I tested the jersey on brighter days on mid-autumn lunch time rides. Of course over the first few minutes I felt a chill as the thermostat isn’t far above 14 degrees these days, but once moving I was perfectly warm and didn’t feel a drop of sweat to make me uncomfortable.
Jersey paired with: Giro Arm Warmers
The fabric is similar to Merino in that it doesn’t hold on to odours – and I could easily wear this one a couple of times without giving it the washing machine treatment.
The hem is fitted with a silicone gripper to ensure it stays put, which did its job as I would expect it to. There was no such treatment on the sleeves, and though they did rest comfortably on my arms, for the price at £85 I would like to see a molded or silicone cuff for added comfort and a bit of grip.
There are three rear pockets, with a sloping design that makes reaching for energy bars and the like very easy, as well as a zipped compartment for debit cards and keys. It’s not a water resistant one, so you will still need some sort of protective plastic bag for your phone.
In terms of design, Danny Shane are all for keeping it simple without being boring. They generally opt for one bold pattern, and a select group of colours – creating an eye-catching piece of kit without being garish.
I did like the placement of the solid pink line just under the bust. I’ve seen this go wrong before with block colours stopping bang on the waist, which only accentuates an hourglass figure – though stunning in a 50s style dress, this doesn’t look quite right in lycra. Placing the distinction under the bust gives quite a flattering divide.
The women’s kit within the range does have a clear preference to pink, but there are alternatives such as the Snowbridge, Surrey Camel and the Romer.
Super soft fabric that wicks sweat and avoids odours, and a clean look that is racey without being uncomfortable or restrictive.
Danny Shane Kadley Cycling jersey – here.
Sizes: X-Small to X-Large. Size tested: Small