Entry to RtN includes an event jersey, by tradition a different colour every year – and by further tradition always generating mixed opinions! I decided to follow the trend of opening it to a vote …and as a result, 2019 is the year of PURPLE!
This year we are working with a new jersey supplier. A the new supplier means different sizing ! It gets a little more complicated that that! There are 2 types of jerseys: a unisex Regular fit (a fit quite quite similar to previous RtN jerseys) and a more tailored (tighter) jersey which comes in Women’s and Men’s sizes. All this means lots of options. I did a subtle piece of market research via social media a few weeks ago that said 51% preferred a tailored/tighter fit and 49% a regular fit. So I have ordered a mix along those lines!
We have created three tables in order to help you understand the size differences from our previous supplier. In doing so, we have avoided sizing labels like Small, Medium and Large and instead concentrated on measurements. I appreciate that you have already provided jersey size at registration (which I have used to gauge order quantities). However, I am now inviting everyone to update their account with revised size requirements. You will need to login here to update from the bewildering choices below! If easier, you can just drop me an email via at firstname.lastname@example.org to tell me preferred size. I’d prefer we supply a jersey you can use and if you update, you’ll get your preferred choice.
REGULAR FIT JERSEYS – As mentioned above are quite similar fit to the previous RtN jersey’s. This time, they do have a full zip! They are a little a little tighter around the arms. The right hand column gives a guide with reference to the size of past RtN jerseys.
WOMEN’S FITTED JERSEYS – Let’s just say the Women’s fitted jerseys are SMALL. They also have full zip and I sense they are quite short in length, so I’ve given that measurement too. I have listed choices by measurement, as I expect it might be more helpful. The right hand column gives a guide with reference to the size of past RtN jerseys. I think the major difference between men’s and women’s designs are the length, so if you are taller, then a ‘men’s’ jersey, may be a better fit.
MEN’S FITTED JERSEYS – Fitted jerseys with full zips (I’m trying hard not to call them ‘race fit’) are more ‘snug’ than past RtN jerseys. The right hand column gives a guide with reference to the size of past RtN jerseys. If you wear a bigger size jersey, then the regular fit will be better. I think the major difference between men’s and women’s designs are the length, so if you are a smaller man, the woman’s jerseys may be a better fit