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Cycology Horizon Lightweight Long Sleeve Summer Jersey



Great fit, great comfort and a good solid build. If you love the look, go for it
Striking design
Slim yet not tight fit
Strong build

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The Cycology Horizon Lightweight Long Sleeve Summer Jersey is a simple prospect: if you want a top of its (very clear) description, and you like the bold look, just go for it. The cut, sizing, comfort and quality are all great, and against the competition the price is good. It's an easy choice that's easy to live with.

> Buy now: Cycology Horizon Lightweight Long Sleeve Summer Jersey for £80 from Cyclology

Perhaps the only riders this won't please are a) those who don't like the look and b) hardcore racers looking for the lightest and tightest clothing. In my recommended size this gives a slim yet relaxed fit, as it pulls tight with only a gentle squeeze.

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Once riding it would wrinkle slightly around my biceps and over my belly, and hang away from my chest just a little between my shoulders, but unless you're looking for proper aero it's of no consequence. Certainly it's very comfortable, not even close to flappy and it looks good.

For the record the size brackets are quite wide (Large covers a full 8cm from 97cm to 105cm chests, for instance), and I'm around the middle at 100cm.

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The sleeves and body are really well judged for length, being long (but not too long) for easy coverage when tucked in with arms stretched out.

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Underneath your arms runs a broad strip of mesh, which continues across the back and sides for ventilation; the front panels, meanwhile, are solid. They're not windproof, but they provide a useful amount of protection nonetheless. I found this top comfortable with just a baselayer tee on 14-15°C days, even on long sunless descents. Meanwhile it inevitably breathes very well on the climbs.

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Round the back you'll find three pockets made from the same thicker fabric as the front, and the one on the right has a little zipped stash on top.

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It's sized for credit cards and keys, not phones, which is a bit of a shame, though the reflective strip hiding the zip is nice touch. The pockets are stretchy and well-sized for easily shoving gloved hands into, while an elasticated topper keeps your stuff secure; it all does the job well.

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A silicone gripper keeps the rear in place (the long tail and subtle rather than bear-like squeeze from the fabric mean it doesn't have to struggle), and on the front, two small baffles keep the zip off your shorts at one end and your neck at the other. Oh, and the seams are all overlocked for smooth comfort. Tidy.

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The £80 price is good for a long-sleeve jersey, especially a well-made and boldly styled one like this.

We've tested others fairly recently for about the same money, such as the also-£80 Altura Icon Men's Long Sleeve Jersey – which is a Polartec fleece so it's warmer – and the Invani Reversible Slim Fit Long Sleeve Jersey.

The latter gives you two colours for two different looks, and is only slightly more at £90.

Most of those we test cost a lot more; the 10 most recently reviewed jerseys at the time of writing were all between £120-£190.

Our best summer cycling jerseys buyer's guide covers our top short-sleeve choices, while our best winter cycling jerseys buyer's guide also includes options for spring and autumn riding.


Ignore those dashing stripes and this is at heart a good jersey: well designed, well made and well shaped. Then again, you can't really ignore those stripes... personally I love the design, right down to the asymmetry of the single cuff stripe, and feel like you could pay two to three times as much for something similar yet 'boutique'. Or you could if 2024 boutique weren't so into monotone slabs of mud brown, fog grey and encrusted mustard yellow, anyway. £80 for a really good jersey with a standout style seems like great value to me.


Great fit, great comfort and a good solid build. If you love the look, go for it test report

Make and model: Cycology Horizon Lightweight Long Sleeve Summer Jersey

Size tested: Large

Tell us what the product is for

Cycology says: "The Horizon design features fluro slashes of hand painted stripes to enhance your visibility & stand out for miles, even on far horizons.

"Our lightweight long sleeve summer cycling jersey offers desirable protection from the sun or just a touch more warmth for a cool morning start."

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

Cycology says:

High performance close fitting

Lightweight breathable moisture-wicking fabric

4 way stretch panels

85% polyester and 15% elastane.

3 rear pockets + one zippered valuables pocket with reflective trim.

Full length hidden YKK zipper.

Elasticised laser cut gripper on hips and sleeves

Rear silicone hem gripper

SPF 50 fabric treatment

CYCOLOGY original artwork.

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How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?

No issues.

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

Very well.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The looks, the fit.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing really.

How does the price compare to that of similar products in the market, including ones recently tested on

The £80 RRP is fairly low for a good quality cycling LS. The 10 we've tested most recently have all been between £120-£190.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

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This is well designed and well made, and has a great cut. It's got its own strong style, too.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 48  Height: 183cm  Weight: 78kg

I usually ride: Vitus Zenium SL VR Disc  My best bike is:

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: A few times a week  I would class myself as: Experienced

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

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