Albion All Road Lightweight Short Sleeve Jersey review: The best out there, but it does have a flaw

Well cut, minimally branded, just the right thickness, and not crazy expensive either

albion all road jersey review
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Cyclingnews Verdict

Stylish, comfortable, handles a backpack, reasonably priced, and only really let down by the lack of a zipped valuables pocket


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    Very comfortable, especially across the shoulders

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    Just the right thickness for British summer riding

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    Long torso

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    Reasonably priced


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    No zipped valuables pockets

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    Colour selection muted

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I’ve been trying a huge variety of jerseys lately in order to put together my guide to the best cycling jerseys on the market, and it’s always telling what I reach for to wear when riding when I am not actually testing. If it’s short sleeve weather and not horrifically hot I almost always find myself throwing the Albion All Road jersey on, and that’s why I rate it as the best overall. It’s not perfect, but it hits this goldilocks zone that I think all great products do whereby it does most things really well.

Given the all-road moniker I’ve tried it for both road and gravel riding, but to be honest beyond a few extra pockets I don’t think there’s a great degree of difference between ‘normal’ and ‘gravel’ jerseys, and I just wear road gear all the time anyway. Regardless, it’s seen some extended dirty action too, and a fair few wash cycles.

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Testing scorecard and notes
Design and aestheticsGreat, well thought out details and nothing unnecessary10/10
Thermal managementFor general British riding it's bang on the money. Without a base layer it's fine in high heat, and cooler than a mesh option9/10
StorageThe three pockets are a good size and hold stuff well, though there is no zipped valuables one8/10
Comfort and fitLong torso, a neck that isn't too wide, long sleeves, and no aggressive grippers anywhere, plus comfortable shoulders too10/10
ValueIt's no bargain, but it's a good price for a very good jersey that'll see a lot of use9/10
OverallRow 5 - Cell 1 92%

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Will Jones
Senior Tech Writer

Will joined the Cyclingnews team as a reviews writer in 2022, having previously written for Cyclist, BikeRadar and Advntr. He’s tried his hand at most cycling disciplines, from the standard mix of road, gravel, and mountain bike, to the more unusual like bike polo and tracklocross. He’s made his own bike frames, covered tech news from the biggest races on the planet, and published countless premium galleries thanks to his excellent photographic eye. Also, given he doesn’t ever ride indoors he’s become a real expert on foul-weather riding gear. His collection of bikes is a real smorgasbord, with everything from vintage-style steel tourers through to superlight flat bar hill climb machines.