We updated the Concept jersey for 2020 with recycled fabrics throughout. The concept is simple: make it aero, articulated and comfortable without sacrificing performance anywhere. We balanced super light fabrics, aero positioning and 3D patterning to evolve the jersey from a template standard to a personal piece of performance gear. The result is a proprietary pattern that balances speed with function - witness pockets that don’t sag ever and a compressive feel that doesn’t squeeze or bind. We use body mapped and strategically placed fabrics for exceptional comfort, ideal for day-long or truly hard efforts. Top tier trims and details, like YKK zippers and bonded hems add to the refined aesthetic and make the jersey disappear around you. The result is a jersey that performs our values: there is a better way.
Composition: 86% Recycled Polyester / 14% Elastane
Made in: Italy
CONCEPT is designed to fit like a second skin. The fabrics are very flexible, yet it’s important to consider that this jersey will fit tight.
Caring for your cycling gear properly will extend its life and maintain its performance, fit and quality. It’s important to consider these instructions carefully. While we stand behind the quality of our apparel, not adhering to these instructions will void our warranty against manufacturing & defects.
We strongly recommend washing your new gear before wearing it. You’ll find that your apparel will soften, and fit & comfort will improve after washing - especially with bibs & shorts.
Machine wash cool, 86°F (30°C) with like colors: Cooler temps maintain better longevity for your apparel. Like colors, especially lights, will remain more vibrant when washed with like colors.
Use mild detergent. Do not bleach or dry clean: Strong detergents & bleach can break down the fibers and elastane in the garment, dramatically reducing its life.
Close all fastenings: this goes also for other garments mixed in with your cycling apparel. Velcro closures or clasps can catch on stitching or trim and damage your garments.
Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry: Do not put your cycling apparel in the dryer. Even on low heat. Don’t do it. Heat can damage fabric, elastic and heat transfer logos very easily. Lycra (Elastane) is used throughout our garments to provide compression and support and is susceptible to damage from heat and can irreparably damage your apparel.
How does the fit of your different jersey models compare?
Updated for 2020, our Signature jersey features more compression and support compared to previous years, but is less compressive fit compared to other models. Our SE is more compressive than the Signature in the sleeves, but will feel similar otherwise. The Ultralight is our most compressive and supportive fit. The Radiator Mesh jersey is similar to our Ultralight, but less compressive through the torso/stomach area given the Radiator fabric. The CONCEPT jersey is our most aerodynamic and race-fit jersey, and offers slightly less compression than the Ultralight. And the RECON Micromodal is our least compressive, fitting like a slim-cut tee shirt. All of our jerseys are intended to be a tight/tailored fit to minimize extra material. This has several benefits, including muscle support, minimal chafing, and improved breathability and wicking.
What is the length and width of your jerseys?
Our jersey sizing is unique in that it is graded differently for every size. What this means is that we design each element of the jersey for every size. So every jersey will have slightly different measurements depending on the model and its intended fit. However, our jersey models are intended to fit the same in each size. That does vary though, given different fabrics have a different feel and elasticity, so the measurements aren't the same for each jersey we make. We highly recommend following our sizing chart or shopping at one of our retailers to find your preferred size and fit.
Our jerseys and bib shorts are intended to be form fit, providing compressive support, maximizing performance of the fabrics, and reducing fatigue and chafing. Due to the compressive nature of the fabrics, you will be able to fit into more than one size. Please use the charts below to help determine your optimum size:
|Size||120 - 130 lbs.||130 - 140 lbs.||140 - 150 lbs.||150 - 160 lbs.||160 - 170 lbs.||170 - 180 lbs.||180 - 190 lbs.||190 - 200 lbs.||200 - 210 lbs.||210 - 220 lbs.||220 - 230 lbs.||230 - 240 lbs.||240 - 250 lbs.||250 - 260 lbs.||260 - 270 lbs.||270 - 280 lbs.||280 - 290 lbs.|
|Size||54 - 59 kg||59 - 64 kg||64 - 68 kg||68 - 73 kg||73 - 77 kg||77 - 82 kg||82 - 86 kg||86 - 91 kg||91 - 95 kg||95 - 100 kg||100 - 104 kg||104 - 109 kg||109 - 113 kg||113 - 118 kg||118 - 122 kg||122 - 127 kg||127 - 132 kg|
|XS||33" - 35"||27" - 29"||34" - 36"|
|S||35" - 37"||29" - 31"||36" - 38"|
|M||37" - 39.5"||31" - 33.5"||38" - 40.5"|
|L||39.5" - 42.5"||33.5" - 36"||40.5" - 43"|
|XL||42.5" - 45"||36" - 38.5"||43" - 45.5"|
|XXL||45" - 48"||38.5" - 42"||45.5" - 48"|
|XXXL||48" - 51"||42" - 45.5"||48" - 50.5"|
|XXXXL||51" - 54"||45.5" - 49"||50.5" - 53"|
|XS||84cm - 89cm||69cm - 74cm||86cm - 91cm|
|S||89cm - 94cm||74cm - 79cm||91cm - 97cm|
|M||94cm - 100cm||79cm - 85cm||97cm - 103cm|
|L||100cm - 108cm||85cm - 91cm||103cm - 109cm|
|XL||108cm - 114cm||91cm - 98cm||109cm - 116cm|
|XXL||114cm - 122cm||98cm - 107cm||116cm - 122cm|
|XXXL||122cm - 130cm||107cm - 116cm||122cm - 128cm|
|XXXXL||130cm - 137cm||116cm - 124cm||128cm - 135cm|
Aside from looking great, this jersey is one of my all-time favorites! The fabric is soft and comfortable wear it needs to be and the reinforced pockets are PERFECT.
Fits a little more snug than the signature, but feels great in the riding position. I really like the cut and the jersey fits great. For hot days I go with the radiator, long days the signature, but training rides I really like the concept.
I've had a variety of good jerseys over the years, and this ranks with the best. The fabric is excellent: stretchy with some compression, but not too tight. I will say that this fits close, skinsuit like. So, if you prefer a roomier fit, definitely size up. I'm 6'3" and 175 lbs and the L is a good fit, but leaves little to the imagination.
Thanks for the review Nick!
Relative newbie to cycling (8 months) but found Velocio early and have always been impressed with their gear, and this was no disappointment either. My only complaint is, that because of likely negligence when washing, up close the Jersey has started to appear a bit faded and see through. Functional, all else intact. Just a little odd to look in the mirror after zipping up and still see my heart rate monitor belt!
This is my favorite fitting Velocio jersey. There is something about the material that feels super comfortable and cooling in warmer conditions. The piece fits me like a glove and is also a bit shorter in the front than other Velocio jerseys, which I love. The rear pockets have substantially more support, which is super helpful right now as I find myself tucking a jersey in a back pocket to ensure I'm not reliant on public water options amid COVID-19. I am 6'2" 170lbs and wear a medium in this and all other Velocio products.