Velocio Women's CONCEPT Radiator Jersey review

Ideal jersey for performance-orientated riding in hot conditions

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(Image credit: Emma Silversides)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Velocio has come up with another well-constructed piece of kit to rival the likes of Assos and Castelli; performance and comfort are first rate. Its sustainable approach adds extra appeal to those wanting to invest in premium kit. The CONCEPT Radiator Jersey is best suited to hot weather and the cut will appeal to those hoping to make performance gains. With only a couple of reservations to note, some might consider it worth the outlay (£154/$199 at the time of writing).

Reasons to buy
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    Well made

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    50% recycled fabrics

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    High performance

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Reasons to avoid
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    Might be of limited use in cooler countries

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    Transparency may not be for everyone

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Testing and reviewing jerseys is certainly not as straightforward as it used to be; gone are the days when, at the start of each season, brands offered one or two new jerseys, possibly in a few different colours. Manufacturers now go out of their way to cater for several disciplines, varying levels of experience and ability, a wide range of tastes and any kind of weather condition that Mother Nature can throw at us.

Have a look at our guide to the best women's cycling jerseys and you'll see what I mean.

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Emma’s first encounters with a bike were in between swimming and running. Soon after competing for GB in the World Age Group Triathlon Championships in Edmonton in 2001 she saw the light and decided to focus on cycling. 

With a couple of half decent UK road seasons under her belt, she went out to Belgium to sample the racing there, spending two years with Lotto-Belisol Ladies team, racing alongside the likes of Sara Carrigan, Grace Verbeke, Rochelle Gilmore and Lizzie Deignan. Emma moved from Lotto-Belisol to Dutch team Redsun, working primarily as a domestique for Emma Johansson. When Redsun folded, Emma was offered the opportunity to ride with a newly formed Belgian team and home to the first year senior and budding rider Anna Van Der Breggen.

After retiring, Emma returned to teaching, setting up her own tutoring business. When not coercing kids to do maths, she is invariably out on two wheels. While the road bike remains her true passion, she has also developed an addiction to touring, with destinations including Iceland, Georgia and Albania, to mention just a few. There have also been sightings of Emma off-road, on mountain and gravel bikes… As if all of this isn't enough, she's been working as a freelancer since 2005, testing and reviewing the latest kit and sharing her insight into the sport.