Road Cycling Clothing

Madison Keirin Women’s long sleeve thermal jersey review

You’ve got to love a product that’s made from fabric that comes with a “lifetime guarantee”, keeps you warm, looks great, fits well and is affordable. Big Fan? Yes, that’s me.

The Keirin thermal long sleeve jersey from Madison

The Keirin long sleeve thermal jersey from Madison definitely keeps me warm, that it fit’s well and looks great, are a huge bonus in my opinion for the price tag.

In this weather, it’s often hard to regulate body temperature, however, as this Madison jersey is made from a high performance thermal lycra, that helps trap warm air generated by body heat, while allowing body moisture to wick to the outer layer means – I was comfortable at all times.

Sung fitting and comfortable, the Madison Keirin jersey is a well-rounded purchase

The fleecy inner fabric is warm, plush, kept me dry and certainly feels good to wear.

Size wise, I’m a UK Size 10 and would say the Keirin jersey is a true fit, and even quite flattering. The jersey is nicely contoured and has 3 pockets on the rear, including a zip pocket for the safe keeping of credit card/money. The pockets are good, if a little on the small size. It is a personal preference to take everything bar the kitchen sink on longer rides, so I like an extra roomy pocket. This has not been a problem for me during commutes.

3 rear pockets, with an additional concealed safe pocket for your belongings

The jersey sleeves have enough fabric that they cover the top of my gloves, this is a big plus for me, adding that little extra warmth should I need it. We havn’t really seen super cold temperatures this winter yet, the past few weeks have been between 5-10 degrees and riding in this jersey I have only needed to wear a T-shirt under, (and a waterproof just in case). This is a warm jersey. This jersey has taken the place of a long sleeve base layer and jersey all in one.

There are some discreet reflective prints and “Madison” logo on the fore arm and lower back of the Keirin Jersey that offer night time visibility to passing traffic.

It’s all in the details, grippers on the hem, reflective logos, and zipper garage for comfort

On the bottom of the Madison Keirin jersey the elasticated hem adds comfort by keeping the jersey in place when you ride.

I tested the black option, with reflective and green tape on the main zipper (also available in “Very Berry” with white zip). The zip is discreet, stylish and adds a lovely pop of colour to the jersey, however, it does up to the opposite side that I am used to, with the zip puller, on the right, not on the left. I’m sure I’ll get over it, specially as there’s a nice tab of material protecting my chin from zip chafing!


The jersey is functional, made from quality fabric, and looks stylish too. On their website Madison say “a wardrobe essential, the Keirin thermal jersey is the go-to piece of kit when the weather begins to turn” and I would be inclined to agree. Great piece of kit to add warmth to any winter wardrobe.


– Fabric keeps you warm and wicks away the sweat
– Fits well
– Looks good, nice touch of contrasting zip detail
– Quick-drying


– Zipper the wrong way round
– Rear pockets on the small side

Sizes available: UK sizes 8 – 16
Colour options: Black OR Very Berry
Price: RRP £44.99
More information: Madison

What Madison says about the Keirin women’s Longsleeve Thermal Jersey

A wardrobe essential, the Keirin thermal jersey is the go-to piece of kit when the weather begins to turn.


– Constructed from Thermal Lycra, this long sleeve jersey keeps the chill out without letting you overheat

– 3 rear pockets, and the concealed zipper pocket keeps your phone and keys safe

– Reflective tape on main zipper and reflective prints on the forearms, lower back offer night time visibility to passing traffic

– Elasticated hem with gripper, keeps the jersey firmly in place

– Limited lifetime warranty.


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