Craft Active bike Logo jersey  £55.00

8/10

Slim-cut racing jersey that full figured non-racers can get away with. Perfect for sunny blasts

Weight 160g   Contact  www.craft.se

by rob_simmonds   May 11, 2013  

This Craft Active bike Logo jersey is a classic race jersey that comes highly recommended for summer runs.

If you've watched pro cycling in recent years you've probably seen Craft's kit in action. They're currently the chaps covering Fabian Cancellara's modesty and I'm sure the King of the Classics doesn't wear any old schmutter.

One of the joys of cycling is that high quality kit is readily available to the likes of you and me, for a not unreasonable price and this classically styled Logo jersey is a fine example of that.

Our test jersey came in a fetching shade of blue with some nice details, like the white capped sleeves with subtle Craft logos and the white side panels, which help flatter the fuller figured gentleman. The fit is proper racing snug, as I pulled the two halves together to do up the full-length zip I did wonder if I'd need a bigger size. However, once on it feels comfy without being too restrictive, perhaps down to the 'ergonomic construction' that Craft boast. The sleeves in particular are cut for skinnier chaps than me and I wouldn't fancy wearing this jersey over a long sleeve base layer, you would really feel the extra bulk under a jersey cut this slim. It certainly feels like a jersey that should be worn on warm summer blasts on the best road bike.

All of the standard features are present and correct - three open rear pockets and one with a zip for valuables. A full length zip makes life so much easier on pit-stops and if you undo it on sportive climbs you'll look dead pro and impress the chicks. Chicks love middle-aged blokes wearing unzipped jerseys.

The fabric feels soft and wicks well. Craft don't make a big deal of the fabric, so I'd guess it's a basic (but still technical) polyester. It also shares a trait with the Craft AB Classic jersey I tested last year, namely that it tends to whiff after just one ride, no matter how short. If this was being pitched as a jersey for touring then I might be more critical about this, but it isn't, so I won't.

Overall this is a very nice, well made jersey that will be getting a regular outing on sunny days throughout summer.

Verdict

Slim-cut racing jersey that full figured non-racers can get away with. Perfect for sunny blasts.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Craft Active bike Logo jersey

Size tested: Large, Flame

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?

"Competitively priced, yet offering welcome touches of detail like a silicone rear hem, a soft, ventilating fabric, soft sleeve ends and four rear pockets (one of which is zippered for valuables), the Craft Active Bike Logo Jersey is a great cycling jersey choice for the rider looking to get out 2-3 times a week over moderate distances. "

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

It's a racing cut, but feels comfortable even on a larger chap and the style flatters.

Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

Good quality and nicely detailed for the money.

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

Very good.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Good quality, snug fit and flattering styling.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing, but it's shame the material holds smells so well.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Possibly.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

The perfect jersey for summer fun.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 42  Height: 5' 8  Weight: er....85kg

I usually ride: Kona Dew Drop, Dawes Century SE, Carlton Corsa  My best bike is: Guess SC1 scandium

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

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, Audax and long distance solo rides

 

3 user comments

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Hah! That's some undersized Road.cc model in the pics, not me! Surprise
It really is a slim cut jersey, trust me. Nerd

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posted by Rob Simmonds [251 posts]
11th May 2013 - 17:27

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Liam? Are you OK?

posted by Canyon UK [6 posts]
13th May 2013 - 7:40

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Canyon UK wrote:
Liam? Are you OK?

If that's Liam in the pics the poor lad clearly needs a pie.

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posted by Rob Simmonds [251 posts]
13th May 2013 - 10:27

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