POC Reform Enduro Jersey review – designed for long-distance comfort

On point functionality meets laid-back casual style in the top that proves less really is more

Man on country lane wearing POC Reform Enduro Jersey
(Image: © Russell Burton)

Bike Perfect Verdict

Not cheap, but a combination of functionality on the bike and comfortable good looks off it means you’ll rarely have to wear anything else.


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    Body armor compatible

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    Wicks well

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    Looks cool


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    Not the jersey for you if you want a lot of pockets

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Swedish brand POC does a great job of creating simple kit that is anything but basic in terms of its performance on the bike. Low-key styling combined with killer riding comfort is embodied in the Reform Enduro mountain bike jersey, underlined by exceptional durability that justifies the initial outlay.

The POC Reform Enduro has been designed to wear either alone on warm spring or cool summer days, or as a base layer underneath a waterproof or windproof jacket.

POC Reform Enduro Jersey pocket detail

A zipped pocket keeps valuables safe without weighing the jersey down (Image credit: Russell Burton)

Design and specification

The Reform Enduro is made from a recycled polyester engineered to wick effectively and dry fast. The cut is easy but not baggy, and designed to accommodate both back protection and elbow pads. It incorporates a raglan sleeve construction to allow freedom of movement and there is one secure zipped pocket for valuables in the lower left side seam. 

Rear of man wearing POC Reform Enduro Jersey

An easy but not baggy fit with plenty of freedom of movement (Image credit: Russell Burton)


Full disclaimer, this is the third, (maybe fourth…) Reform Enduro jersey that I've owned and, honestly, I’m not bored with them yet. Nor am I tempted to wear the most recent version and leave the others in the cupboard, because such is the durability there’s not much difference in looks between the old and the new.

Much of the wearability is down to the next-to-skin comfort of the recycled material it’s made from. It is exceptionally comfortable at all times. On the bike that means it wicks well, even on the days that start out cool, pushing me into the long-sleeve decision, but turning on a boiling sun not an hour in. The slim cut of the lower arms means pushed-up sleeves will stay up if you feel the need for some cooling air, but they don’t go above the elbow, so like me, you will appreciate the thirsty quality of the fabric. Worn as a base to underpin a waterproof on wet days, an ability to wick sweat away but dry quickly adds bonus points to its versatility rating.

Building on that versatility the material has more of a matte finish than most jerseys, meaning that it looks more like a regular long-sleeve tee and doesn’t scream, ‘technical kit’ off the bike. It’s why it has become a regular go-to on shoot days when I’m likely to be mixing it up between driving, walking and riding, or even just with jeans on do-nothing, down-time days.

Man wearing POC Reform Enduro Jersey

The raglan sleeve cut allows you to move your arms freely without pulling the body of the jersey up (Image credit: Russell Burton)

My gold standard is jerseys and jackets that you can move your arms around in without the body of the garment being dragged up or twisting at the same time. The cut of the shoulder with the raglan sleeve construction means the Reform Enduro easily ticks that box. (Looking for a raglan sleeve is always a good place to start if you’re looking for unrestricted movement – it's easily identified by a seam that runs diagonally from the armpit to the neckline.) 

The freedom of movement is helped by a lot of stretch, so what I would call a regular, rather than oversize, cut never feels binding. It feels like a relatively heavy fabric, but rides light with ease not bagginess. Although it pairs well with jackets, I really rate the Reform Enduro for wearing alone and it has proved to be surprisingly adaptable across temperatures ranging between 14-20°C

This summer is serving up some chilly mornings though, and for those I find a lightweight gilet is just enough to take the edge off without being over-dressed later.

If you love to pack pockets of snacks and spares you might find the Reform Enduro lacking in that it only features one small zipped valuables pocket, but for me that is part of the appeal. It’s handy enough, doesn’t get in the way, and makes it a top that goes beyond the bike.

POC Reform Enduro Jersey

Relaxed good looks mean you'll wear this off the bike as often as on it (Image credit: Russell Burton)


Don’t let the cool good looks and understated style fool you, the Reform Enduro knows its responsibilities on the bike, and has a durability that ensures you will get payback in terms of wearable longevity.

Tech specs: POC Reform Enduro Jersey

  • Price: $80 / £75
  • Sizes: XS-XXL
  • Colors: Ammolite Coral, Prehnite Green, Axinite Brown, Turmaline Navy, Alloy Gray, Uranium Black, Calcite Blue
Russell Burton
Freelance tester

Russell has been heavily involved in mountain biking for decades. He originally started out designing and building trail center routes, but soon moved specializing in MTB photography and product testing. Over the years, he's shot and written for just about every British MTB mag and website in existence, including MBUK, What Mountain Bike, Bikeradar.com and most recently Bikeperfect.com. While Russ has ridden MTB bikes of all kinds, he mostly enjoys big days out on his e-MTB or gravel bike these days.