Café du Cy­cliste Daphné £155

Cycling Weekly - - TECH GROUPTEST -

The Daphné is made of a really stretchy fab­ric, lightly fleeced in­side. It doesn’t stop the air from pass­ing through though, so you don’t get un­com­fort­able or damp, even in tem­per­a­tures a bit above its tar­get range. The fit is ex­cel­lent with its 20 per cent Elas­tane con­tent. There’s no ex­cess fab­ric,

but the stretch means the Daphné should cope with a thicker base layer when the weather does start to cool.

The close cuffs keep the arms in place well. There’s a very wide elas­tic waist grip­per with sil­i­cone de­tail­ing. But with such a close fit, we did find the waist­band could ride up at times.

There are three open rear pock­ets, equally close fit­ting, with a wide, re­in­forc­ing band of elas­tic across their tops in­side the jersey to stop pocket sag. You get a pair of zipped pock­ets at ei­ther end too and there’s a small re­flec­tive dart in the mid­dle rear.

The col­lar is quite low cut: you might need a neck-warmer for early starts.

The Daphné is ex­pen­sive but its com­fort, style and su­perb cut jus­tify the price. Colour: Dark Au­bergine Sizes: XS-XXL www.cafe­ducy­cliste.com

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