Primal Chameleon Evo 2.0 jersey review

This very loud jersey from Primal has plenty to shout about

Primal Chameleon Evo 2.0 jersey
(Image credit: Simon Smythe)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Primal Chameleon Evo 2.0 is loud, proud and competitively priced. Although the fabrics and construction are fairly basic, as you'd expect at its £70 price, the cut and the fit are very good, it performs very well in warm weather and looks great. Compared to other brands' equivalents, the angled pockets are on the short side but this is only a very minor criticism of an otherwise excellent summer jersey.

Reasons to buy
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    Striking design

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    Racy cut

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    Competitively priced

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    Very breathable

Reasons to avoid
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    Pockets could be taller

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The Primal Chameleon Evo 2.0 jersey is not aimed at Rapha wearers - Primal Europe’s James Smith told me this himself. 

Whereas the Rapha palette consists of mainly muted hues sampled from 1960s cycling (with the exception of the duck-based EF Education First kit of last year's Giro), Primal has screenshotted the pro peloton of the 1980s and 1990s and splashed the retina-searing colours of that era all across its kit.

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Primal Chameleon Evo 2.0 jerseyHeader Cell - Column 1 Header Cell - Column 2
Price at time of review£70Row 0 - Cell 2
Weight150gRow 1 - Cell 2
SizesXS-3XRow 2 - Cell 2
Contactwww.primaleurope.comRow 3 - Cell 2

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.