Sportful Escape Supergiara Thermal Jersey review

A perfect fit goes a long way and the innovative pocket system is a nice addition

Sportful Escape Supergiara Thermal Jersey
(Image: © Josh Ross)

Cyclingnews Verdict

The Sportful Escape Supergiara Thermal Jersey is a super comfortable insulating layer. It feels good on the inside and the fit is comfortable


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    - Large tooth plastic zipper

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    - Perfect placement of the shoulder seam

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    - Excellent fit


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    - Narrow pockets

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As gravel riding evolves, brands are chasing the opportunities. Sportful was early to embrace the needs of gravel riders with its Giara line introduced in 2017. Then in 2019 the Supergiara line addressed a new, more performance-oriented need in the gravel community. The 2021 Sportful Escape Supergiara Thermal Jersey continues that same trend with new features and an updated look. 

We previously included the Sportful Supergiara summer jersey in our article about the best kit for gravel riding. Sportful knows how to make great gear for rides that go beyond the pavement, but as the weather cools down, we are looking for warmer options. This year we spent time riding mixed surfaces in cool weather and evaluating the design and performance of this piece. Keep reading to see how it stacks up against the best cycling jerseys

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Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx