Velocio Delta L/S Jersey and Trail Short Review

Velocio Delta L/S Jersey
& Trail Short REVIEW

Words by Nic Hall

Velocio may not be an everyday name in the mountain bike community but they have been shaking up the road and gravel cycling clothing scene since 2014. Their design team is dedicated to finding novel solutions through endless hours of testing and CAD design plus they source all their own recycled fabrics when possible. While their design and sales team resides in the US, their entire production line is in the Peimonte region of Italy, known for their garment production and merino suits. Along with all that, the Velocio team is dedicated to preserving public lands and advocating for cycling throughout the world.

This year, they broke into trail specific clothing and applied all they had learned to thinking outside the box. We received the Delta long sleeve jersey, trail short, and trail glove and put them into the lineup for testing. Velocio says their new line is targeted at “game trail single track and perfectly spaced berms” so we headed out to some of our favorite back country locations for some testing.


While we received both the long and short sleeve options in the jersey, we were instantly drawn to the long sleeve both for utility and looks. The Delta is built from Polartec delta fabric, which pulls sweat from the skin and utilizes evaporative cooling to keep the rider dry and cool. Reflective logo and trim provides some built in safety without looking like a road jersey and the sleeves and tail are a bit longer to keep you covered while riding.

I am 5’11” and 165lbs and the large jersey was relaxed but slightly fitted, the medium was fully fitted without being a compression shirt. Either option looked great on and off the bike and stink was minimized even after a few days on the bike in a row due the Delta’s built in odor control. The shirt had a nice level of stretch that fit well over thin elbow pads and could easily be pulled up your arm if you wanted to run ¾ sleeves. We were impressed at the wear resistance even after having some Velcro stuck to the shirt a few times.


The trail short is an ultra-light 4 way stretch Italian fabric call MecTex. It has a very light feel and a DWR finish to keep water beading off. One thigh pocket on the ride side is just large enough for a large phone but is tailored to stay close to the rider. An integrated belt is both lightweight and slim without being uncomfortable under a hip pack.

I wore a size medium which could easily go up or down an inch from my 31” waist. The included belt allows for fine tuning of fit and stays put once set. The fit is slim but just large enough for a set of knee pads to not snag on the short. The back of the knee is slightly higher than the front, which minimized bunching of the short behind the knee while minimizing thigh pad gaper gap. Again, we found we could transition straight from the bike to the bar (outside of course due to COVID) without issue.

The Wolf’s Last Word

If you are looking for a mountain bike kit that will do more than just look good on the bike, put Velocio’s Trail kit on you list. The Velocio gear is designed for a rider with a certain palate of style and class. The comfort, fit and performance this kit offers will keep those riders happy. We were impressed with the small details in design and fabric selection that let us use these items on and off the bike. While the price is at the higher end, you are getting a quality kit that will last many years and can be worn just about anywhere. Color palate is understated and could go with anything, which is a big plus in our book.

Price: Delta L/S Jersey – $99, Trail Short – $159

We Dig

Performance and Fit
Ethical Business Practices

We Don’t

Expensive if You Are Just Looking for a Bike Specific Kit


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