The Bontrager Classique is a traditionally-styled jersey brought up to date with modern fabrics to offer a smart combination of retro looks and strong performance.
The Classique jersey is crafted from a combination of 56 per cent Cocana 37.5 polyester (more on that later), 37 per cent merino wool and seven per cent elastane. It’s not heavy, by any means, but it does feel quite weighty compared to a synthetic jersey when you first put it on.
I tested it in a range of temperatures, pairing it with a base layer on days when the mercury was showing nearer 12 degrees, and on its own when the temperatures were up towards 18 degrees. It is definitely warmer than a regular synthetic jersey, owing to the fabric being thicker – wool isn’t as durable when it’s thin, compared to synthetic materials, so the extra thickness means more air trapped as an insulate.