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We put the X-Bionic The Trick short sleeve cycling jersey to the test.

x bionic the trick shirt
Overall Score
Great thermal regulation

For spring and summer use this short sleeve jersey from X-Bionic proves to be a hit.

The mid compression fit and stretch fabrics feel neither too racey nor too baggy. The material is super comfy next to the skin and of course, being X Bionic a large dose of design has gone into it.

Apart from looking a little strange the channels and ribbing across the back area are designed to bring on the early onset of sweating, sounds like an unusual approach but this reduces temperature spikes and overheating by allowing a thin film of sweat to build up which cools the body. Sweat is then channeled and wicked away just enough for you to feel dry. Although we can't measure the results of all this trickery empirically, when pitched against comparable jerseys the Trick certainly feels like it deals with thermal regulation and sweat very well.

The light to mid-weight material is perfect for early morning spring rides combined with a windbreaker or for top layer use in warmer weather. The full length zip runs smoothly right up to the comfortable mid-height collar which, in typical X Bionic style, is well designed. There are three useful stretch pockets across the back of the jersey and although there are no silicon grippers on the cuffs or hem this has no noticeable adverse effect and makes for a more comfortable fit.

All of this technology comes at a price but if money is no object then this could well be the jersey for you.

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