How to match your jersey to the ride conditions
If you think all clothing is protecting you against the sun, you are mistaken, especially when we are talking about thin, breathable cycling jerseys. However, Isadore jerseys are all treated with a special SPF coating to make sure the sun isn’t scorching your back. This has the added benefit of keeping your tan lines sharp as well. Protecting your skin from over-exposure to the sun reduces overall body fatigue on a long day.
Hopefully you’re having a nice hot summer with long days that can translate into long rides. Choosing the right jersey often starts with asking yourself how hard you plan on riding. Are you going out to rip the legs off your riding partners? Or are you more interested in stopping at picture opps and coffee shops? There is no right way or wrong way, but there can be a right jersey for both.
It goes without saying that all our jerseys are breathable. But some materials will focus a little more on releasing heat for those very hottest days, while others are designed to work well in cooler summer conditions as well. Jersey weight is a useful way of indicating how much it will breathe. And keep in mind, all jersey pockets are designed to carry a gilet for those hot days you crest mountains or head home after dark.
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You know what to consider when planning to head out for a ride. Now you can check out our extensive collection of cycling jerseys for summer epics and adventures.
"When we first started out racing, clothing was not nearly as aero-oriented as it is today for the pros. By the time we retired, you couldn’t get a jersey zipped without sucking in your belly. With our Essentials, we wanted to get away from that level of serious aero-ness. These Merino-based jerseys are fitted, but still comfortable, even after a refueling lunch stop."
"Something else that has been a big goal from the beginning of the brand for us, is to work towards greater ecologically sustainable practices. Our Alternative Line has been a big part of that, since it offers breathable, high-performance comfort while still being made from recycled materials. These are great jerseys to race in but still comfortable enough to wear on friendly rides in the countryside. "
"They say retired greyhound racing dogs never want to run again. We’re a little different than that, since we can still get a lot of pleasure out of pushing a paceline fast with friends. That’s why there is still a big place in our collection for the Echelon Jerseys. They are perfect for hot days when you’ll be riding more in zone 3 and 4."
"I have to admit that I was a pretty slow adopter of gravel riding. But once you get off the busy roads and take the intensity down a bit, it’s so much fun. It can be a lot slower, though, so to have the Gravel Jersey with its zippered pockets and slightly more protective material means that you can be out from dawn till dusk – or even dusk till dawn – and still feel comfortable with enough places to store your essentials securely."
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