The Verne Jersey is manufactured from VB/Pro-VR1 (190g) fabric. This is the brand’s lighter jersey fabric grade, and the Verne is described as a Spring, Summer and Autumn garment. It’s a fabulous fabric and this plays a large part in what makes the Verne such a superb jersey. The VB/Pro-VR1 fabric is soft to the touch, stretches to assist fit, comfort, and ease of movement. It also provides UVA and UVB protection.
When using the jersey, it’s easy to notice how well the fabric transfers moisture, dries quickly and resists the wind. These qualities can really make those long days on the bike more comfortable and enjoyable.
The jersey is close fitting, and is shaped to match the position we take when on the bike. The front of the jersey is shorter to avoid fabric bunching, the rear panel longer to ensure coverage, even when riding on the drops.
Part of what makes this jersey that little bit special is its versatility and comfort. I have used it for short evening rides after work, to eight hours plus days in the hills, and during a recent trip to the French Pyrenees. It’s simply the case of putting the jersey on, place the kit you need in the pockets, after this, the garment seems to disappear. It’s that comfortable.
Great Design Features
The jersey pocket design is formed in Velobici’s very functional curved top profile. This is fabulous when carrying a rain cape, as the deeper pocket retains this type of cargo very easily. The slightly shallower pockets are great for essentials such as multi tool, bars, gels and phone. There is also a waterproof zipped valuables pocket. My personal preference is to use the pocket on the far right hand side of the jersey to store bars and gels. The location of the pocket makes it really easy to get food whilst on the move.
The jersey features a full length zip design. This makes for easy on and off, and regulating temperature. The zip runs smooth and the tab is easy to grip. This is something I noticed when looking to cool off whilst riding up one of the Lake District’s many 20% plus gradients. The zip detailing also ensures neighbouring garments are not damaged by the mechanism. This is something I have experienced with other brands; as I said, it’s all in the detail!