Specialized Women's Eureka Element Jersey Pro Review - By Karen Cooper
  • Winterweight FIELDSENSOR™ fabric provides more warmth for colder conditions with its moisture-transfer function
  • Soft shell protective panels have a water resistant nylon/spandex outer layer
  • Therminal stretch fabric on side panels for form fit
  • Full-length external zipper construction is smooth against the body
  • Zippered, reflective cuffs provide easy on-and-off
  • External zippered security pocket on the back
  • Reflective trims on the neck and back pocket provide additional visibility
  • MSRP: $150
  • Size tested: medium

The Eureka Element jersey is perfect for cold weather, super foggy and windy rides. This tester was impressed with the fit, being tailored for a women's body, it's contoured and form fitting with sleek lines and isn't bulky. I found it to be very comfortable with the right amount of stretch thanks to the Therminal stretch fabric panels on the back and sides. The color combo is aesthetically pleasing with contemporary stitching details that give the jacket a hip look.

Specialized uses their FIELDSENSOR™ fabric to provide more warmth and moisture transfer keeping you warm, cozy and dry, even going up that intense climb while the Therminal Velocity Soft Shell Wind panels will help keep you dry on the outside with a water resistant outer layer, just in case you get caught in a light rain or ride in the fog.


This jersey has a sufficient amount of pockets for all of your ride essentials: one small zippered pocket on the front left panel for your lip balm and cash; two large pockets on the back will fit extra gear and food; and a bonus external zippered pocket on the back for secure items such as a phone or small camera.

Other great features include a silicon gripper on bottom back panel to keep the jersey from riding up. Zippered cuffs provide easy on/off, especially over gloves but it could use elastic or Velcro for a better fit and to keep the wind out. Reflective trim on neck & back pocket help with visibility. The full length zipper is smooth against the body and tucks into a small flap on the collar providing extra comfort with no zipper irritation.

Pros:
  • Fieldsensor fabric keeps you warm and dry
  • Tailored fit isn't bulky
  • Contemporary stitching details give the jacket a hip look
Cons:
  • Needs elastic or Velcro at the wrist to keep the air out
  • Would like to see more reflective trim

Overall rating:
4
- Fantastic, functional and cute but could use a little more reflective trim on the back and elastic or Velcro around the wrists to keep the wind out.
4  bottles


Value rating:
3.5

3.5  bottles