Northwave’s Blade long sleeve jersey is a good value upper garment best suited to mild autumn and spring days.
The Blade’s fabric feels reassuringly premium for the £54.99 retail price. Those after a typically aggressive racing cut will likely find the fit is spot on – with fabric feeling clingy and conforming to the body in a close but not uncomfortable manner.
However, the sizing is also very ‘Italian’ with the medium size tested fitting me closely on the torso despite being a slim build. If you are familiar with any of Northwave’s Italian rivals you’ll know what to expect and it may be wise to size up in this garment.