Mavic Aksium jersey review

We've tested the Mavic Aksium jersey. For £45 it's good value and has a lot of quality details for riding in warmer weather.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

A good technical jersey in an interesting colour with a nice fit and at a good price

Reasons to buy
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    Good fit

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    Lightweight fabric for good warm weather comfort

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    Mesh underarm inserts add a bit of comfort

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    Nice colour combination

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    Full zip

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    Well supported pockets

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Reasons to avoid
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    Side pockets are a bit small

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For this year’s Aksium and Ksyrium Pro clothing ranges, Mavic has added to its usual primary colour options with this rather nice plum with orange contrasts. On the Mavic Aksium jersey, the orange fabric is confined to the panels under the arms and the inside of the collar and it is made of an open mesh fabric for a bit more airflow and cooling.

Orange mesh sections add some extra airflow

Orange mesh sections add some extra airflow

The rest of the jersey is made of a fabric which Mavic calls Ride Wick. It’s not too elastic, so it holds the pockets up well, but there’s just enough stretch to ensure a close fit. It’s light enough for comfort and good sweat management in hot conditions. The majority of the seams are flatlocked too so that they do not rub.

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The Mavic Aksium jersey has a full front zipper and a good fit around the collar. The sleeves too fit well without being constrictive. At the back there’s a wide hem gripper with silicone inserts for good retention so that the jersey does not ride up. The slightly dropped rear also ensures good coverage when in the riding position.

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Side pockets are a bit shallow

Side pockets are a bit shallow

The central pocket is deeper than the two side ones, the latter having angled openings to make getting at kit a bit easier, although this does decrease their volume somewhat. There are also two built-in reflective tabs. I’ve found the Aksium jersey comfortable to wear in warmer UK conditions, with a good baselayer. It comes in four different colour options and sizes from S to 2XL. It’s a nice technical jersey with a good fit and good value at £45.

For more details visit the Mavic website.

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