Color: Rainbow gradient from pink to blue
Fit: Runs small, size up
Availability: Online or select retail stores
How obtained: Company sample
RBR advertiser: No
Three Seasons of Riding from One Jersey
This time of year, during the day, there’s a big temperature swing in Chicago, but the mornings have a definite chill. Stolen Goat’s new women’s Cortez Kiko Bodyline long-sleeve jersey is a perfect choice since it’s great for temps ranging from 35-60 degrees F. When it was in the 30s and 40s, I added a base layer, and at 50+, I’d wear the jersey on its own. Everyone’s tolerance for the cold differs, so you’ll need to see what works best for you.
The Cortez Kiko jersey has a fun rainbow of colors, from pink on top to blue on the bottom, that is fun to wear and highly visible to drivers. The raglan cut sleeves and 4-way stretch fabric provide unrestrictive movement. The jersey’s water-resistant, wind-resistant, breathable fabric has a soft internal lining that translates to comfort without overheating. A full zipper front allows for one-handed opening and closing for added temperature control.
Other features of the Cortez Kiko are an elastic waistband with grippers to keep the jersey in place. A high neckline and cuffs prevent the cold air from getting in. There are also strategically placed but subtle reflective elements for added visibility in low-light conditions. In addition, this jersey has tons of storage with one internal side pocket, three rear pockets, plus a water-resistant zippered stash pocket that easily fits a cellphone and other valuables.
Adding a little fun and color to a cold, dreary ride is just what the Cortez Kiko jersey will do. And Stolen Goat offers extended sizing from XS to 3XL so everyone can look and feel great. However, I would recommend sizing up as I found this jersey runs small. So get out and enjoy a crisp fall ride.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women’s cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri’s full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.