Zoic’s Highland Fleece Jersey is a rather interesting take on the winter cycling top. The 100% polyester long sleeved shirt is way thinner than what I typically consider a fleece top, and it has a texture that’s somewhat similar to old-school thermal underwear. But it’s way softer, with a definite “technical fabric” feel.
It’s surprisingly warm when combined with a windproof shell, and it breathes and wicks moisture just as well as you would hope. For added ventilation you have a 6″ zipper, and if this is going to be your outermost layer, you can take advantage of the rear zippered pocket as well as the left sleeve pocket.
Available in four colors and sizes S-XL, the Highland Fleece Jersey retails for $65. Check out www.zoic.com
Scott: For those who noticed my absence from contributing blog content, this was due to the stresses of managing the cancer diagnosis I was given approximately one year ago. Although my cancer diagnosis remains, I have now reached a point of emotional and physical stability, allowing me to get back to doing the things I greatly enjoy, such as blogging here! Amidst my fluctuating struggles, I did manage to keep the wheels spinning, whether that was in the basement on my trainer or taking periodic commutes around town. I’m desperately looking forward to the end of this winter, as I’m sure you are too, so I can get back to much longer rides and put some more wear and tear on my gear. in the meantime, I look forward to, again, seeking out all the goods related to urban riding and sharing them with you. Forever tailwinds.
Kickstarter funded, Torch Apparel, have shipped out the first batch of LED lit T1 helmets after a long period of product testing, production delays and other unexpected tangles of red tape. As they explain in this recent blog post, the initial shipment is smaller than hoped for and a further delay from the factory will have the next shipment going out in late March…but at least they are on the way!
The T1 helmets are set apart from most other models by their rear and front facing LED lighting capabilities, which can be activated independently by the user. They also house 8 vents, a dual-adjust fit system and can be recharged via USB.
I have contributed to only a couple Kickstarters and although I didn’t purchase a T1 helmet, I did throw in for the corresponding LED lit FLUX backpack, which I have word from Torch will be available sometime this Spring.