Well the reason why I'm leaning toward not getting one is because I wouldn't want to feel like a sponsored poser -- so I definitely wouldn't get a yellow one. If the cooling benefit is big enough, I might get one that doesn't have huge brand writing on it -- any suggestions?f3rg said:They help pull sweat away from your skin, thereby aiding in cooling your body. I doubt they add any protection if you wreck your bike.
Just, please, for the love of God, don't get a bright yellow-greenish one like all the old farts on the rail-trails wear...
Just get the cheapest one you can find.bank5 said:Well the reason why I'm leaning toward not getting one is because I wouldn't want to feel like a sponsored poser -- so I definitely wouldn't get a yellow one. If the cooling benefit is big enough, I might get one that doesn't have huge brand writing on it -- any suggestions?
i disagree about the back pocket. i use a camelback MULE which has a pretty big zippered pocket along with a smaller one which i keep filled to capacity with tools, tubes (i carry two or three) and maps, ect. i keep my energy bars and Special Little Safety Kit in my jersey pockets.onbelaydave said:How can anyone know you're a biker if you don't wear neon colored, logo plastered shirts ? :nono:
Myself, I get by with the standard Underarmour or G2 brands that run $9-10 at Walmart. Same wicking/cooling performance of a $50-100 shirt depending on the logo.
And, as was already said, a back pocket is worthless if your carrying a Camelback or any other BP.
Yeah, I do the same now. I might pick up a shirt from Performance to see if the front zipper and tighter fit feel cooler than the other type of synthetic t's.TrekFan said:i use the nike and underarmour synthetic tech t-shirts you find at sporting goods stores for $20. they work exceptionally well and i don't look like a fool. as for the lack of a rear pocket, i have a camelbak
i use the wal-mart branded stuff .. or ones from academy sports ... both are sub 15$ range .. and work fine for keeping the sweat off ... but on a hot enough day sometimes i prefer cotton ... it seems to keep my body cooler as long as i keep moving and wind blowing over the sweat soaked material ...djp2k8 said:You don't have to buy a "cycling" jersey. Just go to any sports store and pick up a moisture wicking t-shirt. Most all of Nike, Adidas, Reebok, etc shirts are moisture wicking nowadays. The only advantage a cycling jersey would offer are the pocket in the back and the zipper in the front for cooling.