Review: Sugoi RSX jersey
SUGOI RSX jersey
The RSX is slap-bang in the middle of Sugoi's nine jersey line-up, which ranges from £35 to £100. It has a close fit on the body, but stretch and engineered panels ensure it doesn't feel restrictive and you have a full range of movement.
The lightweight fabric is also excellent at wicking perspiration away from the skin, allowing you to stay cool when you're heavily exerting yourself, thrashing up hills and the like. Mesh panels aid the airflow and the front zipper can also be called into action when extra venting's required.
An additional bonus is the design of the sleeve cuffs which don't constrict or ride up uncomfortably when you're in the riding position. Likewise the long body doesn't 'ruck up' and is held in place with an elasticated gripper. The rear pockets are big enough for a rolled-up windproof, mini-pump and wallet, though, as with most jerseys, they will sag if overloaded. We prefer to keep spare tubes, tools, tyres levers and cash in a saddlepack and keep the back pockets as free as possible.
Tested on some medium to long rides as the summer weather eventually arrived, we've found the RSX one of the more comfortable jerseys we've worn. It dries quickly and has kept its shape after half-a-dozen machine washes. The figure-hugging cut won't be to everyone's taste, but it's a good option for sportives or balmy weekenders rather than forays across town.
Sizes XS-XXXL, in white, blue or black.
Review: John Kitchiner