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Camisa Brasil Cycling Shirt Is Sharp!

Reviewing: Adenosina Camisa Brasil W/ Sleeves  |  Rating:
Joan Young By Joan Young on
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This “Hi-Dry” polyester shirt has a 3/4 zip front with elastic bottom, and 3 back pockets. It’s one of the most attractive cycling shirts I think I’ve seen, and it seems to be high quality as well.

This shirt was sent to my husband from Brazil by his sister (whose taste is impeccable!). It is made of a very soft and silky polyester knit that apparently wicks quite well. Unlike so many of these shirts it does not stink like a thousand old locker rooms after one bike ride. That was a big plus for me.

It is a typical biking shirt with a slight stand-up collar (double fabric). The front zips open with an “invisible zipper” about three-quarters of the length of the front; you need to slip it on over your head. There is a small metal pendant zipper pull. These kinds of zippers can occasionally be annoying, but they provide the smooth appearance of a seam when zipped, instead of a bulky placket. The back is slightly longer than the front, and encases soft elastic in the entire bottom hem to help prevent flapping and riding up. The lower back has the usual three pockets with smooth, encased elastic tops. The seams are all serged with none that are too shallow and headed for early failure.

I particularly like the colors with the bright lime green, yellow, white and royal blue, with “Brasil” appearing in several locations on the shirt. The web site shows this shirt with short sleeves or sleeveless. There are other designs as well, but you will need to be able to read Portugese to make complete sense of it. It comes in men’s S-2XL. Made in Brazil.

The only drawback I can see is that it is marked “hand wash.” However, it washes out and dries so easily that this isn’t as big of a deal as it might be.

It’s not clear to me (since I don’t read Portugese) whether shirts can be ordered on line, or if you have to live in Brazil to buy them. But there is both email and a telephone listed under Contato if you just have to have this shirt!

Adenosina carries other cycling clothes as well, for both men and women.