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Bellwether Retro Jersey

I’ll probably get a lot of crap for this, but triathlon and cycling apparel has gotten so serious and technical that all the style is non-existent these days.  So this is why I’m a proponent of the Bellwether Retro Jersey.  Comfortable and stylish, it features an elastic-free arm opening, silicon elastic gripper at the hem, three slanted pockets, and a 4″ zippered pocket.   Pair this  with a Bellwether Forma Bib Short  (I found these to essentially double as a compression piece for active use), and you’re set for the road.

Fit:  Club Fit (means that the fit is a bit more relaxed, as if you’re riding with a club, get it?)
Fabric: Quadra-Tech (excellent ventilation system for moisture and heat management)

Bellwether Comfort Control System (Below info is from Bellwether)

Clothing physiology is the interaction between the layers of clothing and the body’s own micro climate. Air temperature, humidity, skin temperature, rate of perspiration, and other factors all effect clothing performance. Technical fabrics and products only work well if they allow the body to achieve equilibrium between the input and output of heat and moisture.  With the Bellwether Comfort Control System, the correct balance of breathability and moisture transfer is achieved. The properties of each fabric are chosen to support the thermoregulation of the human body to insure maximum performance and optimal comfort.  At Bellwether we understand the functional design of our products. Using our Comfort Control System as a guide, we can ensure that each item is designed to excel for its intended purpose.

Quadra Tech

Unique box like construction increases the outer surface area of the fabric which improves transfer of perspiration away from the skin for speedy evaporation, while small channels promote ventilation for proper temperature modulation.

Bellwether Aires Cycling Jersey

It’s all about the fit, the fit, the fit.  The Bellwether Aires Bike Jersey is currently one of my favorite cycling jerseys I have.

It features three slanted pockets on the back, and an extra zippered pocket in the center for the extra “can’t lose” valuables, like cash or cards for buying coffee or a sandwich post ride (a favorite activity of mine).

Features:

  • Multi-fabric with mesh inserts
  • Bottleneck collar and ergonomic sleeves
  • Elastic-free arm opening
  • Flat-seam construction
  • Silicon elastic gripper at the hem
  • Three slanted pockets and 4” zippered pocket

Fit:  Competition Fit
Fabric: X-Forma/X-Factor

Bellwether Comfort Control System

Clothing physiology is the interaction between the layers of clothing and the body’s own micro climate. Air temperature, humidity, skin temperature, rate of perspiration, and other factors all effect clothing performance. Technical fabrics and products only work well if they allow the body to achieve equilibrium between the input and output of heat and moisture.  With the Bellwether Comfort Control System, the correct balance of breathability and moisture transfer is achieved. The properties of each fabric are chosen to support the thermoregulation of the human body to insure maximum performance and optimal comfort.  At Bellwether we understand the functional design of our products. Using our Comfort Control System as a guide, we can ensure that each item is designed to excel for its intended purpose.

Xforma

The most advanced and technical fabric in our arsenal. X-Forma uses a lower denier (high filament) yarn on the outside to draw moisture through from the higher denier (low filament) yarn on the inside. In addition the inside yarn transports water through its capillary action. This dual combination multiplies the moisture management performance keeping you comfortable and dry.

Xfactor

The most technical mesh fabric we use has Mircopoly yarns which spread water droplets over a larger surface area to allow for quick evaporation, while open knit design maintains significant airflow also accelerating the drying process.

Interested in this jersey and other Bellwether products?  Check out the Bellwether product page for more bike apparel.