100% Ridecamp jersey
100% is renowned for garish, loud and bold styling, initially made popular by its eyewear and later gloves and protection ranges, but its Ridecamp jersey has a much more subtle design.
Now making a host of kit ranging from technical tops and carbon helmets through to more causal kit, the Ridecamp falls into the technical side of things, and is designed with trail and light enduro duties in mind.
Made from a polyester mesh fabric, 100% claims it’s given the material “moisture management properties” to help with sweat wicking and drying once the jersey is wet.
The subtle graphics are screen printed onto the jersey and its droptail design should help keep the base of your back protected when you’re in the riding position.
It has an integrated goggle and glasses wipe on the inside of the bottom left-hand hem.
100% Ridecamp jersey performance
Unsurprisingly the jersey feels very light and airy to wear thanks to its entire mesh-like construction. And despite the dark colour, I found that this was one of the coolest jerseys to wear on hot, sunny days even when exposed to direct sunlight.
It coped well with sweat build up, with a constant flow of air across my skin drying out excess moisture. Once it was fully saturated, because of the mesh, it remained lighter than higher TPI (threads per inch) jerseys.
It has a fairly tight fit, best suited to trail riding or light enduro, and in my size medium there was no space underneath for a back protector or body armour. If you like to wear protection under your top, consider sizing up.
Although the sleeves were quite short, I didn’t have any problems with them rucking up and climbing my arms over bumps. It’s available in a long-sleeve version, too. The jersey did require some infrequent readjustments to reset its position after particularly rowdy descents, though.
Its simple and very clean design should appeal to plenty of people, but despite the goggle wipe — which I appreciated — it lacks features.
100% Ridecamp jersey bottom line
A simple, no-frills garment that’s exceptionally comfortable and cool to wear on hotter days and is best-suited to trail or light enduro riding.