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Tempest Jersey

Review: Tempest Jersey

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We Liked

So one of the toughest times to dress for is that transition weather. You know when its might get warm but its threatening to get wet and cold. Or its not cold enough to race in full winter gear and it might rain as well? Well there have been a few companies that have come out with some cool stuff. Most notable is Castelli with their Gaba stuff. Now, enter Bioracer with a new fabric. This stuff is highly water resistant but the inside is a heavy brushed stretchy fleece.

  • Warm
  • Cozy
  • Highly water resistant
  • Breathable
  • Wind proof
  • Long short sleeves
  • Custom option for teams

We Didn't Like

There are a couple of things that we didn't like about this jersey. The first one is that the Tempest jersey has no reflectivity on it. second is that there is only 2 options black or custom. Now, don't get me wrong I like both of these options but i think that some other colors would be a good thing. A bright blue, yellow, red and Orange would be a good addition to the collection.

The Final Say

It seams that Bioracer has found another niche for clothing. The jersey is form fitting and so make sure that you are at racing weight when you get one. We found the jersey very useful in several different situations and using them with Tempest arm warmers is probably the ideal situation. We didn't have any Tempest arm warmers. We just used regular arm warmers and they were a great layer to have to take off when you needed it. So when you get this jersey make sure that you get the arm warmers too. Another really nice feature about this material is the water repellant is not a after thought in the construction of the garment. Its actually part of the fabric that the jersey is made out of. That means it will never wear out. And wash after wash we found that the jersey performed the same as if it were new. This is something that you don't see very often in rain gear.The Tempest jersey is warm & highly water resistant and with these properties this piece is probably gong to be the new big thing to have in your cyclocross bag.

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