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Club Ride Tweet Womens Jersey SS

8
£34.99

VERDICT:

8
10
Stylish summer riding top that performs well and stands out from the crowd
Weight: 
110g

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The Club Ride Tweet Women's Jersey is a great top for warm summer days, and will go some way to remove your cyclist's tan lines. It is a fairly figure-hugging 'sport fit' but the contrasting patterned side panels make your torso look slimmer in a flattering fashion.

The body is a decent length – the same at front and back – so there's no risk of exposing your lower back to sunburn or cold draughts when you're in the saddle. The shallow scoop neck has a short zip so you can flash a bit of cleavage if you fancy.

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The Tweet is constructed from Club Ride's Sheer2Dry fabric – breathable, wicking and quick-drying polyester. Like its Bandit jersey, it features built-in factor 20 sun protection (but unlike it there are no mesh inserts).

Club Ride Tweet Womens Jersey SS - detail.jpg

The Tweet on test is in Divine Wine and the fabric has a slight sheen to it; there's also a patterned Divine Spin (like a reverse of the Divine Wine), or if you prefer a matt appearance you can buy it in Cobalt which looks more like soft cotton.

> Check out our buyer's guide to summer jerseys

The designers have had a bit of fun with the two rear pockets. These are lined in the contrasting material and have teardrop-shaped openings. They are easy to access and large enough to accommodate a spare tube and banana. The right-hand one has a media port for threading your earphones through, but there's no collar loop like on the Bandit.

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Club Ride Tweet Womens Jersey SS - pocket.jpg

A nod to road safety is the reflective CR logo on the front left hip and the reflective Ride Daily tag on the left pocket – it being American designed.

Verdict

Stylish summer riding top that performs well and stands out from the crowd

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road.cc test report

Make and model: Club Ride Tweet Womens Jersey SS

Size tested: Small

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?

Women who want attractive performance cycle wear in a casual style.

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

Sheer2Dry™ - Lightweight, breathable, wicking, quick-drying 160g/m2 fabric

UV Protection – UPF 20

Rear stash pockets with media port

RideLight™ Reflective accents

Sport fit

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
8/10
Rate the product for fit:
 
8/10
Rate the product for sizing:
 
5/10

It tends to come up big, so go a size down from the size chart.

Rate the product for weight:
 
8/10
Rate the product for comfort:
 
9/10
Rate the product for value:
 
8/10

How easy is the product to care for? How did it respond to being washed?

Machine wash 30, easy.

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

Very well – nice and comfortable.

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

The design and appearance.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

Nothing.

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes

Would you consider buying the product? Yes

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes

Use this box to explain your score

A very good jersey with some distinctive details at a very good price.

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 43  Height: 170cm  Weight: 60kg

I usually ride: Marin Point Reyes 29er  My best bike is: Giant Anthem X1

I've been riding for: 10-20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, club rides, mountain biking, audax

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