Features and technologies 

Features and technologies 

Grippers and hems – When you’re out on the bike, clothes that ride up can be an unwelcome distraction. Most cycling jerseys have silicone grippers at the hemline and on the sleeves. Performance and race-cut jerseys may also feature ‘laser cut’ sleeves which are designed to sit like a second-skin for aero advantage.  

Flatlock seams – Most cycling jerseys will have seams that lay flat to minimise chafing. 

Visibility – If you’ll be riding in low light conditions, consider brighter colours and look for reflective details. 

Front zip – A full-length zip allows you to cool down on long, hot rides. Look for jerseys with a ‘zip garage’ to prevent it irritating your neck and chin.  

Pockets – Road jerseys will typically have three rear pockets for spares and food. Some may have an extra zipped pocket to store money and valuables. Winter jerseys might have a weather-proof pocket so you can carry your phone safely. 

Wind-and-water resistance – Modern wind and water-resistant materials are generally designed to be breathable, but you may find that panels of lighter-weight fabrics are used to further aid ventilation, for example on the back or the underarms. 

SPF protection – If you’re out in sunny conditions, remember that the sun’s rays can get through your jersey. Some modern fabrics now come with built-in SPF protection.