Sugoi RS Pro Jersey – First Impressions

Middle of the Range Jersey From Canadian Manufactures

I recently received a Sugoi RS Pro Jersey, along with other items from their RS collection including shorts and jacket, from the Canadian company to review.  The RS collection, which stands for Race System, sits in the middle of Sugoi’s range, just below their top of the line RSE collection, and is aimed at the avid cyclist looking for quality clothing.  For more visit Sugoi’s website.

Here are some of my first impressions of the Sugoi RS Pro Jersey.sugoi rs pro jerseyThe Sugoi RS Pro Jersey is a light weight jersey with mesh panels for increased ventilation.  The Sugoi RS Pro Jersey has a well constructed feel and the flat seams provide a clean look.  Opening and closing is taken care of by a full length zipper for optimum temperature regulation with a tab at the top to cover the zip in order to stop it from scratching your neck.  On the back, the Sugoi RS Pro Jersey has three deep pockets to hold all your ride necessities and one smaller zipped pocket for your valuables.  The design of the RS Pro Jersey is well thought out and includes a number of little reflective details to increase visibility.

sugoi rs pro jerseyI was quite surprised by the fit of the Sugoi RS Pro Jersey.  My XL fit quite loosely which was surprising for a pro fit jersey.  One normally expects pro fit to fit a size or two smaller.  It fit snugly on my sides but was loose across my chest and upper back as well as on my arms.  The relaxed fit in the arms was a nice change for me from the way most jerseys fit to my non-cyclist arms.  The loose fit of the Sugoi RS Pro Jersey is what you would expect from a North American company but not from a pro fit as the extra material will result in more drag.

Overall, I am quite impressed by the looks and construction of the Sugoi RS Pro Jersey.  If you are looking at buying the Sugoi RS Pro Jersey it might be a good idea to check out a size smaller than you normally use do its surprisingly relaxed fit.  Or maybe I am just loosing weight and should start going for larges.  Either way, its always a good idea to try before you buy.