We thought the previous version of the Capo Pursuit Jersey was a great hot weather performance cycling jersey, so we were surprised when Capo changed it up completely. It is clear that the designers knew what they were doing, as the aggressive new full zip Pursuit Jersey is a credit to minimalism, anatomic fit, and fabric development.
The principle new fabric is Cube TX, a weave that creates square shaped features in the fabric, and leaves internal void space for air to enter and cool, and for moisture and heat to exit. The cubes are aligned verttically in most sections, which gives a very controlled stretch to ensure the best compression and fit. This hydrophobic fabric will keep you as cool and dry as anything on the market. The cut is race performance, and the fit is form fitting, tight. This compressive property keeps the fine muscles of the arms, shoulders, neck and torso supported at all times, and feels totally natural when you are in the cycling position. The raglan sleeve is integrated through the neck and the shoulders to the center, upper back, so you get great freedom of movement without compromising fit or comfort. As with many pro style jerseys featuring compression, the sleeves are slightly longer than casual jerseys. A simple, folded over hem has enough oomph to keep the sleeve down, but won't pinch.
More active heat and moisture management in the armpit area is provided by Eyelet Mesh Micro Fiber, which many Capo fans will recognize from high-end bib uppers. This soft, stretchy mesh allows for massive air intake and release.The deep, three pocket structure at the lower back is angled for easy side access, and will hold your items securely. The perfectly formed back panels provide excellent tension to keep the pocket structure stable, and the wide back elastic hem also adds gripper material to hold everything down. The Pursuit Jersey is a well conceived, minimal jersey for hot weather cycling that just flat out works. We love the simple, but eye catching graphics that are contemporary, but somehow also evoke a classic style. Capo strikes again with the new Pursuit Jersey.