Tri-Sport Jersey in Winter Flower Red. Suitable for everything from running around the town to bike riding, running, walking, or anything else you can imagine. It has three pockets on the back of the shirt that you could stash a water bottle in (if you were biking or walking- I think it would bounce too much if you were running), or a small digital camera, phone, lip balm, snack...shoot, for a longer walk, you could load this up and be hands-free, yet have everything you might need!
Along with the gorgeous prints and patterns that YMX has, they use "MadKool" fabric, which is unlike any technical fabric I've ever seen...it's incredibly soft and smooth and really feels nice against the skin. My jersey has UV protection of 50+ which I have a great appreciation for, especially after I got sunburned through the technical shirt that I wore at Beach Palooza.
I'll be honest - you all know I am a bargain hunter when it comes to, well, everything. And at the price of this shirt - $119 - I wouldn't have even considered buying it. But now that I have one, I will admit that I've been stalking the YMX website, drooling over some of their other patterns, and thinking that in the future, I may just treat myself to another top - maybe a short sleeved one in the spring/summer. It's that nice.
Additional thoughts about the jersey: It's really fitted. I am wearing an XL and it's definitely body-skimming. Usually on technical shirts I wear a size large, to avoid having anything tight across my stomach. YMX recommended ordering a size up for a relaxed fit, and I still wouldn't call this fit "relaxed" on me. Also, the long sleeves are really long - I don't normally have this much of an issue with long sleeves. That said, the fabric is thin and comfortable enough that it doesn't look or feel funny even though it's bunched up on my wrists.
Long sleeve visual - but as you can see, it looks (and feels) fine bunched up
YMX has generously offered to give one of you, my lucky U.S. readers, the same jersey - sweet! To enter, just leave me a comment telling me you want to win - I'll let random.org pick the winner and announce it on Friday, December 9th. Good luck!
FTC: YMX gave me a Tri-Sport Jersey to review - opinions expressed are mine, all mine!