BBB Missionshield Women's LS Jersey  £59.95

6/10

Good but up against some stiff competition and there's better value elsewhere

Weight 202g   Contact  www.windwave.co.uk

by Leonie Jennings   December 17, 2012  

A long sleeved jersey that's designed primarily with spring and autumn in mind, according to the website, the perplexingly named BBB Missionshield Women's LS Jersey is a lightweight full-zip long sleeved jersey, made from super stretchy Perfotec Polyester.

Available in a choice of bold colour options, it's an unfussy looking jersey, with good clean lines, and just the right amount of femininity that should please most female riders. It features the now traditional three pockets at the rear, one of which has a smartphone sized zipped security pocket in it as well. A generous fabric flap protects the chin and neck from the zip at the top. There are also a couple of smallish reflective logos.

Despite its primary purpose as a cool rather than cold weather garment, the Missionshield did a great job as a cold weather layer, along with bib longs and a soft shell for seriously chilly rides. It's light and non-bulky enough to layer up, but still packs a decent punch of warmth when you need it.

For warmer days it'd work well with a windproof thermal layer underneath. The soft fuzzy backing to the fabric was pleasant next to skin and wicked moisture well, and kept body temperature pretty stable. The sleeves and torso were a good length for an average woman, but taller women might find it slightly less so. The size Medium I tested was roughly equivalent to a UK12. Even without a hem gripper, it stayed put when riding, even on the drops.

At this price it's competing with some well-respected clothing brands, and comes off a little at a disadvantage in that comparison. It's a well made and nicely designed jersey, with pleasant and hardwearing fabric, but the zip feels a little on the cheap side, not running as smoothly as it could and not at all easy to operate one-handed.

Verdict

Good but up against some stiff competition and there's better value elsewhere.

road.cc test report

Make and model: BBB Missionshield Women's LS Jersey

Size tested: Medium- BLack/White

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?

Aimed at female riders for Spring and Autumn.

Also warm enough for milder winter wear and as part of a layering system.

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

100% polyester

3 rear pockets and 1 zipped security pocket

Small reflective logos

Washable at 30 degrees

Available in sizes S- XXL

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
5/10

Nice fabric and details, but some of the stitching a bit sloppy and the zip felt a bit cheap.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

Performed well as a jersey for cool weather and as a layer for cold weather.

Rate the product for durability:
 
5/10

The jersey should last well apart from potentially the zip, which can catch and doesn't feel very sturdy.

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

Very light for its level of warmth.

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

Very comfortable and pleasant to wear.

Rate the product for value:
 
5/10

There are better jerseys available for the same price.

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

Performed well.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Style, cut, fabric.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Zip.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Possibly. Probably in the sale.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Possibly.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

Nicely designed and made from good fabric, but let down slightly by its zip and finish considering the price.

Overall rating: 6/10

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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