet

Hem gripper

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10

Well made with reasonable quality components.

Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10

Warm and comfortable to wear. Maintained stable body temperature with little perspiration build up.

Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10

Fabric washes well at 40 degrees so should last a good while. Odour build up might become a problem with the 100% polyester fabric.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
9/10

Great weight to warmth ratio.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10

Comfortable to wear with baselayer. Probably slightly too generous a cut for wear next to skin.

Excellent comfort with baselayer, though.

Rate the product for value:
 
10/10

Great value for a really warm winter jersey with the ability to act as a training jacket too.

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

Performed brilliantly for cold weather riding.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Cut, style, colour options, comfort.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Definitely.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

Excellent value for money for a warm, good looking and adaptable winter jersey.

Overall rating: 9/10

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,

 

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