At The Radavist, we look to the natural world and our unique Rocky Mountain locale for inspiration. The riding around Santa Fe occupies a semi-arid steppe, and native shade trees are scarce in these foothills. As such, dense juniper forests are often the backdrop to our rides, and we’re grateful for the shade these hearty, low-lying trees cast to counter the sun’s high UV radiation in these parts (an unfortunate byproduct of life at 7000′).
It’s during the fading hours of the day that these groves become truly radiant as the dappled light of sunset filters through their scrubby branches, onto the trail, and ourselves. On a ride, last winter, our product designer Cari Carmen snapped a photo of this dappled light hitting my shirt and commented that it would make a cool pattern for a cycling jersey. And so began our journey on The Radavist Juniper Dapple Jerseys with Ocean & San, a Los Angeles-based cycling apparel company. A year in the making, these limited-release jerseys are now in stock at our webshop, but let’s look at them in detail below.
Supporting small companies designing and making products in the USA is a practice I value, and it’s become a core tenant of The Radavist’s ethos. In partnering with Ocean & San for this project, we wanted to support their mission of reimagining casual cycling attire while showcasing the brand’s high-quality craftsmanship and intentional design choices. Each jersey is patterned and sewn in the USA, cut from 165gsm DriRelease fabric in Los Angeles, California.
The result is a jersey for almost any kind of riding outside a paceline (though we’re all about trampling on the rigid rules of what cycling can and should be, so you do you). Ideal for MTB, gravel rides, casual spins, or even commuting, this top has a super soft hand-feel. It is snag-resistant, quick-drying, anti-odor, and antimicrobial, thanks to the specific properties of the Polycotton DriRelease blend construction. Both short and long-sleeve options are unisex sizing (If you prefer more fitted riding shirts, order your normal size. If you’d like them to be a bit baggier, size up).
The Juniper Dapple disruptive pattern is sublimated by hand in Los Angeles, meaning that each garment has a unique pattern layout: no two jerseys are the same (please note: the color shift between the long sleeve and short sleeve is the result of the different lighting scenarios. The sunny shots showcase these jerseys’ true color cast).
John is 6’2″ and is wearing an X-Large; Abigail is 5’6″ and is wearing a Small
As aesthetic evangelists, we believe that dirt-oriented apparel should look good. We worked tirelessly to dial in the fit of these jerseys to avoid the frumpy hockey-style jersey look traditionally found in MTB apparel.
They won’t flap in the wind or droop with sweat after grinding up a hard climb. The 85/15 Polycotton DriRelease fabric maintains its shape even after a long day in the mountains.
Because you shouldn’t have to ride with a pack every time, these jerseys feature two back open pockets and a zippered center pocket for easily stashing your gloves, burrito, keys, or foraged mushrooms. And they won’t droop like that old school wool randonneuring jersey, either!
NM 🤝 CA – We co-branded a right-side logo and a co-branded size tag inside the back neck. The sole branding on the front is a small pocket tag.
We strive to offer solid products that fit and feel great and will last for many years of riding. I’ve been riding in an Ocean & San jersey since first discovering the brand, and it has been a reliable ally across seasons and terrain. We hope you enjoy the Juniper Dapple Jersey, and remember to Shred Lightly!
- Patterned, cut, and sewn in the USA from 165gsm DriRelease fabric.
- 85/15 Polycotton DriRelease fabric
- Three rear pockets – 6in depth
- Rubberized 15cm zipper closure on rear center pocket
- Flatlock torso stitching
- Quick drying, anti-odor, and antimicrobial.
- Size offerings range from S-XXL
- Size up if you prefer looser-fitting riding shirts
In stock now at The Radavist x The Pro’s Closet webshop.
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