Out of all our products, it's the Mountain Jersey that surprises people the most. At first glance, it looks like a broadly conventional hooded top but this belies its real calling. The one consistent comment we get from our customers is "I've hardly taken it off!" Here are three reasons why we believe it's the product you never knew you needed.
That's right and the clue is in the name. When we designed the Overland Mountain Jersey we used a traditional Morvélo cycle jersey as the starting point, rather than a conventional hooded top. That's because it's made to be ridden in and to tackle high-activity adventure sports such as running and skiing. It's created using a textured and light fleece-feel variation of the Morvélo Nth Series road racing jersey fabric. It's a little thicker and softer so it can still be used around the campfire and offer insulation but importantly when the going gets tough (or fast) it breathes incredibly well and dries quickly.
A conventional hoodie is very limited apart from maybe some front pockets and the obvious hood. The Mountain Jersey, on the other hand, boasts 13 features:
Tapping into the central ethos of The Overland, the Mountain Jersey is designed to take the place of multiple items, reducing the amount of clothing a person needs. The Mountain Jersey (£90) replaces a conventional hoodie (£50-£75), cycling top (£50-£80) and running top (£40-£70), so could save you up to £135 plus the CO2 footprint will be greatly reduced. At its core, it's a cycling jersey but yet can also be used for trail and park runs, layered up under jackets for winter sports and hiking and of course, being a hoodie, is also ideal for post-surf relaxation and campfire get-togethers.
But don't just take our word for it: