We’re excited about our new jerseys. For almost two years, we’ve been looking for the perfect jersey. We didn’t just want to get some print-on-demand jerseys, but we wanted a jersey that offers the best performance and quality, as well as responsible manufacture.
The Rene Herse x Velocio Ultralight jersey is a collaboration between our two companies. The jersey really lives up to its name: At 111 g (Men’s Medium), it’s probably the lightest jersey out there. And light weight isn’t its only remarkable feature.
The material is ultra-soft and stretchy for excellent mobility. Much of it is recycled from plastic bottles that are washed onto the shore of the Mediterranean Sea. (Not a joke – the jersey is certified by Seaqual.org.) Despite its light weight and excellent breathability, the jersey has an SPF 30 rating for sun protection. The zipper has a ‘zipper garage’ so there’s no need to keep it slightly unzipped to avoid irritating your neck.
The new jerseys are made in Italy. The sizing is close-fitting for comfort and performance during epic rides. Size-specific patterning means they provide an excellent fit on a broader range of body types than you get with classic racer jerseys. In the photos, Natsuko is wearing a women’s XS and mine is a Men’s M.
There are three rear pockets for food, a small jacket, cell phone, etc. A stability panel behind the pockets prevents sagging, so you could even carry three water bottles from your team car to your teammates in a race. Although if you race, you’ll have to wear your sponsor’s jersey, and it’ll have logos all over. Since we aren’t paying you to wear our jersey, we’ve kept the logos understated, with just one on the front and one on the rear, in dark blue on navy. Our signature map pattern covers the rear pockets. The small logos and trim pieces are reflective.
The new jersey is a ‘summer-weight’ jersey that will be comfortable on the hottest days. It’s also great as a technical underlayer for days when it’s cooler. We’ve got both Women’s and Men’s sizes in stock now. Quantities are limited. More information is here.