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.
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. "
It's a racing cut, but feels comfortable even on a larger chap and the style flatters.
Good quality and nicely detailed for the money.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
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.
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