Quick review on the Work jersey
It’s somewhat difficult to write about a jersey, generally I have a tendency think they are somewhat nondescript items, but really there is quite a lot of detail, when you get down to it.
After wearing the Ornot Work Jersey for a while now and comparing it to other jerseys and materials, I know why Ornot chase this name. It’s a reliable go-to jersey. Its not racey, flashy or made with material that needs special care. This is a straight up every-ride, no fuss and get the job done jersey. That in itself is a tough task.
Designed and sewn in the USA, the actual material comes from overseas (most does since that is where all the fabric mills are nowadays). The fact that Ornot employ people in the USA to cut and sew the material into jerseys is a nice touch, adding to the skill base of this economy.
As for the actual technical details of the jersey, you might think there is nothing particularly out of the ordinary. Constructed well from a fairly standard 100% polyester fabric with nice print. It breathes well and is designed to close fit (not skin tight). The three back pockets are a great height, not too deep that you have to over crook your arm. Bottomed off with a lower silicone gripper. The specialness comes through in the combination of well designed but not super fancy details.
The look is minimally branded, with a close but not tight fit and the sleeve lengths are on point. (for the fussy they are 8.5″ in length from a raglan shoulder) The collar is on the smaller side but not non existent, which is also on current cycling attire point and colours are in line with fashion and forward thinking. (mine is marine, but available in several colourways). The main body material has a semi perforated feel that you can see in the close up images below.
I am always spoiled on is a zippered pocket, some jerseys have small zippered area within a pocket. The jersey is missing this. It’s not a must have for me and I understand the trade off with complexity in sewing and cost.
I think the Ornot work jersey is good value for something with all this goodness and is made in the USA for $98. I often find myself reaching for this jersey for many rides, its easy and I know it looks great and works awesome.
I’m a slender person with a smaller size chest, around 37″. the medium fits me great. The jersey is cut so you can size up no problem, if feeling the slightly looser fit.
Links and further details
Ornot are also Climate Neutral Certified brand and 1% for the planet member. Does it get better?
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