Novara Arosa Bike Jersey - Men'sis rated4.1667out of5by6.
Rated4out of5byBikin' in the 'BurghfromKeep Riding when the Weather Turns ColdI bought this jersey in the bright yellow color in November when it was on sale. So far, I've worn it in weather from the 20's to the mid 40's F. Layered with a cold weather base layer (I use an Under Armour compression coldgear jersey) and a wind-proof jacket and good gloves, I have remained very comfortable and sometimes even start to unzip layers to moderate my warmth.
I like the thumb-hole sleeve design as it keeps the sleeves in place while putting on and wearing gloves with gauntlets. The full-length flap on the inside of the zipper does a very good job of keeping the cold from infiltrating the jersey.
As another reviewer wrote, the back of the jersey is black - this could be a visibility issue if this jersey is your top layer (so far it has never been the top layer on my rides). That's the only reason I knocked off one star in my review.
Date published: 2014-02-02
Rated5out of5byJeremy on a bikefromComfortable and great for cooler daysComfortable and a great fit. I wear it with a very thin base layer or a something slightly thicker for colder weather. Pockets are good and the zipped pocket is handy for cash/cards.
Don't really need the thumbholes and considered removing them because thought they might interfere with my gloves but it wasn't an issue in the end.
Date published: 2013-11-23
Rated5out of5byKirkwood bee ManfromGreat ProtectionTwo days after I bought this I crashed my bike! I am in no doubt that the sleeves helped save my arms and elbows from being torn up badly. Yes I went straight out and bought another!
Date published: 2013-11-07
Rated4out of5byavandelayfromGood Bike Jesey better Bike jacketI was looking for a long sleeve jersey to wear through fall and into winter as a base layer. The sizing on this jersey is too tight in medium size and too big as a large size to be worn stand alone. I bought it anyway to wear as a top layer and put on an Under-Armour shirt first and then this jersey. I couldn't be happier. So far I have not needed a jacket on my ride going into the low 40's. The material is soft and would make a nice only layer but the fit is a bit loose. The pockets are really nice. I can carry everything I need for a whole days ride in them. I especially like the zipper pocket to keep my phone/cash in.
Date published: 2013-10-31
Rated4out of5byWilliam HfromNice JerseyGreat for my use as a recreational user
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated3out of5byAlex DerrfromWhy the "pavement gray" back?This is a warm jersey that works well on my winter commute. It's super comfortable, and the thumb loops are nifty. My only issue with it is the camouflage coloring. The back blends in with pavement. This is not a big deal when worn under a reflective jacket, but by itself, on gray winter days, it's not as visible as I would like.
Date published: 2012-11-17
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