The VALLMO Short Sleeve Jersey by Sigr
Velo Insider Rating
PROS: Lightweight fabrics, SPF30 protection and superb value for money… only £67 + FREE DELIVERY!
CONS: Smallest size for men might be too big for some smaller riders.
Sigr are one of our latest favourites when it comes to independent manufacturers of cycling apparel. Their impressive range for men and women provides luxury fabrics and well thought out design, not to mention amazing value for money in comparison to other independent brands, and even in comparison to big mainstream brand names. We dare you to find better quality fabrics at the price Sigr is selling at, their new VALLMO jersey is just £67 !!! plus they offer FREE international shipping! Wow.
The VALLMO jersey is their latest design, meaning ‘Poppy’ in English. This subtle design is just enough to look good without detracting from the minimal design qualities of the jersey.
The lightweight fabric chosen for the VALLMO makes wearing this Jersey very comfortable in any riding situation. With superb attention to detail and some well thought out design features, Sigr have made a Jersey which outperforms many mainstream jerseys at 3 times this price point.
Take a look at our in-depth review to see the pros and cons and why the VALLMO is well worth considering for your next summer short sleeve jersey…
Quality and Comfort
The VALLMO jersey is a delight to wear with it’s lightweight fabrics and well designed fit. The fabric choice is second to none, providing a free moving jersey which feels like silk against your skin. The lightweight 75gsm fabric provides SPF30 sun protection which adds to the quality and value of this jersey. The jersey is made with mesh side panels to provide good ventilation and breathability for warmer rides. The arms are well designed with a good length, something we like to see on modern jerseys, and with silicone gripper elasticated cuffs to keep them in place.
This jersey in a size ‘small’ only weighs 98g. That’s more than 20g lighter than other brands selling lightweight specific jerseys!
The jerseys boasts a variety of extra features such as a full length YKK zip, a zip neck protector for comfort, an inner zip seam to stop the zip chafing against your skin while riding. There are three large pockets to the rear with a reinforced section to prevent them tearing the back panel when you are packing them full of spares and gels. A large zipped security pouch provides a secure location to store your keys, money or phone, the pocket is large enough to store the majority of modern smartphones. The security pocket also features a headphone channel to allow you to feed your headphones through the inside of the jersey, another welcomed design feature.
The VALLMO ‘Poppy’ print is beautifully subtle with the colours changing in various lights, enhancing the beautiful deep burgundy red of this superb jersey.
Comfort is superb, the VALLMO effortlessly moves with you at every turn and position on the bike, until you almost forget you are wearing it!
The shape and fit of this jersey make it the perfect choice for a variety of riding conditions. With good ventilation and flexibility, this jersey our performs many rivals at three times the price. The lightweight fabrics provide a comfortable fit which flexes and moves with your every position. The silicone gripper short sleeves fit well, keeping those longer length arms in place while riding.
Being a normal fitting jersey with lightweight fabrics, we were a little worried about the fabric flapping while riding at high speeds or descents. However this has not presented itself as a problem, the fabric performs very well at high speeds providing wind protection and breathe ability all in one.
We have tested the VALLMO for approximately 90 miles over a few rides and it appears to be a solid built jersey. The zips are by YKK providing high quality for many years of riding. The stitching is done to a high standard and the rear reinforced panel for the three pockets ensures the jersey will not tear or split after a few rides of full pockets!
Follow the washing and care guide on the label and the VALLMO will be your best friend for many years of cycling.
Size and Fit
Our test jersey is a size SMALL. In our opinion the jersey is true to size, you do not have to downsize or upsize to get the correct fit.
Our only concern regarding sizing is the lack of an XS in the men’s range. If you like a tight aero fit, the small may be a little loose for you, unless you are a medium, then you can always size down.
Other than size availability, the jersey fits perfectly. The body length is good, providing plenty of room to twist and turn without it riding up your body. The rear sits nice and low to cover your lower back without riding up.
We did not notice any significant flapping of material while riding, making this a great choice for hours of riding in the saddle.
Value for Money
At £67 GBP plus FREE delivery, we are astounded at the quality being put into a jersey at this price point. We’re not being paid by Sigr for this review, so take our word for it when we say go buy one! You can not go wrong with adding another jersey to your wardrobe, and this might even become your favourite ‘go to’ jersey!
If you love to be unique while out on the road and value a brand that provides superior quality, not to mention price, then Sigr are worth every penny of your cycling cash.
The VALLMO jersey is one of the best quality, fitting and value for money jerseys we have ever seen. This is what independent cycling brands are all about, and Sigr get it right with their superb range of kit.