Expressions of style, technical masterpieces or rudimentary pieces of cycle wear, a cycle jersey says as much about the cyclist as the bike he or she chooses to ride. Whether you buy a cycling jersey motivated by emotion, features, or perhaps just a great colour, read our thoughts below on some of the rider favourite brands from around the site and how to choose your perfect jersey. More >>
Every ride is different
What suits one cyclist may not in fact suit another. From environmental conditions to how often you actually manage to get out on the bike, a cycling jersey, or indeed any piece of cycle clothing should be bought with your ride in mind, and nothing else. For example, if hot conditions are prevalent in your area, then clearly a lighter weight jersey would be a better choice than a more 'early season' bike jersey designed for cooler conditions. Likewise, if you are lucky enough to be able to ride 3-4 times a week, a more feature rich, technical bicycle top would be more appropriate, whereas for the rider who pops out for a quick weekend spin every once in a while, a simpler, less technical jersey would be a prudent choice.
Vintage Cycling Jerseys
Solo are without doubt the greatest exponents of the 'Retro style' in cycling right now. Their Classique and Equipe cycling jerseys are as much testaments to great design as they are to cycling's rich & colourful history. Don't let the 'retro' tag fool you though, Solo's Jerseys are technical pieces in their own right, and employ fabrics such as MAPP Matrix Merino to great effect.
Pro Cycling Jerseys
If you talk about Research & Development, Craft of Sweden are right up there with the best. Not so well known in the UK (we're working on that), but highly popular in Europe, their cycling jerseys are both beautifully fitted and feature rich. If you want great performance, fit and function then Craft is the brand for you. Not just for mere mortals however, Craft's Bike Range is also used by a certain World Champion British Racing Driver for his training and triathlon work.
A recent addition to the Always Riding site is the Spanish (or Basque) brand Etxeondo - pronounced 'etchy ondo' as one word, not two as you frequently see online. Very popular in Europe, Etxeondo are revered as the makers of the highest quality bicycle apparel in the world. Choosing a bicycle jersey from Etxeondo is always going to be a good idea, and is the mark of a well informed and experienced rider.
Twin Six Jerseys
Deserving of a special mention, Twin Six Jerseys are something different entirely. Technical yes, but Twin Six's strength lies in their incredible design work, and the story behind each piece. Hailing from Minneapolis in the US, Twin Six have garnered a huge following of design savvy cyclists in recent years, eager to wear something a little more alternative than regular cycle clothing.
Links related to this category
How to Choose a Technical Cycling Jersey Less >>
Sorted by recently added
Sporting a soft, microfiber fabric tailored for a slim cut, three deep rear pockets and a welcome full front zip, the Twin Six The Mach 6 Jersey returns for 2014; a visually striking cycling jersey, it's perfectly suited to club runs, training rides or fast CX & Cross endeavours. 100% Soft Polyester Microfiber Full length invisible zipper Three deep back pockets Made in the U.S.A.
The Deluxe Long Sleeve from Twin Six brings together Twin Six's classic styling with a fleece lined 100% polyester fabric that's perfect for autumnal rides. It's lightweight construction make this an ideal bulk-free layering jersey to pair with a jacket or base layer for cool rides. 100% super-soft micro polyester Three deep back pockets Made in the U.S.A.
Made in the US, the Ride and Seek Jersey is one for the adventurers. Summer rides, trails or touring, the Ride and Seek is perfect for the rider who loves to find undiscovered trials or untouched roads. Three deep rear pockets provide enough storage for all you need whilst a full length invisible zipper helps regulate temperature on hot ascents and chilly decents. 100% Soft Polyester Microfiber Full length invisible zipper Three deep back pockets Made in the U.S.A.
Sporting a soft, microfiber fabric tailored for a women's specific cut, three deep rear pockets and a welcome full front zip, the Queen of the Mountains Jersey returns with a new design for 2014. The signature polka dots indicate that this is a jersey for climbers and a subtle Twin Six logo on the rear will be what fellow riders will see as you dance past on the pedals. 100% Soft Polyester Microfiber Full length invisible zipper Three deep back pockets Made in the U.S.A.
The Cinelli Italo 79 Jersey brings Cinelli's Italian made throwback styling bang up to date with a quick drying Silvertouch fabric construction. Cinelli are renowned for their bikes, but anyone who has ridden in their kit knows how well designed it is. A slim cut makes this a racer's jersey but with the Italo 79's bright colours and rear reflective stripe it will help keep you safe and seen however fast you ride. 100% Polyamide Three rear cargo pockets Slim fit Made in Italy Rear gel grip
The Cafe du Cycliste Women’s Yolande Jersey is a merino wool based long sleeved road riding jersey, finished with careful detailing and ride-specific features. Made from a technical merino fabric blend that offers natural fibre benefits alongside enhanced garment longevity, the women’s specific Yolande sports 3 deep rear pockets, a zipped key pocket, chest iPod pocket & finally a pump pocket to round out storage capabilities. Reflective detailing at the rear provides welcome low light visibility, whilst up front, a full zip handles closure duties finished with ...
Sporting a mid-length sleeve for a women's specific fit, a full length zip with locking puller, 3 deep rear pockets with a zippered, reflective enhanced 4th to hold ride valuables, the Morvelo Daze Jersey offers everything a cyclist might need, whether road or trail is the terrain of the day. 100% BioActive micro-fibre and antibacterial polyester Printed Gripper Elastic (PGE) sleeve ends Embossed neck seam stretch tape Silicone gripper at the hem Full length YKK cam-lock zip 3 deep rear pockets 4th hidden zipped pocket in side seam Heat ...
The Flandrien pays homage to the host of the hardest spring classics. Decked out in Belgian colours the Fladrein gives a hint to the kind of rider it's designers had in mind. Inside the collar is written 'De Vlaamse weg: Wind, Regen, Kassei en Hellingen' meaning 'The Flandrien way: wind, rain, cobbles and hills' - enough said. Sporting a mid-length sleeve for a modern fit, a full length zip with locking puller, 3 deep rear pockets with a zippered, reflective enhanced 4th to hold ride valuables, the Morvelo Flandrien Jersey offers everything a cyclist ...
A jersey that just wants to be worn, get it on, get riding and let the pedals do the talking. A perfect acompaniment for when a solo ride is on the cards. Sporting a mid-length sleeve for a modern fit, a full length zip with locking puller, 3 deep rear pockets with a zippered, reflective enhanced 4th to hold ride valuables, the Morvelo a la Pedale Jersey offers everything a cyclist might need, whether road or trail is the terrain of the day. 100% Bioactive Dry Polyester Short Sleeve, with mid length sleeves for a more modern cut Slim Fit Full ...
The Morvelo Unity Jersey features the card suits on the sleve - a kind of trademark that has been featured in all incarnations of the Unity. Quality manufacture and simple design has made the Unity both a customer favourite and a rider staple. Sporting a mid-length sleeve for a modern fit, a full length zip with locking puller, 3 deep rear pockets with a zippered, reflective enhanced 4th to hold ride valuables, the Morvelo Unity Jersey offers everything a cyclist might need, whether road or trail is the terrain of the day. 100% Bioactive Dry Polyester Short ...
The Milanese is manufactured using Merino State wool. Australia and New Zealand are famed for their Merino production and the Merino State wool is part of one of Australia's largest private, family producers of textile. This expertise has produced the luxury Milanese Jersey that has been pared down with subtle branding and detailing - evident in it's Italian inspiration and colours. Inspired by Milan's fashion heritage the Milanese sports a classic look and simple detailing. With generous rear storage and a central zip pocket the Milanese not only feels good but ...
Babici have paid homage to the Netherlands with its Haarlem Mundial Jersey. Orange is not a subtle colour yet Babici have managed to provide a considered nod to this Jersey's Dutch inspiration. Whether you remember Jan Raas or Lars Boom the Haarlem is a clean and simple way to show off your colours. Understated Babici detailing has been paired with practicalities such as angled rear pockets for easy access and a waterproof zip pocket for essentials. A silicon grip hem keeps the jersey in place whilst a full length zip is great for those extra hot days of climbing. Angled ...
The most notable feature about the Slipstream Short-sleeve Jersey is the material. Made on specialist machines that can knit yarn into a continuous tube shape means that a single body piece can be manufactured without the need for seams. Features such as integrated breathable panels ensure comfort and wick away sweat. Additionally the lack of seams allows a second skin fit without chaffing or rubbing. At the rear two cargo pockets are roomy enough for a light rain jacket and a reflective zip pocked is perfect for carrying valuables - keys, money, phone etc. Seamless ...
For those cold mornings and long winter rides comfort and warmth are imperative. Made on specialist machines the Slipstream Long-sleeve Jersey is knitted into a continuous tube shape meaning that a single body piece can be manufactured without the need for seams - this ensures both warmth and comfort. Features such as integrated breathable panels ensure comfort and wick away sweat. Additionally the lack of seams allows a second skin fit without chaffing or rubbing. At the rear two cargo pockets are roomy enough for a light rain jacket and a reflective zip pocket is perfect ...
Sporting a custom Italian striped Piqué fabric, the Cafe du Cycliste Henriette Jersey in burgundy is a light & breathable, beautifully tailored cycling jersey ideally suited to warm weather road rides. Closed via an easy-pull half zip, the Henriette Burgundy Jersey offers an assortment of well-thought out pockets, including a zipped key pocket & pump pocket in addition to the de rigueur three pocket layout for ride snacks and supplies. Reflective details provide low-light visibility, and embroidered front and sleeve logos complete the top. 100% polyester Half ...
Based on Bioracer's competitive Race Proven Jersey, the Bodyfit Belgium Short Sleeve Jersey is UV protective, lighter and a more aero-conscious design than the standard Belgium top. Cut for a trim fit, the Bodyfit Belgium Jersey sports a UV protective & fast drying fabric ideally suited to all-day summer rides, 3 deep rear pockets to store on-the-bike snacks supplies and a full length locking zipper. A supremely air-efficient jersey, the Bodyfit is designed to minimise air disruption over the body, with special emphasis placed on the sleeves and core ergonomics. Full ...
© Always Riding Ltd 2013