Our pick of long-sleeved jerseys
CW rolls into autumn with five jerseys made to take on a variety of different temperatures
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.
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.
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.