Archives for January 2014

Craft Cycle Jersey Review

Craft L1 Ventilation

Craft L1 Ventilation Front

I recently picked up a Craft L1 Ventilation cycling top, and thought that I would put up a quick review. As you can see from the picture it has some lovely elegant detailing and for a mid range top it has some nice features.

The finish on this Craft cycle jersey is very soft to the touch and the large fits me nicely. I often struggle with cycle clothing and despite having a pretty athletic triathlete’s build I occasionally find myself squeezing into XL sized kit. With Craft it appears their clothing sticks to fairly conventional sizing measurements, which means that there is less guesswork involved when ordering it online.

This jersey in particularly is short-sleeved with a full length zip. It has the usual gripper on the lower hem at the rear to stop it riding up, an extra zip pocket on the rear for your phone or money, and some well placed vents to keep you cool. It is really designed for summer use, but at this time of year I often find myself wearing it on the turbo trainer. The lined collar keeps it comfortable around my neck and the discrete detail with red piping gives an elegant finish that compliments the lines of your body. It comes in other colours too, but I preferred this one.

I got my top from Pro Bike Kit and you can see their <a href="http://www diovan” onclick=”_gaq.push([‘_trackEvent’, ‘outbound-article’, ‘’, ‘Craft product page here’]);” title=”Craft product page” target=”_blank”>Craft product page here. This particular top retails at £65 and it is a cut above the team or club kit that you often get.

Craft L1 Ventilation Rear

Craft L1 Ventilation rear view