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i was wondering if anyone knows of any jerseys with a front panel made with a thin, stretch woven, non-membrane soft shell fabric.

I have (seen or owned) many climbing and skiing pants and some shirts or jackets made with those fabrics, and would love a jersey made with Schoeller or another brand’s fabric.

There are many jerseys with a Windstopper or similar membrane front,  but most of the time, that becomes to hot and sweaty once the sun comes out and wind dies away. However, the next step is some thin jersey knit that lets through tremendous amounts of wind. 

Where is the in between step? Something that cuts some wind, but not all of it, and since it’s stretchy you can still have a performcae fit. Especially combined with a more open and high stretch fabric on the back and along the sides

 

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Organon [323 posts] 3 months ago
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Isn't this where a gilet comes in? I can imagine what you are saying, but when it comes to summer weight jerseys they aren't going to put the effort in. You are going to find more weight variation in long sleeved jerseys and jackets like this:

https://isadore.com/long-sleeve-shield-jersey-anthracite-2-0

 

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Jez Ash [252 posts] 3 months ago
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This is what you want. No membrane at all, breathes massively better than a Gabba

https://road.cc/content/review/144507-stolen-goat-orkaan-race-tech-jersey

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Tjaardbreeuwer [10 posts] 3 months ago
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Organon wrote:

Isn't this where a gilet comes in? I can imagine what you are saying, but when it comes to summer weight jerseys they aren't going to put the effort in. You are going to find more weight variation in long sleeved jerseys and jackets like this:

https://isadore.com/long-sleeve-shield-jersey-anthracite-2-0

 

I do have a gilet, but mine is made with a microfiber front panel that doesn’t stretch, so it doesn’t quite offer the same second-skin feel that a high quality jersey does. Plus, although not a membrane, I would still call it ‘nearly-windproof’.

Do you know of any gilets that have a stretch, non-membrane(or coating) front panel? That would be fine too.

 

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Tjaardbreeuwer [10 posts] 3 months ago
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Jez Ash wrote:

This is what you want. No membrane at all, breathes massively better than a Gabba https://road.cc/content/review/144507-stolen-goat-orkaan-race-tech-jersey

 

That does sounds great, but I was thinking something without the brushed inside, same concept, but less warm.

Castelli makes the Nelmezzo ROS, but that is very thick.

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Jez Ash [252 posts] 3 months ago
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This doesn't really fit your brief as it does have a membrane at the front, but it is lightweight, v fitted and very breathable across the back so runs a lot cooler than a Gabba. And when Evans has a sale on it's often a ridiculous £40 or so
https://road.cc/content/review/225750-kalf-flux-transition-wind-proof-je...

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Tjaardbreeuwer [10 posts] 3 months ago
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Jez Ash wrote:

This doesn't really fit your brief as it does have a membrane at the front, but it is lightweight, v fitted and very breathable across the back so runs a lot cooler than a Gabba. And when Evans has a sale on it's often a ridiculous £40 or so https://road.cc/content/review/225750-kalf-flux-transition-wind-proof-je...

 

I have the Perfetto light short sleeve, same concept., thin wind stopper in front and regular back.

It seems strange to me that we go straight from membranes to fully open jersey fabrics.

there are even brands that combine schooler panels at back or sides with a membrane in front, yet I haven’t seen one with schoeller in front(or all over)