The POC Fondo Classic jersey is a strong performing and thoughtfully designed jersey that incorporates some interesting design features. The excellent breathability and original colour choices are particular highlights on a jersey that I was really impressed with.
POC moved from making ski and mountain bike gear to cycling kit a few years ago and their helmets and glasses have now become a staple for many in the pro peloton. 2015 also saw them move into clothing, with the AVIP and RaceDay collections selling well and getting strong reviews, even if they were on the expensive side.
This is where the Gran Fondo collection comes in, being more affordable (it’s all relative) and a more useable cut for general use. I took a look at the POC Fondo Classic jersey to see how it stacked up.