Mavic Echappee Long Sleeve Jersey, $130 Mavic.com
Best for: outerwear on cool days, or in conjunction with other layers on cold ones
Key feature: high cut neck provides extra warmth on cold days when fully zipped
While Mavic is still best known for its mastery of the bicycle wheel, the French company had earned a reputation for creating excellent and innovative cycling clothing. The Echappee Long Sleeve Jersey is a perfect example. Simple features such as elastic and silicon along the waist help to hold the jersey in place, even in an aggressive aero position. With the inclusion of the three rear pockets, the Echappee Jersey can be used as a single layer on a cooler day, or as a base layer under other clothing on colder winter days. An additional zippered security pocket is a welcome place to put valuables that might otherwise inadvertently fall out. We found the tighter material around the wrists makes the jersey noticeably warmer by preventing cold air from flooding up the sleeve.