The Windfoil fleece front of the Popsicle jersey deﬁnitely works – we know because the bits of our tummy either side of it were distinctly chilled on our morning commute.
The sleeves aren’t windproof either, which you think you’d like them to be… initially… though once we’d warmed up we were glad they let in a bit of coolness.
The jersey is 62 percent merino (Heatwave), 38 percent polyester, and is comfortable next to the skin. The half-length zip is very welcome and means you can get a good balance of windprooﬁng and venting for days that start cold and then warm up.
Initially, the non-ﬂat-stitched seams on the rear irritated, but once riding we ceased to notice them. Two generous zipped rear pockets provide space for keys and cards, and thumb loops keep the sleeves in place.