Kona Strada LS wool jersey [WG] review

The Strada shirt follows in the trend of Rapha's Fixed jersey and Nike's Tete de Course jersey in that it's a quality technical piece of cycling kit that's easily stylish enough off the bike.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£100.00 RRP
Kona Strada

Our review

The Strada is a quality cycling garment that's easily stylish enough to wear off the bike. However, style doesn't come cheaply.
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The Strada shirt follows in the trend of Rapha’s Fixed jersey and Nike’s Tete de Course jersey in that it’s a quality technical piece of cycling kit that’s easily stylish enough off the bike.

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Made from 100 per cent Merino wool (with all the fast wicking and temperature control benefits that come with it) there’s a Strada name embroided on the front and a Kona logo at the bottom of the rear quarter. The back also features a zipped pocket, whilst the front a short zip. The high ribbed neckline in a complementing black is most welcome on cooler days with the zip aiding cooling when things warm up.

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Fit is on the relaxed side of things which again is a bonus for wearing off the bike whilst not too baggy to be a hindrance on it. Another great feature is the deep arm cuffs which do a great job in stopping the arms riding up when worn under a rain jacket and are stretchy enough to be pulled over the cuffs of your gloves. In all the Strada is superb, well put together and in a cut that’s well designed and practical. My only complaint with this jersey is the price – at £100 it’s £15 more expensive than Rapha’s Fixed and £10 more than Nike’s offering. Personally I prefer the styling of the Strada and at a more competitive price this would be highly recommended – as it stands it’s a little on the expensive side, but shop around as some of the internet’s bigger shops are offering this at a more competitive price.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Strada LS Wool Jersey
Brand Kona

Additional Zipped Pocket No
Anti-Microbial No
Breathable Yes
Loose Fit Yes
Mesh Inserts No
Reflective Piping/Accents No
Clothing Material Merino Wool
Clothing Sizes Available L M S XL XXL
Available Colours Black Navy
Available In (Mens/Womens) Mens Womens
Care Instructions Machine-Washable
Sleeve Type Long-sleeved
Layer Type Mid