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Founded in 2012 in Pune by a team of fitness and sport enthusiasts, Apace is a fast growing sports apparel brand that specializes in performance apparel for Cycling, Triathlon and Running. We got to review the Chase Men’s Pro-Fit Performance Cycling Jersey and here is what we thought.
The Chase Men’s cycling jersey comes in two colours, namely Lime and Red. The color of the Jersey is something that Apace has nailed perfectly, as this shade of blood red is bright, vibrant, and at the same time, not too flashy or weird. This Jersey can be spotted easily on a sunny morning as well as a dark evening. The front part of the jersey features a unique design, with subtle light and dark red lines running across in a maze-like pattern. The back of the Jersey is Red as well with a similar maze pattern on the back pockets, which is the same as the pattern in the front. The side panels and the zipper are Black, which contrasts the red well. The logo is featured twice on the jersey, on the left chest and black pocket and the brand name is neatly printed on the arm sleeve hems, this gives the jersey a posh, yet subtle style.
The Jersey comes in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL and the one that we reviewed was a size S. Since this jersey is made to be in race-fit style, it is designed to have a snug, close fit and this design works well, as the jersey seems like a second skin when wearing it. The torso length of the jersey was also perfect, not being too short in smaller sizes, an issue that we have faced with many other brands.
The only aspect we felt could have been improved slightly was that the arm sleeve length which was a bit too short for a Cycling Jersey, making it look a bit like a muscle tee. Extending the sleeve length till the elbow would have made this jersey perfect.
The fabric used in the construction of the Chase Men’s Jersey is a 100% polyester knitted, quick-wicking fabric that makes the jersey lightweight as well as quick drying. The arm sleeves feature a Raglan type sleeve that extends all the way to the collar, and the best aspect about the Jersey is the soft hem bands that grip well at the arm, and at the same time does not leave marks or lines on your body, making it extremely comfortable, aesthetic and at the same time very functional.
The other eye catching and also useful features of the Jersey are its snag-free zipper, the gripper plastic at the waist hem which prevent the jersey from sliding upwards, three spacious deep back pockets with an elastic mouth and the reflective piping at the rear around the back pockets.
The fabric type, design, and color choices make the Chase Pro Fit Men’s Jersey an ideal choice for cycling in Indian and tropical weather conditions. Apace being an Indian brand, has understood the requirements of the cyclists in our country well and has come up with a jersey that is suited for our conditions. Priced at Rs. 1,799 (as on 22nd January 2019), it is not as expensive as other international premium brands, and at the same time offers excellent value for money too.
Prices are subject to change by the brand, without due notice.