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Gear Review

4 5

probably meant for the sprinter-types

The Nico is a strikingly beautiful jersey with a truly unique finish and fabric story. That being said, the fit is... 'odd,' at best. It's the first cycling jersey (kit, actually - see my review for the bib shorts) I've ever owned that didn't seem like it was tailored for the lean cycling type. I'm 5'11" and weigh around 150 - skinny for sure, but still muscular. I have several Capo club kits (from their SuperCorsa range) in size Medium that fit absolutely perfectly (I'm really just in-between Small and Medium). The Medium Nico jersey was the right length, but shockingly boxy leaving me to get the Small which is still boxier than some of my Medium jerseys (just fits shorter in the front). The fabric used in the body is significantly stretchy, but much less ergonomic than I would have preferred. Sleeves and hems are both nicely finished, and the ColdBlack technology has worked surprisingly well on extremely hot afternoon rides. The pockets have excellent stretch, and the fourth media pocket has a waterproof membrane to protect your phone or mp3 player from sweat - a nice touch for sure. In short, the Nico delivers, but only after I'd exchanged for a Small and slightly lowered my expectations.