I was in need of a Jersey to fit over my pads while on a tight budget. The Royal Ride jersey looked like it would fit the bill so I took a chance. I had never worn Royal clothing so I purchased one size larger than I would have normally gotten and am very happy with the fit over my gear. It even works with no pads. I also purchased my normal size in a short sleeve Royal jersey and would say that they are true to size for a relaxed fit.