No exaggeration, this top is perhaps my all-time favourite addition to my wardrobe. The Le Col short sleeve jersey fits and feels like a dream.

cycle uphill

The fit is snug and as a UK 10/12 I opted for the XL – mostly because I am quite tall and wanted the extra length. Little details demonstrate quality such as the full length zip with a zip guard at the top for comfort. I am also a fan of the roomy 3 pockets on the back. I can easily fit my bananas, gels and phone with room to spare. 

behind

I have been out cycling in the summer sun up and down Cornish hills – getting a bit sweaty! But the jersey’s material is breathable and quick to dry.

upright

The design of the orange armbands is perhaps my favourite. The grid design and reflective band is unique and the sleeves provide a flattering fit. They don’t dig into my arms or cause any discomfort when riding.

And, of course, I am proud to have the Bike Chain Ricci logo stitched on the front. Now that I am out riding with my matching Le Col shorts, I feel like a real cyclist. I’m sure I’m not imagining it but I get far more nods of approval from passing cyclists now I am head to toe in Le Col. 

front shot