Cycling jerseys grab you by the eye in the first instance and Morvelo don't disappoint. You can be spotted a mile off in the Daze. Performance has to match the looks, and it doesn't fail here either.
This jersey is a large (a 14) and is very true to size (it is available in small, medium and large). It isn't skin hugging or baggy, it seems to sit nicely against the skin giving a free and easy range of movement. Mix this with the smooth fabric that the jersey is made of, and you end up with a really comfortable top.
The three rear pockets are deep and more than big enough to stuff a rain jacket and spare water bottle in. It also has the added benefit of a smaller pocket with a zip for keeping money in or a small phone.
I found the gripper on the sleeves and the bottom seam held the jersey in place. I've never had problems with sleeves riding up, so this seemed unusual. However it did keep the sleeves in place during longer rides. The good thing about this little feature is that it fits so snuggly around the arms that no stray drafts get up there.
Made with micro-fibre fabric and being antibacterial make it ideal for longer rides. I did good four-hour stretches in it and while I wouldn't say I was smelling glorious, I wouldn't empty a room either. The full zip on the jersey allows you to choose your level of ventilation and it's perfect for autumn with a good base layer underneath.
At £60 you could say its a little expensive, and there are cheaper options out there. But the design of black with bold spots coupled with the performance aspects make this jersey a good investment. Simple touches on the jersey like the heat sealed print that Morvelo have in place of a label and reflective detailing on the rear show the design has been well thought out.
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Make and model: Morvelo Daze Womens Short Sleeve Jersey
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 product is aimed at women cyclists. Morevelo say "The cycle jersey is an essential item for a cyclists wardrobe, so Morvelo focus on making their jerseys look fantastic, with performance to match. Micro-fiber antibacterial polyester ensures Morvelo jerseys resist odours and transport moisture well, while side panel construction and set-in sleeves make for a tailor-feel fit. PGE arm grippers, and stretch taped neck seams result in a very comfortable jersey that stays in place even during long rides, making them great for every day wear. A full length zip, 3 rear pockets and a zipped valuables pocket add up to create even more day-to-day practicality, so you can enjoy your Morvelo jersey in almost any situation." Its not often brands get there product descriptions accurate as this and it's quite refreshing.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
100% BioActive - a micro-fibre and antibacterial polyester
Printed Gripper Elastic (PGE) sleeve ends for consistent comfort
Embossed neck seam stretch tape to reduce chaffing
Full length YKK cam-lock zip
3 deep rear pockets
4th hidden zipped pocket in side seam
Heat seal label
Panelled construction for superior fit
Rubberised Morvelo seam tab
Handmade in Europe with European fabrics
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Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
The jersey performed as well as I would want a cycle jersey to preform. I never felt uncomfortable or overly sweaty.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
In particular the fit of this jersey has to be one of the best features. Being true to size makes it very comfortable and the panelled construction make it work in every cycling position.
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Did you enjoy using the product? I really enjoyed wearing this and I am choosing it above other jerseys I own.
Would you consider buying the product? Absolutely.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
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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