Having a variety of jersey thicknesses and sleeve length is a must for year-round cycling. Velocio’s Signature Long Sleeve Jersey offers added warmth and protection in a midweight design. It’s not a thermal jersey, but the micro-brushed back adds coziness and optimizes breathability for the right conditions.
Velocio Signature Long Sleeve Jersey Features:
- Mid-weight Denier Gradient Italian milled fabric provides light thermal protection, excellent wicking and breathability.
- Micro-fleece lined sleeve cuff and collar
- Reflective logos and trim details for visibility
- Water-resistant zippered pocket ideal for valuables
- Ultra soft hand feel, stretchy for excellent mobility
- UPF50+ sun protection
- YKK Zipper with internal flap and garage
- MSRP: $189 (on sale for $132)
When something is named a “signature” piece, that should mean something. For Velocio, that’s the core product line, showcasing their versatility and overall function to serve cyclists across a wide range of conditions. A core part of that line is the Velocio Signature Long Sleeve Jersey — with its Italian-milled fabric, efficient cut and lasting looks. I began testing this jersey when the leaves started changing, used it occasionally on warmer winter rides and now into spring, so it’s seen a variety of cool and cold weather. Before digging in further, let’s talk construction and fit.
Some brands fit like their kits were made just for you. Velocio seems to have scanned my body and custom-made their jerseys and bibs. Sleeve length is excellent and the hem length is too (plus it features full silicone grippy rubber all the way around. The overall cut provides the right fit for an efficient day on the bike. With enough compression and stretch to provide muscle support while flexing with every move, the Signature Long Sleeve moves efficiently through the wind without excess materials.
Velocio is shooting straight, calling this a midweight layer. Given its thickness, you won’t want to wear it in the summer, but it’s also not ideal for extreme cold. So, with that, I’d venture to call this jersey the “shoulder-season champ” because at temperatures between 45 and 65, you’ll feel right at home. For Utah, this one is perfect for September – November and again from March – May. As you can see, I’ve paired it up with both the Velocio Thermal Bib Shorts and Bib Knickers for an excellent kit.
The height and diameter of the micro-fleece collar is just right to add warmth alone or underneath a jacket. It works in harmony with the collar on the Velocio Ultralight Jacket without feeling constricted (I’m sure they planned that). However, I have found the zipper to be challenging to find and pull on-the-fly due to the sizable zipper garage and minimalist zipper pull. Might I suggest a little longer pull for easier access?
That smooth fabric face slides easily underneath jackets and the micro-grid interior face acts as a vacuum that soaks up perspiration and allows it to evaporate in a hurry. Some jerseys are body-mapped, but Velocio has chosen to use the same fabric throughout — because it performs so well.
I’ll add that the anatomical sleeve cuffs are a great touch that provides proper coverage in the riding position. On top of that, the rear jersey pockets can be stuffed to the hilt with everything you need for a cold desert gravel ride. Each pocket is easily-reached and the zippered sleeve features a waterproof liner to keep your wallet from getting soggy.
Fit: I’m 5’11” and 175 lbs, wearing the size medium Velocio Signature Long Sleeve Jersey.
- Feels custom-fit
- Top-notch materials and craftsmanship
- Smooth face fabric slides under jackets
- Micro-grid interior fabric wicks moisture
- Good-sized pockets that hold a lot and are easily reached
- Angled cuffs for proper coverage
- Perfect collar height/diameter to add warmth
- Teeny zipper pull is hard to find
The Bottom Line: Velocio Signature Long Sleeve Jersey
With great styling and even better function, the Velocio Signature Long Sleeve Jersey is my favorite shoulder-season jersey. It fits like a custom Italian suit and the fabric performs with the best on the market. Moisture wicks away and it dries in a hurry. Nothing but good vibes on this one.
Buy Now: Available from Velocio.cc