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zippers on Jerseys
« on: August 09, 2011, 03:20:31 PM »
I am not exactly new to cycling, but I couldn't find a better category for this inquiry.  I have been looking for a new jersey, no New Jersey I am ok with my geography, and have found that all the cool jerseys don't have full zippers.  I like the full zipper simply because they make the jersey easier to put on/take off.  What are the benefits of the shorter zippers?  Maybe I am missing something.

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Re: zippers on Jerseys
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2011, 03:47:17 PM »
they are cheaper to produce.
 
I will never buy a 1/2 zip jersey again.  Full zips only.

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Re: zippers on Jerseys
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2011, 03:49:07 PM »
there really isn't a benefit other than it doesn't zip all the way. I have 2 full zipper jersey's and would rather all mine be that way since you can unzip a lot to let the breeze in but other than that a jersey is a jersey.
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Re: zippers on Jerseys
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2011, 04:29:46 PM »
You guys are confirming what I thought.  I guess I will just have to look further for a cool jersey with a full zip.... 

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« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2011, 04:49:33 PM »
Race cut jerseys tend not to be full zip to preserve the strong elastic at the bottom. It would be too hard to fasten the zipper under high tension.

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Re: zippers on Jerseys
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2011, 06:57:16 PM »
What do you mean "cool jerseys"? Real race jerseys are usually full zip. Pro team replicas are often not full zip because they are cheaper. Event jerseys likely the same story.

I won't do partial zip jerseys if I have any say in the matter.
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Re: zippers on Jerseys
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2011, 02:41:40 PM »
What do you mean "cool jerseys"? Real race jerseys are usually full zip. Pro team replicas are often not full zip because they are cheaper. Event jerseys likely the same story.

I won't do partial zip jerseys if I have any say in the matter.

I should qualify what I mean by cool....  "looks good"  they all seem to vent adequately for me.  Oh yeah and I like the color red for some reason.  I haven't figured out why yet.  Normally I like blues but for Jerseys I like red.

for examples I like:
http://www.bicyclinghub.com/canari-fuzzy-yellow-beer-is-for-wussies-cycling-jersey.html
http://www.voler.com/products/1010534PRTXSM.aspx
http://www.elevengear.us/roa.html  I have this one but it sucks because it doesn't have the full zip.  but I love the look.

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Re: zippers on Jerseys
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2011, 01:55:54 AM »
What do you mean "cool jerseys"? Real race jerseys are usually full zip. Pro team replicas are often not full zip because they are cheaper. Event jerseys likely the same story.

I won't do partial zip jerseys if I have any say in the matter.

Little late to this (just stumbled onto it)...but I'm with Shovel...A full zip makes a race jersey not..especially more recently. IMO, full zips tend to cause what I'll call zipper "buckle" when in the drops.. We have both full zip and 1/2 zip available to us...the 1/2 zips are considered our more aero/high performance jerseys and made with more  sophisticated materials, while our full zips tend to be a little heavier and what I'll call "traditional"..here is a published article on the our free aero jerseys, which are the 1/2 zip.

http://castelli-cycling.com/en/products/reviews/252/
 

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Re: zippers on Jerseys
« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2011, 12:37:11 PM »
I won't wear half zips. Taking on/off, opening on hot days, etc. I see what you are saying but the disadvantages are outweighed. Y the advantages for me.
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Re: zippers on Jerseys
« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2011, 05:39:05 PM »
anything other than a full zip sucks!

When you regularly ride in 100+, you tend to get sweaty and clothes become hard to remove when they are stuck to your body.