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The Primal Pixel8 Women's Cycle Jersey is a bright, bold, good looking jersey. You make a statement in this, which I like, especially commuting in the traffic.
The fit tallies with Primal's blurb. They describe it as a 'non-restricting sport fit', which is spot on. It is a comfortable, non performance fit, so if you don't feel the need to be in tight lycra then this could be a good jersey for you.
The jersey felt good when riding. The non-restricting fit meant good ventilation and the fabric's wicking properties draw moisture away from your back. I wore a hydration pack on several longer rides and didn't feel sweaty. The fabric is light weight, slightly stretchy, and soft to the touch. It's also rated as SPF35, which is great for the summer.
The length was good, but the Pixel8 doesn't have any grippers on the hem. This does allow you to move as you wish without the jersey grabbing you.
There's a full length zipper down the front that I like especially in the summer so you can get some air flow. There is no cover at the top of the zip though, and while this wasn't a problem in practice it's a surprising missing detail.
There are three generous rear pockets which are well placed for good access to phone or food. There is a small zip pocket which would fit a key and keep it secure. There is a small reflective detail on the top of the centre pocket.
Overall I enjoyed wearing this jersey for its comfortable fit, and I do like the bold colour pattern. It sits in the mid price range at £50, not the cheapest but not expensive. It comes down to the fit you want.
Bright bold jersey thats makes a statement; looser cut and very comfortable
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Primal Pixel8 Womens Cycling Jersey
Size tested: Medium
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?
The Primal Pixel8 is a short sleeved comfortable lightweight jersey, suited for club riders, recreational riders, mountain biking or touring.
Primal say is it a "non-constricting fit of Primal Sport Cut Jersey". I agree it is a comfortable non-tight fit.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
3 Rear Cargo Pockets - these are good size pockets
Full Length Exposed YKK Zipper
SpeedPro Technical Fabric
Tagless Label System
SpeedPro is a plaited double knit fabric with a micro yarn on the face that is simultaneously comprised of higher denier filament materials. This lightweight, industry-leading construction is the result of relentless research and testing within a variety of high-crucible elements and coin-operated horsey rides. The double knit fabric draws moisture from your back and pushes it right off of the face of the material, as well as being excellent for sublimation and printing. 2-way mechanical stretch.
Technical Specs: 100% Polyester | 180 gsm | SPF 35
It is very well made with a soft material, and full length zip
It is a great jersey for club rides, long rides where you want comfort.
It seems to wick sweat well.
It seems like it will last well
The fit is a comfortable non-constricting sport fit. It is not a tight performance jersey
Sizing was as expected, I am a medium in most things. This is a comfortable cut, not a slim performance cut, so if you want it tighter go for a smaller size maybe.
Uses lightweight material.
It was a comfortable jesrey to ride in, slightly looser fit than others out there, but this was fine
it seems about right for value as good quality
How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?
No problems with washing it, quick drying
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Performed as well as a jersey could: good sized pockets, comfortable fit, worked well on its own and with base layer underneath
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
SPF 35 fabric great for summer
Did you enjoy using the product? yes
Would you consider buying the product? maybe
Would you recommend the product to a friend? yes
Use this box to explain your score
I score this Jersey 7 as it does a solid job of being comfortable, made with nice soft fabric which feels good to wear. Looks great on too.
About the tester
I usually ride: specailized dolce My best bike is:
I've been riding for: Under 5 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: touring, club rides, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,