MAAP have designed the pockets to be larger than their race oriented jerseys and feature a thicker elastic opening to keep items more secure and protected from the elements. The body hem uses a half elastic construction with internal silicone dots to ensure the jersey doesn’t ride up, while the front hem is cropped to reduce the jersey bunching and uses a seamless welded construction which sits flat against the bib short. I often pair this with a gilet for the first part of my ride and then as I warm up I will remove and place it in one of my rear pockets, placing it back on when I stop for a coffee at the end of my ride.
The Black colour way features Italian made reflective transfer graphics to increase visibility in low or fading light meaning you will be highly visible during the early morning training rides at Al Qudra.
The second product which I will always wear no matter what the conditions, whether it be middle of the summer or a cold winter morning is the MAAP Base Layers. The base layers are made in Italy using a hollow Polypropylene yarn. A super lightweight fibre which helps create a perfect micro-climate between the garment and body by keeping the skin dry and at a constant temperature. Ideal for all season riding in any condition.
The Moisture Wicking properties help throughout the summer as they take the sweat away from the body and allow your core temperature to stay stable and not get too high. The yarn is also water proof which repels sweat, keeping the garment light during use. Obviously riding 130km on a Friday morning will produce a lot of sweat and so it is always helpful to know the base layers are Anti-Odor and have a Anti-Bacterial treatment.
During the summer I will wear the sleeveless version and in the colder periods I will turn to the sleeve versions for that extra warmth as the wind chill hits me, especially on the back part of the loop and the extension at Al Qudra.