Cyclists looking for unbeatable value for money in a jersey should give a close inspection of the Sportful Strike. This is a smart design, with excellent fabrics and features that has been designed with the experience and know-how that Sportful has developed over many years of designing great cycling clothing. The Strike is a lightweight garment with a generous and comfortable fit for first rides or for the everyday training for which experienced cyclists’ just want performance and comfort at a great price.
The Strike Jersey is made with three different fabrics to maximize comfort. The panels in polyester and a micro-perforated fabric are crucial to the fit and performance. Sportful applies their regular cut, which is a form fit, but not tight or restrictive. In fact the designers have gone to great lengths to ensure optimal range of motion and comfort. The arced rear shoulder panel is a dead giveaway for ROM, and the sleeve seams have been moved off the top of the shoulders to reduce bib strap interaction and friction. The sleeves themselves have a more aero look and feel, and sit in between traditional and elbow length, with a super clean raw cut edge. The full zip makes live easier overall, as does the pro-style rear three pocket system.
A major highlight of the Strike are it's microdot mesh inserts which provide exceptional air intake, heat and moisture release. These panels are visually obvious, as two run along either side of the zipper up front, two sit under the armpits, and the aforementioned rear shoulder panel also features this fabric. Performance and comfort at a great price- the Strike Jersey from Sportful.