Put some personality on the pavement.
While all of us agree that black is beautiful, you've got to add some excitement to your kit from time to time, to remind yourself that the gloomiest of days can have a little brightness in them too, especially when you spend them on your bike. Nalini has you covered with patterns that add personality to your ride, thanks to the Merak Road Jersey. Ideal for cool weather when the days are grey, this patterned jersey is there to liven things up with modern graphics, while keeping you warm thanks to warming thermal fabrics.
The Merak Road Jersey features a race-cut that begins with panels of Warm Moa Medium fabric. The fabric offers thermo-regulation on cool days by trapping warm air along its fleecy lining, so you can stay insulated on the inside. Pulling away perspiration, the fleece keeps moisture away from your skin so wet sweat doesn't collect and cool down your core. It fits snug against your skin with ample stretch, so you don't end up with cold air pockets, or have to feel your jersey flapping in the wind. When you're pedaling along breezy coastal byways the jacket provides a barrier against cool gusts, however it won't hold up to downpour, so if things start getting treacherous it's best to throw a jacket over top.
With three-rear pockets, you'll find a spot to stash your emergency shell, spare tube, and tools, keeping you covered when your tire catches a goat-head, or a storm sneaks up on you. An anti-slip waistband wraps around the hem, so you can be sure things stay securely in place on your ride. When lighting gets dim at the tail end of your ride, reflective piping and accents will illuminate under headlights, keeping you visible to motorists bustling by, so you can maintain utmost safety for the last couple of miles of your ride.
- Add personality to your winter ride with modern graphics
- Stretchy material contours to your body for a form-fit
- Enjoy warmth and stay in Dry Town with fleece lining
- 3-rear pockets stow away your shell, tube, and nutrition
- Reflective piping shines bright under headlights
- Anti-slip waistband ensures the only full moon we see is in the sky
- Q & A
Looks great, fits a bit funny...
- Fit: True to size
This review will only help those looking for fitment information, as I never wore it on a ride, and simply returned it based on its funky fitment. At 5'7"/130-lbs/36" chest/30" waist, the size small fit my torso perfectly - not at all loose, but not too tight either...it truly fit my torso like a true race jersey. Unfortunately, the sleeves ran way too long (specifically, about 3" past my wrists). While the sleeves fit snugly around my upper arms, they started to get baggy as they traveled down my forearms...so rolling up the sleeves didn't work because they didn't stay tight enough and in place on my forearms.
It's a shame because the jersey not only looks great, but the fabric is top quality and the length of the torso fit just right. If only they shortened and tapered the sleeves a bit more, this could be a 4 or 5 star review.