Derek O
For me, this is an overhyped jersey that is a classic of form over function. The Stolen Goat designs are brilliantly different and the fit, for me, is perfect - it's the best fitting cycling jersey I've ever had. It's well made, it works well with or without a base layer, is really comfortable on those all-day rides, and yes the zip does work very nicely. Thank You. In terms of function however: "Come rain, wind or shine this jersey will keep you dry, the right temperature ...... " no it won't!!! It will keep out an occasional light shower but not the rain I ended up in earlier this week; it will resist some wind but it won't fully cut out the cold damp northerly winds of recent weeks; and in terms of "right temperature" well, it does work reasonably well for me but I like to run cool. Despite the lovely roubaix lining, this is not a warm jacket and I suspect many will need a good base layer in single digit temperatures. And in terms of "this jersey replaces 4 or 5 garments in your wardrobe" I really don't know what garments it's going to replace if any. Overhyped - yes somewhat. Now, all that being said, this jacket is beginning to grow on me and it's becoming my go to jacket as autumn approaches. With some 50 years experience in the mountains I know a thing or two about waterproof and windproof garments, and I bought this not expecting it to be either. Screeds of things have been written on both topics so I won't go into it here. The Orkaan Everyday Jersey achieves a reasonable balance between breathability and wind resistance, and I did arrive home fully dry after being caught out in an unexpected 15 minute shower in middle of a 4 hour cycle. I will however continue to carry a lightweight shell which is 100% windproof and reasonably waterproof when rain and/or cold winds likely. Above is based on 1 month's use - maybe I should re-review after another 6 months. Final small point, but have included for those at Stolen Goat as it would be easy to fix going forward - the waterproof pocket - it will only just take my iphone8 which is by no means the largest smartphone out there. Being fully waterproof it has no stretch, but it could easily be made a little bit larger without any impact to fit or function of the jersey as the extra material would be "lost" in the main pocket. Even the zip could stay the same size. Just a thought ....
1 year ago
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