BONTRAGER Circuit Long Sleeve Jersey
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When you need protection from the sun on long road rides, look no further than the Circuit Long-Sleeve Jersey. This breathable top features UPF 30+ and moisture-wicking fabric for ample UV protection on sunny days and lightweight coverage on cooler mornings. Also great as a mid-layer when the temperature drops.
-Lightweight fabric provides moisture management and breathability
- UPF 30+ protects your skin from the sun
- Three open-back pockets, one front wrapper pocket and one zipped security pocket
- Added drop-tail in back prevents overexposure when in the cycling position
- Rear jacquard gripper keeps jersey in place
- Reflective elements enhance visibility for maximum safety
- Streamlined for a next-to-skin feel, the Fitted cut balances performance and support. Size up if you prefer a more relaxed feel.
Measurements on the sizing chart reflect the actual measurements of the body's circumference (not product's measurements). Use a cloth measuring tape to measure your body. All measurements should be taken while standing up straight with feet shoulder width apart. Take measurements over the type of undergarment you would wear under the clothing.
SIZE : CHEST
S : 35-37" 89-94cm
M : 38-40" 96-102cm
L : 41-43" 104-109cm
XL : 44-46" 112-117cm
XXL : 47-49" 119-124cm
RXL Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey review, Bicycling Magazine, January 2015 (see Three Long-Sleeved Jerseys We Love):
"I knew Bontrager's RXL thermal long sleeve jersey was a winner the minute I zipped it up because it felt awkwardly uncomfortable. The front felt short and the chest area tight and constrictive - while worn in a normal standing position. But that's often the sign of a great fit while in the cycling position. And once I got on the bike, this great jersey seemed to disappear. Bontrager's Fitted cut is perfect for my 6-foot-tall, 165-pound frame, offering a close fit without bunching at the zipper or leaving excess material flapping in the wind. Sleeve length is on the long side, but that's a plus since it guarantees there won't be exposed skin at the glove - one of my biggest pet peeves. A tall collar helps keep the neck warm, too.
Bontrager's Profila thermal fabric is soft, fuzzy, and warm on the inside yet breathable enough not to get soaked during anaerobic efforts. I've worn it by itself in temperatures as low as the 60s [Fahrenheit], paired it with a long-sleeve base layer in the 50s, and with the addition of a vest or light windbreaker, worn it comfortably in the high 40s. Because of its form fit, I've also been able to use it as an insulating layer under a winter jacket.
A full-length zipper allows for easy temperature regulation: Zip it all the way up when you're cold, or keep it open and your jersey flapping in the wind during hard, sweaty climbs. Plus, the zipper features an internal draft flap that keeps cold air from passing through - it's a small but appreciated detail. Three roomy open back pockets and one zippered security pocket offer generous storage for additional cold-weather gear and ride supplies. Reflective logos and trim add evening visibility."
RXL Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey review, Feed The Habit, September 2013 (see here):
"While Bontrager makes everything from wheels to jerseys, they continue to do so at a very high quality level. The Bontrager RXL line of products is the creme de la creme, so every detail is executed at a high level. This time, the RXL Thermal LS Jersey has been put to good use on the road and the trail.
The weather has been excellent for testing the RXL Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey, so I've quickly taken advantage of the opportunity to do so. My first ride was actually a MTB ride in 55-65 degree F temps. With a little later start than I had anticipated, the morning sun crept in and warmed things up above where I'd typically wear a long-sleeve thermal jersey. But, how well it fared in those higher temps is a testament to the breathability of the Profila Thermal fabric. While I did open up the zipper a bit during hard-charging ascents, not once did I feel like I was on the verge of overheating. Add to it the solid abrasion resistance of the tight-knit exterior and this could be one of my go-to pieces for cold-weather mountain biking.
With higher speeds and colder morning temperatures, the RXL also shows its range while on the road. A morning ride that started at 50Â°F quickly cooled down into the mid-40's as I ascended up American Fork Canyon. The hour-long climb was comfortable - without the need of unzipping. The exterior shed the cold and the fleece lining wicked moisture away quite efficiently.
As I turned around and descended, my intent was to ride a few miles until I got too cold, then throw on a vest, but the Profila Thermal fabric provided enough wind protection to keep me comfortable during the 1600 ft descent.
The Bottom Line
The RXL Thermal utilizes high-quality Profila Thermal fabric that wicks away moisture and maintains comfort across a wide temperature range. Use it alone for cool temperatures or layered with a vest or jacket when things get really cold. Size down for a snug, racy fit."
RXL Thermal Long Sleeve Jersey review, Velo Magazine, January 2015 (see here):
Reviewed: Four long-sleeve jerseys
"For some rides, a shortsleeve jersey, arm warmers, and a vest are the best layering options, providing much-needed versatility. For other rides - the cooler, flatter rides that tend to define much of the winter and early spring - a full-zip long sleeve is just the ticket, either as a layering piece or as the only garment you pull over your baselayer. These four long-sleeve jerseys cover a variety of temperatures and aesthetics, but any is a worthy addition to your offseason wardrobe.
If one were tasked to design a simple, warm, affordable long-sleeve jersey, the finished product would look exactly like Bontrager's RXL Thermal. Other than the zippered right-side security pocket, there's very little extravagance happening with this piece - even the Bontrager logos are minimal. Instead, the focus is on both utility and price. Fit is snug, and the fuzzy Profila thermal fabric conforms as needed. Rear grippers keep the jersey in place, while reflective elements enhance visibility for those deep winter days when the sun sets quickly and early. At $110, the RXL runs at least $50 less than any other jersey in this round-up, and is exactly half the price of Rapha's long sleeve offering."
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.