Short-sleeve jersey season has ended for most of us, but the Velocis has been a staple of my high-vis routine for the better part of this year. Kudos to Bontrager for delivering the most complete high-vis kits and lights on the market with the Velocis Halo providing both daytime visibility and nighttime reflectivity.

Bontrager Velocis Halo Jersey Features:

  • Profila Dry fabric featuring Pixel reflective technology for ultimate awareness
  • 37.5 active particle technology is faster drying, longer lasting and better for you
  • Full zip for ventilation on long climbs or warm days
  • Three open back pockets and one rear zippered sweat-proof pocket for electronics
  • Drop tail design for cycling-specific fit
  • Powerband gripper at bottom hem for a precise on bike fit
  • Fitted cut provides streamlined body fit for enhanced performance
  • MSRP: $199
Bontrager Velocis Halo Jersey

High-vis and high-tech combine for the best of both worlds.

Hello, Halo

Bontrager has been actively promoting their lights and high-vis kits for several years now. Without question, their head and tail lights (Flare R and Ion) are keeping cyclists more visible day and night. The Velocis Halo kit adds icing on the visibility cake with bright, block designs and nighttime reflectivity.

When I head out on a ride, my first thought is temperature and weather, but a close second is visibility. It’s a sad reality, but we need do do everything in our power to be seen as a hefty part of riding defensively on the roads. And, while I have a ton of jerseys at my disposal, the Velocis Halo was one of my top choices simply because it’s so darn visible.

Bontrager Velocis Halo Jersey Review

High-altitude visibility with the Velocis Halo.

Fit is stated to be “fitted”, but I really should have sized down. I’m 5’11” and 170 lbs and the Large isn’t as form-fitting as I’d like. And, during high-speed descents, it flaps around a little in the shoulders and back. It’s not terrible, but if I had the choice, I’d size down.

Bontrager Velocis Halo Jersey Review

From far off, the Velocis Halo is as visible as possible.

The rear jersey pockets are average-sized and easily-accessed in the saddle. The Velocis gets bonus points for a water-resistant phone pocket and a headphone loop (if you’re into that). With a wide waistband, it stays put well, however, the frontside tends to curve upwards like it’s happy to see me. Again, I think a Medium would cure things.

Bontrager Velocis Halo Jersey Review

The front hem seems to turn upwards as if it’s happy to see me.

Again, after a good 8 months of use, I’m not seeing any signs of wear and the fabric is not pilling anywhere. The front zipper is easily-pulled up/down with a single hand. I will add that the sleeves are a little tight, so anyone with legitimate biceps may find the fit restricting.

The Good

  • Day/night visibility
  • Quality materials have withstood a full season of abuse
  • Classic pockets are easily-reached
  • Water-resistant media pocket is nice

The Bad

  • Size down if you want a race fit
  • Front hem tends to curve upwards

The Bottom Line: Bontrager Velocis Halo Jersey

When visibility is your coal, the Velocis Halo should be your choice. Bright colors deliver daytime visibility and reflective material deliver nighttime reflectivity. Size down for a proper race fit.

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A native of the Pacific Northwest, Jason quickly developed a love for the outdoors and a thing for mountains. That infatuation continues as he founded this site in 1999 -- sharing his love of road biking, mountain biking, trail running and skiing. That passion is channeled into every article or gear review he writes. Utah's Wasatch Mountains are his playground.

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