With clothing prices skyrocketing, it seems true that you get what you pay for. These expensive jerseys fit well and feel wonderful, and you’ll very likely get several seasons out of them, barring a crash. But that doesn’t make it hurt any less at the checkout counter. Conversely, you can get an inexpensive jersey that may or may not be comfortable, well-built, and durable.
La Passione wants to upend this paradigm, and it has largely succeeded. You can’t find a better jersey at this price.
This Italian-made jersey features a snug pro cut, long sleeve length, and mesh side panels for venting and contour. In other words, it fits the way a race jersey should, and usually you’d have to pay twice as much for a jersey that gets it right.
A permanent wicking treatment makes it ideal for warm weather rides, and SPF UV 50+ sun protection only adds to this summer staple. When the temperatures dip you might find yourself hoping for a thicker jersey, but the Summer jersey works just fine as a three-season top.
We love the simple square aesthetic too. La Passione hits the mark with current style trends, with understated designs that stray from the team-kit look.
While the material doesn’t feel as soft or plush as some of the high-end jerseys out there, it’s by no means uncomfortable, and the construction seems rugged and smartly-designed. We had no issues with seams rubbing or threads fraying. It’s ideal for the budget-minded rider and the high-end racer alike.