POC Essential jersey and bib shorts review

Form follows function with POC’s ‘Essential’ kit line.

Cycling Weekly Verdict

It’s a price that will take some consideration, but the performance of POC's Essential range doesn't fall short of expectations.

Reasons to buy
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    Excellent fit

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    Lovely materials

Reasons to avoid
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POC’s approach to clothing has left them with a kit that performs exceptionally well, and in our opinion, looks the part too.

The materials in evidence here all work exceptionally well, from the compressive shorts to the very lightweight top, which offers great heat distribution in summer months. We loved the waist and leg grippers that really held on tight, as well as the stylish reflective panels on the rear.

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