Is $200 for a jersey worth it? If it’s as comfortable and well performing as Attaquer’s All Day range then we think you should consider it!
- Pattern isn’t for everyone – but we love it
- Comfort and fit
- Not cheap
About the Manufacturer
Attaquer are one of Australia’s greatest cycling success stories with a tongue in cheek attitude and high performance bike clothing that are known worldwide. While the brand was once very focused on race only fits and designs that were fairly polarising (F*ck Yeah is sewn into most of the inside collars on their jerseys) the business has broadened its range to introduce some more subdued designs and kit for the everyman.
Disclaimer – this is a review of kit that I bought!
Attaquer have broadened their range in recent years, branching out from their roots in racing to more everyday/person kit like the A Line. There was a gap in the middle ground between these two lines for something performance orientated that non uber athletes could still get into – this is the space that the brand’s All Day range is designed to fill.
In terms of differences from the A Line, the fabrics are more premium featuring swiss and Italian fabrics in a stretchy hexagonal pattern that gives the jerseys a conforming rather than restrictive fit. The neck is far more race cut and the jersey has mesh side panels for breathability. The arms are around the same length, but feature a nicer silicone band and the pockets are both longer and more structured to prevent sagging. The jersey also feels more premium than the A Line – which you should expect for about $60 more.
I’m one of those riders that have always balked at spending nearly $500 on a full kit of non club clothing. While I’ve always admired the craft and designs of the like of Attaquer, MAAP and Rapha, I’ve always found the price point too hard to justify. In the end what turned my head was not the promises of super high performing fabrics, or all day comfort but the fit and the pattern – it’s an absolutely great looking jersey.
On the road though the difference between this jersey and my usual price point is absolutely noticeable – the All Day is wonderfully soft and has a conforming fit. It’s also light enough to feel comfortable even on long rides on the recent balmy spring days in the high 20s and the mesh panels on the side certainly help, although the material is thick enough to protect from UV and keep this rider with moon tan intact.
The only criticism I’d have of the jersey is one that can be levelled at many. While the pockets are nice and deep, I like the added security of at least one pocket with a zip – I didn’t have any phone escape incidents but it’s certainly happened before on some of the state’s rougher roads.
With all that said is the near $200 investment worth it? I’m only ever going to have one kit at a time like this, but I’m smitten with the jersey and it’s worth looking at if you’re looking for an all day jersey and your wallet can stretch.
- RRP: $199.95
- Weight: 145g
- Height: 183cm
- Weight: 79kg
- Jersey Size Tested: L
- Build: Athletic