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Epic Jersey
The Epic jersey is made with an light open weaved Polyester, and has long meshed side panels, which combine for great stretchiness, ventilation and wicking capabilities. It’s a pretty simple unit, but looks are deceiving, as it has quite a few highly functional features. The jersey is nice and loose, and drapes pleasantly down your torso with a drop tail, and offers excellent comfort and maneuverability. It has a short 1/4 zipped front, which helps with temperature adjustment, and a decently high collar, that snugs up on the neck for inclement weather. On the inside of the jersey’s hem, by the right hip is a small section (5×6 inches) of optical wiping material, which is great to clean sunglasses or a camera lens. It has a zippered rear pocket that sits down low enough not to get in the way of a pack, so it is highly functional and can actually be used. The Polyester material wicks pretty well, and even when you get soaked on your back, it dries very quickly. I liked the graphics, since they were sort of interesting, without calling out that you are a walking advertisement board. The lightly weaved material did show some slight fraying and pilling by the hydration wear zones, but it appeared to be a cosmetic issue?

The Epic is a great jersey, that is comfortable and stretchy, with excellent ventilation and wicking properties, and a useful rear pocket and a optical wiping pad.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Excellent venting, wicking and drying
  • Lower back pocket
  • Optical wiping material,

Cons

  • Fraying and pilling by the hydration wear zones
  • Long term durability of the light material?

Overall Rating: 4 Flamin’ Chili Peppers

Epic Jersey Specs:

  • MSRP $54.95
  • Sizes – Small, Small, Medium, Large, X Large, XX Large
  • Colors – Red, Blue, Green
  • Visit the Epic Jersey website
  • Description – Made from 100% moisture wicking Polyester and featuring sublimated no fade graphics, a rear zipped pocket, ¼ zip front, inside hem optic wipe and mesh side panels along with our signature drop tail design make the Epic Jersey… Epic!

About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian has been part of the Mtbr team since 2007, where he has become an integral member of the review and test staff, specializing in technical articles. He likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, extreme skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth and hyperbolic articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on extremely technical singletrack.


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