When bridging the gap from late fall through to early spring this jersey is perfection. Its going to keep you warm alone, with a base or with cape depending on conditions. Temps from 38F to 58F are this jerseys bread and butter. Great cuffs and collar, good zip and outstanding pockets. This should be a staple for any serious rider who shuns garage riding.
Good for road biking between mid 60's and mid 50's. Great color for high visibility. I'm 5'-9 and 170 average build. Medium was too small, returned for large and it is a bit big but works fine.
In comparison with an older PI thermal top, the material in this one is much lighter. The material has a smooth exterior finish similar to a t-shirt and a light fleece type inner surface which is comfortable against the skin. My older top fits well in a size medium. This jersey is a large and fits tighter. The sleeves are quite long and have a three piece construction which results in a seam around the elbow. There is a wide cuff at the end of the sleeve with an reflective accent on the seam. The sleeve doesn't have the feelflow of a single piece. The back of the jersey features 3 deep pockets well suited to carrying your stuff and the zippered pocket on the center pocket presents well and is a good place for cash or credit card. There is a black reflective accent along the bottom of the pockets. The back hem has a tacky inner surface to keep it from riding up. The front zipper and the back pocket zipper are fairly heavy duty black YKK zippers for material this light. I have the hi-viz colored jersey so the black accents and zippers stand in contrast to the jacket material.