Our pick of long-sleeved jer­seys

CW rolls into au­tumn with five jer­seys made to take on a va­ri­ety of dif­fer­ent tem­per­a­tures

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What

A long-sleeved jer­sey plugs the gap be­tween win­ter jacket and short­sleeved jer­sey, which means it can get a con­sid­er­able amount of wear in spring and au­tumn when the tem­per­a­ture is any­thing be­tween 7-14°C.

A long-sleeved jer­sey must be able to per­form a va­ri­ety of func­tions: warmth is ob­vi­ously cru­cial, so man­u­fac­tur­ers use fab­rics such as Gore’s Wind­stop­per, while fleecy fab­rics are used in the ar­eas that aren’t di­rectly in cold air. Some but not all de­ploy a wa­ter-re­pel­lent treat­ment. This can take the form of a coat­ing such as DWR, which needs main­tain­ing and spe­cific care, or built into the fab­ric where it can be washed with in­sou­ciance.

Why

For the sea­sons of spring and au­tumn, where change­able and un­pre­dictable weather can ei­ther leave you too hot on the climbs or soaked and freez­ing to the core, a ver­sa­tile gar­ment is es­sen­tial.

How

We started test­ing these jer­seys last spring, so al­though all are still cur­rent mod­els we’ve had a chance to re­ally get to know them. As ever, we’ve taken their per­for­mance as well as their fea­tures, com­fort, us­abil­ity and value into ac­count.

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