Odlo Element short-sleeve jersey review

Lightweight, breathable and Fair Wear Foundation certified

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Available in a wide range of colours and designs, the simple yet effective Odlo Element short sleeved jersey will take some beating. Excellently made and with a reel of ethical credentials, every bike ride becomes a heartfelt one - and the £50 price tag represents exceptional value for those not after high end tech and tiger tight fit.

Reasons to buy
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    Fair wear Foundation (FWF) certified

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    Breathable

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    Lightweight

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    Colour range

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    Value

Reasons to avoid
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    Fairly basic

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Having really rated the Odlo Element cycling shorts and the Blackcomb Seamless Sports bra, I had high expectations of the Element short-sleeve jersey from the off.

It's worth noting at this point that Odlo also have a men's version of the Element, well infact they have three: one the exactly the same, one half zip with a stand up collar (both for the same price) and a full zip stand up collar version for £70, so don't switch off if you won't be buying this women's version.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.


Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.


For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 


She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.