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Funkier J-394-LW Ladies' Long Sleeve Winter Jersey

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£49.99

VERDICT:

8
10
Striking jersey that stands out; very warm and decent value for money
Weight: 
318g

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The Funkier Ladies' long sleeve jersey is a bold statement of colour against a sometimes harsh winter backdrop. Not only does it look good, it's incredibly warm.

Made with 100% polyester, the jersey is pretty standard when it comes to materials. It feels thick on first touch and you just know it's going to be warm. The inside is brushed soft, leaving a feeling much like fleece.

The collar is not as soft as the rest of the inside and feels the same as the outer. However it's a fairly high collar which does offer some protection against cold winds. The cuffs are not as tight as they could be. They sit quite loosely against your arm, which is fine if you pull your gloves over them.

The fabric is reliably breathable. I took it for a day in the hills and I was able to wear it without a jacket. I was also wearing a merino base layer, but the jersey did keep me satisfyingly warm. Of course there was a bit of sweat, but I soon cooled down again. The warmth of the jersey will ultimately depend on how fast you ride, but it works really well in about 5 degrees with no jacket.

The jersey has a dropped rear with two regular pockets and one internalised waterproof pocket. The two larger ones are a decent size and deep enough for a water bottle to fit in comfortably. The zipped pocket is handy for a phone or keys. My phone was too big for it (HTC M8) but an iPhone or similar would fit.

The fit feels true to size and this was a size small; roomy enough for a base layer and movements felt comfortable. The drop-tail has a waist gripper which does help the jersey to keep your assets covered.

The Funkier jersey costs £49.99 and you get a good amount for your money. The long sleeves are a bonus in the colder weather. It looks great with some, dare I say it, funky colours and designs happening. It's bold and stands out from generic jerseys making it something very different.

Verdict

Striking jersey that stands out; very warm and decent value for money

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road.cc test report

Make and model: Funkier J-394-LW Ladies Long Sleeve Winter Jersey

Size tested: Small - Black Purple

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 jersey is aimed at female cyclists and winter riding. The manufacturers say "Funkier's cycling apparel includes professional elements from the world of fashion - they look good and feel fantastic.". This is accurate as the jersey is very good quality and great to look at.

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

Winter long sleeve jersey

Winter sublimation fabric

Full front nylon zipper

SG1 waist gripper

2 back pockets & middle waterproof pocket

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

The elements of the jersey are all very good. It is well made and has been in the wash several times and still looks like new.

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
9/10

I came off my bike and expected to see marks on the jersey. Once washed there wasn't a thing, so I foresee no problems in the future.

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10

I found the jersey a really comfortable fit.

Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

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

As a winter jersey this one really ticked all the boxes. It's designed to look good and feel warm and it does do all that.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

I liked the design and colour-way.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

The waterproof pocket could be a little bigger.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 34  Height: 158cms  Weight: 61kg

I usually ride: Giant defy  My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Under 5 years  I ride: A few times a week  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,

 

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