Sportful Bodyfit Pro W Evo jersey review

Lightweight summer cycling jerseys, often known as climbing jerseys, have been around for a while for the men; thankfully there seems to be a steady trickle into the women's department too, with the Sportful Bodyfit Pro W Evo jersey the latest on the market – we took advantage of the recent scorching conditions to put it to the test

Cycling Weekly Verdict

Available in four colours and six sizes gives the Sportful Bodyfit Pro W Evo jersey a lot of kerb appeal. With women's-specific climbers jerseys somewhat thin on the ground, Sportful has a captive audience, but this doesn't detract from the excellent design, fit and function, with the £90 price tag fair for a great summer jersey. 

Reasons to buy
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    Mesh construction

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    Three rear pockets

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    Four colours

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In the early summer heat-wave that gripped the UK, the Sportful Bodyfit Pro W Evo jersey gripped us. At just124g and mostly made of mesh, it was perfect for even the hottest of days in the saddle, keeping us constantly cool. It’s another feather in the Sportful cap for delivering true technical apparel for women as it’s also one of the first true climbers jerseys that we’ve seen for women, so had to make our 2018 Editor's Choice list.

Creating a more-or-less transparent jersey for women must be a bit of a conundrum for most cycle clothing manufacturers. I like to think the biggest question is how to balance sheer mesh fabric with society's modesty requirements for female chests.

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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.