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The Get In Gear kids' cycle jersey is a nicely-made jersey for your offspring that's technical enough to make the grade for hard riding, but is fine for pottering about too.
In essence it's a fairly standard adult jersey, shrunk down. So you get a quarter zip at the front (with a garage at the top to stop it chafing), three pockets at the back and a silicone gripper at the hem to keep it in place. The material is a mid-weight polyester that's nice and airy for a warm day. Design-wise, the jersey uses bold motifs and a Flandrian pallette, and the look was a hit with our junior testers.
The Get In Gear jersey is available in three sizes: Age 7/8 (128-136cm), Age 9/10 (142-148cm) and Age 11/12 (149-155cm). They're fairly generous, cut-wise: Joel, who's modelling, is wearing the 9/10 size and he's 142cm tall, so there's a bit of space to grow into. He really likes the jersey and has worn it a lot both on and off the bike.
It's a nice jersey, this: it's not doing anything particularly clever but it's well cut and the young people like the design. A bit of reflective to help with visibility would be a nice addition, but overall you're getting a good bit of kit with a bit of space for growing.
What's more, you get a free organic cotton T-shirt (choose green or navy) with your jersey, worth £12.99.
Well-made kids' jersey with sensible features and a bold design
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Make and model: Get in Gear Short Sleeved Kids Cycle Jersey
Size tested: IG Cycle Jersey, Shortsleeved Size 7-8 , Orange/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?
Get In Gear says: "This is Get In Gear's signature jersey. The design epitomises our style: it is bold and totally original with colours which may remind roadie die-hards of the classic Flandrian riders of the past. This striking jersey is equally at home on the shoulders of a roadie or a mountain biker. "This short sleeved jersey has a quarter zip and all the quality features needed for comfort and style. A long sleeved version is also available. "The fabric is breathable, light weight and manages moisture effectively. The quarter length zip is covered at the top to avoid neck irritation, cuffs are elasticated, the back hem is finished with a 1 cm silicone gripper and the ergonomic back pocket is reinforced and curved. "The children's sizes are on the large side with Age 7/8 being suitable for 128-136cm, Age 9/10 for 142-148cm and Age 11/12 149-155cm tall. This jersey is also available in Adult Small, Medium & Large."
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
A nicely made kids' jersey.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes. Well, Joel did.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Well constructed, cut is good.
Age: 42 Height: 189cm Weight: 92kg
I usually ride: whatever I'm testing... My best bike is: Kinesis Tripster ATR, Kinesis Aithein
I've been riding for: Over 20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mountain biking, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.