The best mountain bike jerseys - All kinds of jerseys tried and tested
With so many on the market, all designed to fill a slightly different role, it can be tough to find the perfect jersey for you. Thankfully, our dedicated team of testers here at off-road.cc do all of the hard work so you don't have to. Without further ado, here are the men's jerseys we've tested that have scored four stars or more.
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Best men's cycling jerseys
- Hackney GT Long Sleeve
- Altura Esker Trail Men's Long Sleeve
- Madison Zenith Men's Long Sleeve Thermal
- PNW Ozone
- Five Ten Bike TrailX T-shirt
- Gore Explore Shirt
- Endura MT500 Amino L/S
- 100% R-Core X
- 7Mesh Desperado Merino
Hackney GT Long Sleeve
Hackney GT has taken the long sleeve jersey and splashed it with some outlandish, bold designs for a range of well-made, funky-looking tops (this one's Royal Camo, but there are six others). They prove top quality and seriously tough jerseys which really stand out from the crowd.
Altura Esker Trail Men's Long Sleeve
The Esker Trail men’s jersey comes as part of Altura’s new off-road-specific autumn/winter collection. It does a great job of offering a little extra warmth and weather protection on those nastier days, at a very reasonable price, but the white colour for a winter garment is definitely questionable.
Madison Zenith Men's Long Sleeve Thermal
Madison’s Zenith Thermal Jersey is a top designed to keep its wearer warmer as the temperatures drop. While it does exactly what it’s meant to, it’s also pretty comfortable, and I’m a big fan of its look. However, the fabric can hold moisture, and it begins to look tatty pretty quickly.
Another new addition to PNW’s lineup is the Ozone Trail Jersey. It’s a no-frills wool and polyester blend t-shirt that’s soft and mega comfy. It provides a bit of warmth on those questionably cool days and I’m a fan of its low-key styling. However, it doesn’t deal with sweat particularly well.
Five Ten Bike TrailX T-shirt
The Bike TrailX T-shirt from Five Ten is another garment that uses the brand’s eco-friendly Primeblue tech. The technical t-shirt comes with a more casual cut making it ideal for trips to the pub and long days shredding, but the over-complicated shoulder panels can rise while on the bike.
Gore Explore Shirt
The Gore Explore shirt is a relaxed fit riding top that uses a mix of merino and polyester. Its relaxed fit and modern, subtle style makes it a great choice for multi-days or just if you don't like road style tops. It's lightweight and packable, works well with a base layer or on its own - perfect for gravel or bike packing trips, but there is no getting around the price.
Endura MT500 Amino L/S
The Endura MT500 Animo L/S Tee jersey is one of the brand's recently released garments to get a new psychedelic makeover. While its out-there design may split opinion, the jersey itself is a down-to-earth top that'll please any downhill or trail rider with its great cut, features and fabric. However, people with bigger forearms may find the fit a little tight.
100% R-Core X
The 100% R-Core X Jersey is a neatly-fitting long sleeve jersey best suited to warm weather. It’s cool, comfortable and it’s really clear how far the brand has gone to save weight. The colour scheme won't be for everyone, though, and the cuffs can rise.
7Mesh Desperado Merino
This casual looking short sleeve top from 7Mesh is perfect for multi-day riding and adventures as its simple cut, merino/polyester blend fabric and breathability makes it versatile both for riding and post-ride use.