Attaquer's All Day range has been in the Australian brand's clothing line-up for several seasons now. As the name of the range suggests, the kit is designed for comfort during extended periods in the saddle, and although this is the focus, it doesn't come at the cost of technical performance.
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The Attaquer All Day Faded Stripe Teal jersey is a short-sleeve jersey ideal for riding in warmer weather. Six teal bands wrap around the torso fading from dark to light, creating a fresh yet fairly restrained design from a brand who are not usually known for holding back.
The pro-level trends for longer sleeves and a lower collar are replicated on this jersey, which also features a fairly aggressive cut. However, as the jersey's name suggests (and even with aforementioned aggressive cut), the jersey never feels restrictive in movement and is comfortable for longer stints of riding.
A silicone band around the waist hem and around the sleeve cuffs combine to keep the jersey in position when riding.
A full-length zipper and three rear cargo pockets are expected, but as with some of Attaquer's other jerseys, the pockets are a little on the small side. The fabric does give enough stretch to load the pockets should you wish, although the smaller openings make it difficult to load or remove items. However, this could be interpreted as simply a more secure pocket. There could be a more well-struck balance though…
During 2018's hot summer, the jersey never felt too heavy or warm. The sweat-wicking properties are easily on par with other technical jerseys at this price.
The teal bands over white is a great look and I always welcome brighter jerseys on the road. However, the printed Attaquer lettering and flying skull logo (on the sleeve and chest respectively), have lost some of their sharpness, which is slightly disappointing for the price.
This small detail aside, the jersey is a great-looking piece. The high-performing technical fabric is combined with well-thought-out tailoring that puts the top on a par with other professional-level summer jerseys.
For riders who buy into aesthetics as well as performance, the Attaquer All Day Faded Stripe jersey is well worth considering.