Primal Frequency Evo Jersey
Okay, jersey pet hates: too loose or too tight (ill-fitting), and not due to my girth; pockets to high up; pockets too floppy; material not breathable, material not stretchy; material not good quality and sewn badly. Yes, when you start to think about it, there's lots of reasons not to buy a particular jersey, and we haven't touched on the designs yet!
Thankfully, the Primal Frequency Evo doesn't suffer any of these ills. In fact, whilst testing it, the jersey has become firm favourite and I'll be sad to move on to the next test.
Primal have used what they call their Q3 Elite material for this jersey, with a 4 way stretch adding to the strength of the fit. They describe the material as having a 'square grid texture' to help move moisture away, and on a few wet rides I did stay reasonably dry I suppose, but I'm not wholly sold on this yet. It may simply be the great material itself over the gridlike texture. Either way, I suppose it works well. In terms of moisture management from that produced by the rider, the jersey is superb.
Mesh panels under the arms and on the side add to the comfort, allowing you to keep dry inside and let the air flow. Yet it doesn't mean the jersey won't keep you warm when required. I've worn this in late winter with some GripGrab arm warmers and it was spot on. The front and rear material is as stated, strong, well cut in a race fit, close to your form, producing a really confident feeling actually. The quality of the cut and the flatlock stitching is second to none, meaning that the jersey will last a long time; and it's been thoroughly tested and regularly washed whilst on test, keeping it's shape and looking as good as new.
The high mesh collar is a bonus, keeping breezes at bay, and the covered zipper is strong and made of good quality alloys, meaning that it won't break off, and it'll keep zipping up and down as long as the materail lasts. I personally can't stand cheap zippers on quality material, so well done here Primal.
Design wise, with a white base, subtly complimented with lime green on the sleeves and pockets, and black to finish off the trim and sides, it's a stylish jersey that looks the business. Finished off with silicon grippers, it holds well against the body and looks far more professional than my limited skills perform!
Overall then a fantastic jersey from Primal, that when complimeted with some warmers is definitely a 3 season garment that we recommend.