A Test Ride With The Build-a-Jersey from California-Maker Walz Caps: Time To Form Your Team

Walz Caps jersey builder is fun to use and the final product is expertly sewn. The jersey would look striking on a pack of club riders cruising down PCH, the colors are bright and eye-catching.

Walz Caps has added a custom jersey option to their fine collection of California-made cycling caps. We had the opportunity to experiment with the custom jersey builder and then receive the final product. Historically, their custom caps have been well-constructed and reliable on the road, so we were eager to see how the jersey would measure up.

The Build-a-Jersey online customizer was easy and fun to use. It includes a preview of the jersey that shows you what it will look like while you customize. There are 18 colors to choose from for the front and back body, side panel, shoulders, sleeve tips, collar, and the back pocket of the jersey. A downside to the jersey builder was that there were no option to include your own graphics, which could be a deal breaker if you’re required to include a sponsor’s logo on your jersey. However you can include two lines of text to the front and back to rep your club or brand, with the choice of block, ultra, or script styled. I went with the block and script font as it looked the most like our logo.

The jersey only took two weeks to arrive and it turned out exactly as I had imagined. The distinct Kelly and Forest green is bold and the text is clear. The fabric of the jersey is comfortable and breathable, and the colors have stayed vivid even after a few washes. These jerseys would look striking on a pack of club riders cruising down PCH, and the bright white is great for being seen riding solo. Like their caps, the Walz jersey is expertly sewn right here in California (Made in the USA!). The stitching is tight, but breathable, and the back pockets have plenty of room for multiple carry on’s. The jersey is reminiscent of the fabric they use for their lightweight technical cap, both products wick away sweat and rain. I found the experience of creating my custom jersey very enjoyable and I was really pleased with the final product. I recommend you try out the customizer for yourself! ($139.99)

Walz Build-a-Jersey
The Walz Build-A-Jersey provides a fast and inexpensive way to customize a jersey of the quality Walz has come to be known for. And no minimums!
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