Storck Short Sleeve Jersey Pro  £135.00

7/10

Very comfortable lightweight jersey to keep you cool on warm rides

Weight 166g   Contact  www.storckcyclinggear.co.uk

by Mat Brett   April 4, 2013  

The Storck Pro Full Zip jersey is a well-designed lightweight top for the warm weather - and I guess you'd want it to be at this lofty price.

It's made from a whole bunch of different materials, the main one being Coolmax. Around the back the fabric is full of tiny pores for extra breathability while the panels that extend from the underside of the arms down to the sides are very good at moving sweat away from your body and they're mega-stretchy. In fact, all the panels are stretchy to some extent or other so you can get a close fit that's still very comfortable.

The front zip comes with a large rubber puller that's easy to grab and a little protector at the bottom of the zip stops it snagging your shorts. Why doesn't everyone do that when it's a full-length zip? It should be the law. I've got loads of shorts that have been damaged by zips. There's a chin protector at the top too.

You get your regulation three pockets in the lower back, elasticated at the top to help keep all your stuff inside – you can get a lightweight windproof in easily, and a waterproof if you roll it up tight. An extra zipped pocket back there is ideal for your valuables. It'll take a mobile phone easily enough and there's a reinforced hole in there for running an earphones cable internally, if that's your thing.

Most of the seams are flatlock stitched so they don't get on your nerves and the band around the bottom holds the waist in. It's a similar deal at the ends of the sleeves, although with a narrower band.

I've really not got much negative to say here. This jersey fits well, it's comfortable and it helps you stay cool and dry on hot rides. The only thing you need to decide is whether you're happy with the price.

Verdict

Very comfortable lightweight jersey to keep you cool on warm rides.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Storck Pro Full Zip

Size tested: Black, large

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?

Storck say: Combitech jersey with ultra ergonomic cut. Full front zipper, safety and smart phone pocket.

AA+ Premium Material with carbon fibre weave enhanced functionality, due to thermic and stability effect.

Our most luxurious materials of choice. Quality and functionality way beyond your expectations with some added technical bling.

 

Fabrics

* 87% Polyester Coolmax

* 8% Polypropylene hollow fiber

* 3% Elastane

* 2% Carbon"

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

It's really well put together from very good materials.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for value:
 
5/10

It clearly ain't cheap but it is high quality.

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

It's a great warm weather jersey with a few neat features like the full-length zip, extra zipped security pocket. Of course, you can get that on much cheaper jerseys than this, but the overall quality is certainly high.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The fit and the performance in the heat. I like a full-length zip too, for letting in lots of air and bringing out the inner Medallion Man.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Just the price. I probably wouldn't spend this much on a jersey because it would hurt too much the first time I caught some Velcro on it or whatever. If I had the cash, that would be less of an issue.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, definitely.

Would you consider buying the product? See above.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes, if they had the money.

Overall rating: 7/10

About the tester

Age: 41  Height: 190cm  Weight: 75kg

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding,

 

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