- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
I'll cut to the chase here; this jersey really surpassed my initial expectations. I believe this is shimano's first foray into the road apparel, as they had made some MTB apparel previously. I had tapered my expectations of fit & performance accordingly.
I was looking for an all-black jersey with minimal branding and a solid fit, which is usually fairly difficult for someone who is 6'3" and weighs around 177 - 180 lbs. Turns out - I ended up really loving this jersey for those reasons stated, and more.
Fit is really great - tad larger than a traditional Euro fit, (I find myself wearing a M in Euro-cut). Went for a Large and it's a great fit in the body/stomach - tight in the arms, and arm length was spot on - not capped sleeves, coming to slightly above tru mid bicep. no rubbing or hot spots, no bulky zippers, neck/collar fit great.
Material used is a huge plus - it's not see-through thin, but still feels lighter than traditional lyrca for, say, training jerseys. The jersey also feels very waterproof, while retaining stretch - almost feeling like a more robust fabric overall.
I have been using this jersey for almost any temps, wore it in the fall, used it last year in the heat of summer - and now I've been riding in it during spring. Legit all-around jersey, couldn't be happier with the purchase.