Bellwether Element

Words by Nic Learmonth | Images by Bart Thomas

The not-so-minor details

Product

Bellwether Element Long-Sleeve Top

Contact

Velo Vita + TMO Sports
www.bellwetherclothing.com

Price

AUD119.95

Positives

Warm and comfy, and styley enough to wear out after the ride.

Negatives

Small sizing.

Seasons have changed and it’s never too early to start buying that winter gear. This baby is all about fun in the winter sun – and the wind, and the cold. The Element’s long sleeves and torso, with elasticised wrist and waist, gave plenty of overlap at those weak points where the wind often sneaks in. And the raglan cut ‘Bottle-neck’ neckline and 3-D panels through the body give this top a snug fit that kept the warm air close to our skin when the temperature dropped.

Good fit with long sleeves and torso to ensure the cold doesn’t sneak in.

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Warm, soft and cozy on the inside, the Element’s microloft fabric has a tough wind-cutting exterior, and four-way stretch, so it can move with you on the bike. Upping the comfort stakes even further, Bellwether has added a black panel to the collar, so there’s no seam along the top edge to rub at your skin.

A sticky elasticised hem keeps your body heat and the cold wind from meeting.

The three pockets at the back were deep enough that we didn’t lose anything on rocky descents, and the smaller zip-up pockie on the outside of the central pocket was the perfect vehicle for our post-ride hydration tokens.

Excellent deep pockets with the added feature of a more secure zip pocket.

Great fit, functional, and comfortable.

Available in sky (blue) and Ferrari (red), this top knows no limits. Look sharp and ride hard no matter what the weather gods pitch your way. [/private]

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