PNW Components’ Ozone jersey aims to give you a base layer that you can simply fit and forget regardless of the conditions.
While arguably not the most exciting piece of kit you can own, you can bet your ass you have a similar short sleeve, well-fitted tech tee style garment that goes with you everywhere. Pete has been finding out if the PNW Components Ozone offering is up to the task.
PNW Components’ Ozone Trail Jersey aims to fit the task of being the layer you put next to your skin whether it’s on a hot summer’s day or under a heap of other layers mid-winter. Slightly different to the usual polycotton or merino variations of this kind of jersey, the Ozone is a 80/20 polyester and wool mix. The fabric used is also Bluesign certified.
With a drop tail, perforated pits and flatlock construction, the Ozone feels right from the off, whether you’re on the bike or not. I opted for the XSmall at 5′ 4″ (165cm) and it fits like a glove. Snug where it needs to be and loose where it doesn’t, it’s become my go-to as soon as it’s dried from the last wash.
There are few short sleeve jerseys that I have ridden that are as comfy enough to ride yourself into the ground in but the Ozone is definitely one of them. It goes about its business very well indeed. It’s held up to several months of being an outer layer on the hot days and a base layer on the cooler ones, never being sweaty or uncomfortable at any point. It does a decent job of not smelling like someone’s boiled ham in it on sweatier outings either.
What do we think?
The PNW Components Ozone Jersey has become a go-to just for fit and comfort, and getting on with the task of being great at its intended role as the daily driver of short sleeve jerseys. It’s well in the mix price-wise too. The ‘Helium’ blue colour is a cracker too.
Could do better:
We can’t think of anything
You can check out the PNW Components Ozone Trail Jersey on their website here.