Search And State has been gaining traction as a small cycling specific clothing company based in Midtown Manhattan. Their mantra is “Handmade products designed to last with all USA produced fabrics.” This is a bit of an anomaly in the clothing industry these days and S&S would have it no other way.
The S1-A Search And State Cycling Jersey
In the S1-A jersey there are many hidden, finer touches that point to great attention to small details. First impressions of the S1-A are that of being very rugged. This is not a lightweight climbers jersey. The S1-A is heavy and robust to the point where riders in warmer climates may find it too hot but else where is of perfect construction.
The S1-A is constructed with a Riri zipper, which is the best in the industry. It offers a very positive feel similar to that of a Campagnolo Shifter. There is a zipper covering on the inside of the jersey to protect from pinching the rider during use and to keep that annoying chilly breeze from going through the zipper onto your bare skin.
The jersey material itself is the same throughout and this jersey is a very pleasant olive green with hunter orange accents. Similar to the stitching and zipper construction, it is heavy and durable. After a formal long term test of its wicking ability and warm temperature performance we will have a follow up review.
Search and State market themselves as primarily a maker of road oriented clothing. Using the S1-A on the mountain bike however, you wouldn’t think twice about it. The durability of the product is that confidence inspiring.
The Fit of the S1-A Jersey
The fit of the S1-A is an accurate race cut. The materials are thicker and don’t have as much stretch as some of the lighter jerseys coming out these days. It pays to buy the size that fits, instead of a size down hoping for a skin tight fit. Being more of a race, there is a gentlemanly relaxedness to it, not too tight, but not too loose either.
We will be back in a few months with a long term review of the Search And State S1-A Cycling Jersey!