Jersey Technical Information

Our Jerseys are designed for riders who want a versatile top that can go the distance. We adhered to the strict design philosophy of focusing on function and utility.

This article will cover the following technical elements that make our Jerseys an excllent choice for your daily riding needs :

 

  1. Fabric
  2. Oversized Resin Zipper
  3. Storage
  4. Flatlock Stitching
  5. Gripper

 

Fabrics : Lightweight Performance Mesh & Lycra

Lilac Cycling Jersey fabrics

 

Our cycling jerseys primarily use a 135gsm lightweight polester fabric that’s weaved into a semi-mesh structure. This means that the fabric retains the structure and body of traditional non-mesh fabric, with the superior wicking and heat dissipation properties of a full open-mesh fabric (commonly used to construct baselayers).

We chose this fabric for its versatility.

The semi-mesh structure allows it to be ridden in hot & humid climates, with or without a baselayer underneath.

For the cooler climates, the fabric pairs really well with arm-warmers, merino baselayer and a gilet or jacket (for early morning chilly starts). Pull off your layers as the temperature rises into the afternoon, and you’ll easily avoid overheating.

To make our Jerseys lighter and also stretch better, we’ve used a lightweight lycra fabric for the tapered collar, side panels & sleeves.

 

Oversized Resin Zipper

oversized resin zipper for jerseys

 

Don’t we all hate zippers that end up jamming and breaking?

The lightweight cycling jersey is built around an Oversized Resin Zipper. Commonly used on heavy-duty jackets & bags, we chose to bring this to our debut cycling jersey.

The zipper’s teeth are made of an injection-moulded resin polymer and each teeth is 2-3 times larger than your average cycling jersey zipper’s teeth. This results in a zipper that will not corrode or jam no matter what you throw at it.

We’ve field tested this on and off-road, put it through multiple wash-cycles, left it out for weeks in salt water. Rest assured, unlike most garments, this is one zipper that will outlast the cycling jersey itself.

Oh, and it does come with the following features :

  1. Smooth function  easily zip and un-zip with just 1 hand, thanks to the large, resin teeth.
  2. Auto-Lock function  zip up to where you like it and leave it be. The teeth’s shape ensures that it remain locked in position & will not spontaneously unzip.

 

Storage

Military Green Jersey rear pockets

Each lightweight cycling jersey comes with 3 wide pockets that allows you to easily carry :

  1. Extra water-bottles
  2. Pump & Spare-tubes
  3. Fuel
  4. Rolled-up Jacket / Gilet

We’ve kept the height of the pockets below 20cm to allow easy access to your essentials. We’ve designed the cycling jersey’s rear panel in a way that allows each pocket to be stretched generously wide, without sagging or flapping when not filled.

This means you get 3 rear pockets that

  1. Remain flat & stylish when not filled.
  2. Easily accessible.
  3. Generous enough to be stuffed with whatever you desire.

 

Flatlock Stitching

flatlock stitching on RedWhite Apparel jerseys

 

Just like our Long-Distance bibshorts, The cycling jersey’s main panels are securely stitched together using a 4-thread flatlock stitch that remains flat and unnoticeably-comfortable on your skin.

We’ve also colour-matched the threads used for every cycling jersey design’s stitching.

 

Gripper

Gripper on RedWhite Apparel Lilac race jersey

Each lightweight cycling jersey is finished with a strip of soft silicone that ensures it remains in place on your ride.