Flare Roost Downhill Jersey
From the range of new women’s MTB wear, I was lucky enough to take the stunning purple Roost downhill kit around the trails of Llandegla in North Wales.
The long sleeve jersey is constructed from a Coolmax polyester, providing a soft feel and texture to the fabric which assisted with temperature and moisture control. The subtle texture of the fabric helps with those annoying snags and abrasions easily suffered in mountain biking.
The Roost downhill jersey is everything I would expect from Flare clothing. High quality fabric, stitching and an awesome eye-catching design.
The fabric is soft against the skin, and the fit was spot on for being feminine, but loose. It has the perfect versatility for layering up on cool day rides, or wearing alone on hot days.
A hot day on the Llandegla trails were the test conditions and I felt very comfortable in the Roost jersey as it provided ample breathability and great coverage from the baking sun.
For me, the only issue I had with the jersey was the sleeve cuff which isn’t elasticised. When I’m too warm, I naturally hike up my sleeves, and with these jersey I couldn’t. The restriction also made it difficult for me to find my watch, and pull down over my gloves for wind protection.
Sizes: X.Small – X.Large
Available here for £40