Shutt VR Women's Continental jersey

 

On first look we really liked the Shutt Velo Rapide Continental jersey. The colours were simple but smart, and different from the sometimes bold and garish cycling jerseys. The Shutt Velo Rapide logo is stitched above the left breast and the lovely characteristic Shutt RC rainbow stripe is embroidered on the smaller back pocket. The larger of the two pockets allows easy access and useful storage, whilst the smaller has a secure Velcro fastening, ideal for phones and keys. There's also a small reflective strip on the back and soft grip across the rear hem. The collar is classic in styling and the zip, quite short and reserved.

 

Shutt VR Continental jersey

 

 

The jersey feels different to most other jerseys due to Sportwool fabric and the result feels less like a 'lycra jersey' but yet pleasantly stretchy. The Shutt VR website explains the jersey as having a 'flattering Italian cut' which we liked in terms of styling, but found the arm holes slightly tight at the front. The fit was good in a standing position but bent forward, whilst riding, we found the fit to be a little tight across the biceps. A size up would have been the obvious choice, but everywhere else the jersey fitted perfectly; we wish we could admit to having big guns for arm muscles, but sadly not! The smaller of our testers found the fit more conducive, so try a couple of sizes before buying especially if you're curvy.

 

 

We found the fabric really comfortable next to the skin and efficient in wicking away moisture, not too hot in warm conditions and warm enough during early morning rides, when the air was a bit fresh. We also used it for some interval sessions at the track, where it again performed well, even during more vigorous efforts. How lovely not to be wearing a stinky jersey after a hard session - top marks for the Sportwool fabric, we are big fans. After a couple of months of wearing it once to twice a week, we have noticed that the fabric has 'bobbled' slightly, perhaps a little sooner than we had expected.

 

 

Price: £59

Sizes: 8-10, 10-12, 12-14

Colours: White/Red, White/Soft Blue, White/Mid Blue

Website: www.shuttvr.com

 

 

Performance: 7/10

Value: 6/10

Nice fabric and lovely styling for those who love a classic look

 

 

Tested by Cassie Gledhill & Bex Hopkins

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