OVERVIEW: The Ascent Jersey has been specifically designed for those who want a traditional fit and not the next-to-skin or aerodynamic (aero) fit found in other jerseys. With its comfortable fit and innovative design elements, like the naturally UPF 50+ fabric, tapered collar and extra-roomy rear pockets with bellows, the Ascent is an excellent choice for a long day in the saddle.
TRADITIONAL FIT: This jersey has a more traditional fit and is a little more roomier through the shoulders and torso. It's a good choice for those who prefer not to have a next-to-skin fit in the waist and belly.
DESIGN NOTES: The collar in the Ascent features a lower set point in front and tapered design to increase comfort when fully zipped. We also used a YKK semi-auto lock zipper which has a textured rubber pull for better gripping. The biggest advantage of a locking zipper is the ability for the wearer to singlehandedly unzip and open their jersey for venting. Merely flip the pull up to unlock the zipper. Then, with one hand, the jersey can be pulled open. Flip the pull back down to lock the zipper pull in place. Pockets have been designed to include a stretchy and more durable opening and an innovative bellows at the bottom that expands when stuffed with larger objects. And finally, we removed the waist gripper from the front half of the jersey, not only to reduce weight, but to create more comfort and less binding when in the riding position.
If you are new to cycling, please be aware that cycling apparel is intended to fit tighter than most other athletic clothing.