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bike jersey's what do they do?

Discussion in 'Components, Accessories and Clothing' started by Trillian, 29 Apr 2008.

  1. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    currently trying to justify in my mind buying this http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=16458
    (for my girlfriend)
    i'm hoping that with a t-shirt under it it will help her keep warm but not too warm but still able to move freely
    without the t-shirt or with a thin one keep her cool in summer

    basically help keep her at a nice temperature without having to stop and layer up or take layers off once we're underway.

    any advice is appreciated (i'm happy to go by trial and error on myself but not so with Millie :angry: )
     
  2. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    They wick sweat away from your body in a nutshell, a t-shirt will just absorb your sweat holding it all in. A technical jersey will pull the sweat away from your body and dissipate it making you far more comfortable.
     
  3. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    The tighter fit is also way better once you get above 12mph.

    Rather than a t-shirt underneath in cold weather, a baselayer (again, to move perspiration away from the body) or arm warmers would be a better bet.
     
  4. I even wear a "summer" base layer from Nike. They claim it keeps you cooler and reduces sweating which from experience appears to be true. If I don't wear it I do notice the increase os general sweatiness.
     
  5. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    they provide you with rear pockets to keep bits in. a normal t-shirt will not give you this
     
  6. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    how about the pink one from aldi?
     
  7. Cathryn

    Cathryn California Correspondant

    What a fine boyfriend you are!

    I'd echo what the others say...if the top 'wicks' don't put anything underneath it. If however Millie's a soft southerner like me and gets cold easily, she can always wear a layer on top, wouldn't be the end of the world.
     
  8. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    i had seen the pink one from aldi, but pink may = death

    thinking i'd go look at the pink one and see what it was like before ordering the one from CRC

    a few people (girls included) on the mtb forum i'm part of seem to think that particular design is a bad idea due to it being quite girly, not sure what her reaction is gonna be, she seems to be going for flowery things at the moment

    anyone know if CRC could be persuaded to exchange it if it's the ''wrong size''?
     
  9. mondobongo

    mondobongo Über Member

    As long as its unused still got tags on CRC will exchange or refund without quibble.
     
  10. Tynan

    Tynan Veteran

    Location:
    e4
    no brainer, get one, base layer if needed
     
  11. Trillian

    Trillian New Member

    resulted in huge hugs and being cooked for and demands to go biking tomorrow (where i promptly fell off on the first section)

    now getting demands that we go biking this week too!

    ah well :smile: