Making an enduro/downhill jersey that stands out from the crowd is an increasingly difficult trick. But that’s all part of the reason we like Morvélo’s Factory so much.
Like a lot of the Brighton, UK-based clobber concern’s garments, it’s technically up to date yet still pays due homage to some old-school roots.
Most importantly, the fit is extremely good. The sleeves and chest are a good length and snug as opposed to tight. The DriClim polyester fabric wicks sweat well and is as at home in an uplift bus as it is cranking up to the start of stage five.
We especially appreciated the large zip pocket hidden discreetly at the rear – it’s easy to access and big enough to stash van keys (clipped to the in-built carabiner) and an energy bar in should you dare to venture out sans pack. Reflective detailing and pack-gripping shoulder abrasion guards round out an impressive performance.