After many different prototypes and much deliberation, Singletrack has finally come out with a new, premium cycling jersey.
We’ve teamed up with Schutt VR, British makers of fine jerseys, just over the hill (well, a few hills) from Singletrack’s Yorkshire offices to make our first long sleeve jersey for a good number of years. We wanted a smart, wool jersey that was a little different to those offered by other companies. It’s made of Drywool, which is merino that’s then been faced with a synthetic on the outside. This gives you the comfort, wicking and niff-free performance of merino on the inside, while allowing the fabric to dry quickly.
The jersey features long sleeves and unique snap closure around the neck – nicer than a zip we reckon, and in keeping with the retro cream stripe across the chest. We’ve used fuzzy-felt style flock letters, spelling out your favourite magazine’s name. There’s also an embroidered, matching ‘ST’ ligature on the right sleeve and again on the rear pocket. There are three rear pockets, the middle one kept shut with Velcro, backed by a leather tab.
Inside, apart from the front cream panel, the jersey is kept free from annoying seams, allowing the merino layer to do its work of keeping you cool (or warm if needed). The rear hem of the jersey features rubbery bobbles(tm) to keep it from riding up. Apart from that, the jersey is keep pretty loose and comfortable. Sizing is to fit the everyday rider – so slim enough not to flap, but nowhere near skin-tight. As mentioned, the jerseys are made in the UK by little old ladies, in the hills near the Singletrack offices.
Sizes are: Medium, Large, XL – (they’re sized non-skinny, so you should be able to wear your regular size and not have to go up one like most road jerseys)
Price is: £94.99 (Singletrack Premier Users obviously get a discount, to them they’re £84.99)
And they’re in stock and in the shop now. They’re in limited numbers, so don’t delay if you like the look of them.