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Zoca Active Women's Tech Tee



Attractive and sporty looking summer riding top at a decent price

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Designed to coordinate with the tights in the same range, the Active Women's Tech Tee is a stylish sleeveless alternative to standard summer jersey designs. Made from the same supple fabric as the tights, the top is stretchy and sleek, with sporty good looks. There's an integral stretch mesh bra top so you can choose whether to wear a bra underneath or not.

Larger busted ladies may prefer to still wear a sports bra as it's not that supportive, but it should be fine for the majority. There's a zip at the front for ventilation, a generous single zipped pocket across the lower back and a reflective strip for added visibility. The hem of the rear is shaped to be subtly cycling friendly.

On the bike, the top is comfortable and an excellent temperature for summer rides. The sleeveless design does make armwarmers an odd looking choice, so it's best suited to days where the weather is stable. The fabric wicks moisture well and keeps you cool, but I'd have liked a longer front zip. The rear zip pocket was a useful size, and would appeal to anyone not keen on the disrupted lines of elasticated pouch style pockets. It's not quite as handy for water bottles though, and heavier things do tend to rattle around a little.

The sizing is about right, with a medium equivalent to a UK12. Torso length is good, with no problem of exposed skin at the back, no matter what the riding position, and the fabric is stretchy but not too clingy and revealing.

Worn together with the matching tights it makes a fashionable and comfortable cycling outfit. It's also versatile enough for runners too.


Attractive and sporty looking summer riding top at a decent price.

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Make and model: Zoca Active Women's Tech Tee

Size tested: Orchid, 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?

Aimed at fashion conscious female cyclists looking for good performance.

Pretty much does what it aims to.

Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?

AQUAMOVE fabric- 95% Polyamide/5% Elastane lycra

Front zip.

Internal mesh shelf bra.

Single large zipped rear pocket.

Reflective trim.

Sizes XS-XL

2 colours

Rate the product for quality of construction:

Well made using good fabrics.

Rate the product for performance:

Comfortable to wear, wicked moisture well but could have done with longer front zip

Rate the product for durability:

Sot fabric is somewhat prone to snagging, but not too bad.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:

Not the lightest, but fabric wicks moisture very effectively.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:

Great comfort levels.

Rate the product for value:

Really good value for a stylish and comfortable jersey. Would be just that bit more versatile with even just slightly longer sleeves to work more effectively with armwarmers.

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

Very well.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

Style, fabric, comfort

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Single rear pocket, inability to use armwarmers without looking daft.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes- especially if we had longer hotter summers

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes. Runners as well as cyclists.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

Stylish and comfortable to wear but would be even more versatile with slightly longer sleeves.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 37  Height: 1.65m  Weight: 67kg

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb,


Lara has been riding bikes for longer than she'd care to admit, and writing about them nearly as long. Since 2009 she has been working as part of the review team whilst championing women's cycling on the side, most notably via two years as editor of the, sadly now defunct, UK's first and only women's cycling mag, erm, Women's Cycling. 

Believing fervently that cycling will save the world, she wishes that more people would just ride a bike and be pleasant to each other. 

She will ride anything with two wheels, occasionally likes to go fast, definitely likes to go far and is always up for a bit of exploring somewhere new and exciting. 

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nbrus | 569 posts | 11 years ago

The black top part looks like a separate garment ...  3

nbrus | 569 posts | 11 years ago

To be a mini-dress it would need to come down to just below your bum (or mine) ... so this Tee is about half a metre short. If you like it, then get yourself one...  1

Rob Simmonds | 251 posts | 11 years ago

Any longer and it would be a mini-dress. Shame you don't like it as I'm sure it would suit you admirably.

nbrus | 569 posts | 11 years ago

Sorry Leonie, but that top looks a bit short to me, seeing as it only comes down to just below the armpits. I suppose fashion comes down to personal taste ... I'm not liking that top much, plus its a bit pricy for a simple T-shirt ... especially given the lack of material used.  1

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