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Vermarc Tinto jersey

9
£67.99

VERDICT:

9
10
Comfortable, top quality Italian made jersey with a subtle race cut and styling to match
Weight: 
140g

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Vermarc's Tinto is a summer jersey made using S-DRY material, a 100% polyester fabric that they claim has an internal structure that reduces contact points between the fabric and your skin.

However it works, it is very breathable making it ideal for warmer days or as part of a layering system. The lightweight material lets the breeze pass through, keeping you dry even when climbing. The full length zip lets you control things even more should you manage to overwhelm the jersey's cooling capabilities but it's going to be a very hot day for that to happen.

Even though Vermarc call the Tinto a standard fit - more relaxed than their race cut jerseys - it is still very form fitting and close. It's not tight though and thanks to the stretchiness of the fabric should remain flattering even if you are slightly bigger boned. This Italian made jersey is sized slightly bigger than the likes of Castelli or RH+ for instance so don't feel that you need to size up.

At the rear you get the regulation three storage pockets which are a decent depth and width. A multi-tool, phone, tube etc. all fit easily and stay secure thanks to the taughtness of the fabric which also means there is very little in the way of sag.

The short sleeves are narrow but stretchy so even if you've got skinny cyclists' arms you won't have any flappy material billowing about in the wind. The elasticated gippers look smart with the Vermarc logo and keep everything in place without resorting to masses of pressure.

The hem uses a mixture of silicone and elastic and like the arms provided plenty of grip without applying any undue pressure. I found it stayed in place regardless of whether I was in the drops or sitting upright.

Overall the Tinto is a great-fitting jersey that is perfect for warm days thanks to the breathable and quick drying S-DRY material. It's very soft and along with the flatlocked seams that means the Vermarc Tinto jersey is lovely and comfortable.

Quality is also a high point. The top looks very well put together and after plenty of rounds with the washing machine it is showing no signs of wear or fading.

The rrp of £67.99 is just a couple of quid dearer than the other Italian made Pella jersey I reviewed the other day making it good value for money when you take into account the quality, comfort and styling.

My favourite bit is the colour. The green is really bright and stands out well against the sea of day-glo yellow that seems to be everywhere on the roads now. If it's a little too extreme for you though there are also red or black versions.

Verdict

Comfortable, top quality Italian made jersey with a subtle race cut and styling to match

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road.cc test report

Make and model: Vermarc Tinto jersey

Size tested: 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?

The Tinto actually sits below their range of race jerseys and is designed for daily riding yet going by the cut its still designed for the performance roadie. The cut isn't too extreme though so you don't need to be a racing whippet to make it look good.

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

S-Dry fabric

Fabric Properties:

S-DRY is a lightweight fabric for summer jerseys. Its internal structure reduces contact points between the fabric and the skin so the air can circulate in between permitting quick drying for better comfort

Flatlock seams

Full length zip

3 rear pockets

Silicon gripper at hem

100% Made in Italy

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
9/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
9/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
9/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

A quick google will find this at half price on t'internet at the moment.

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

The hotter the temperature the better it works though it's still comfortable and warm enough to the mid teens. The pockets are secure and I liked the fit.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The bright green colour and the all round cut and feel of the jersey.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

A zipped valuables pocket would be a nice addition.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.

Would you consider buying the product? Yes.

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.

Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?

A well though out and designed jersey which is very comfortable to wear plus the quality is very good as well. A solid performer.

Overall rating: 9/10

About the tester

Age: 35  Height: 180cm  Weight: 76kg

I usually ride: Whatever needs testing or Genesis Flyer, fixed of course!  My best bike is: Kinesis T2 with full Centaur Red

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Every day  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, club rides, sportives, fixed/singlespeed,

 

With 20 years of road cycling and over 150,000 miles in his legs it's safe to say Stu is happiest when on the bike whatever the weather. Since writing his first review for road.cc back in 2009 he has also had a career in engineering including 3D-CAD design and product development, so has a real passion for all of the latest technology coming through in the industry but is also a sucker for a classic steel frame, skinny tyres, rim brakes and a damn good paintjob.
His fascination with gravel bikes is getting out of control too!

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