Made from 100 percent merino wool, Bspoke’s Kensington is fairly comfortable but lacks the fitted cut and styling of other cycling jerseys.
The raglan sleeves allow unrestricted movement but are on the short side, while the polo shirt style fold-over collar adds versatility, meaning you can wear the jersey both on and off the bike. The drop rear extends coverage when you are seated and doesn’t ride up.
Merino wool is an ideal material for cycling tops because it is soft, insulating, breathable, wicks moisture and doesn’t smell as badly after use as synthetic tops.
However, the Kensington’s long sleeves and black colourway make it too hot for summer use. If worn in the winter months, it could do with additional reflective materials – all it has is a small reflective logo.