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.
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Sporting a full front zip, raglan sleeves, three easy-access rear pockets and the original 'Belgian Blue' team design, the Bioracer Belgium National Short Sleeve Jersey is part of the official Belgium Team Kit, proudly made by Bioracer. Belgium's list of cycling greats is long and heady. Sven Nys, Philippe Gilbert, Tom Boonen, Niels Albert, Johan Museeuw - big names from a country that is widely regarded as the heartland of cycling. Since 1994, Bioracer has been the Belgium National Team's official cycle clothing supplier, a duty it takes great pride in performing. Full ...
The brand new Solo Lightweight Jersey has been designed for the hottest riding conditions. When the mercury rises and you face a long hard day in the saddle, wearing the Lightweight Jersey is an ideal solution to uncomfortable hot ride over heating. To attain a cooling environment, the Solo Lightweight Jersey uses a superb moisture-wicking main fabric and incorporates highly breathable mesh panels on the sides and back; features which significantly aid temperature management. Cooling aside, the Lightweight Jersey sports a full length zip, stylish arm and neck bands and subtle ...
The Euskaltel Short Sleeve Body Fit Jersey by Bioracer is the official 2013 Team Euskaltel cycling jersey, shaped in the Bodyfit system with aero shaped sleeves and a race, ergonomic cut. Sporting a UV protective, light and breathable fabric, the Euskaltel Jersey includes three rear pockets at the rear, whilst up front, there is a full locking zip.Same jersey as worn by the riders in Team EuskaltelBodyfit with aero shape sleevesUV protective fabric3 rear pocketsLong, locking front zipper
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 ...
Competitively priced, yet offering welcome touches of detail like a silicone rear hem, a soft, ventilating fabric, soft sleeve ends and four rear pockets (one of which is zippered for valuables), the Craft Active Bike Logo Jersey is a great cycling jersey choice for the rider looking to get out 2-3 times a week over moderate distances. Ergonomic construction for true freedom of movementSilicone print at rear jersey hem to keep the jersey in placeLightweight, soft and ventilating fabricFour back pockets (one zippered for valuables)Classic Sublimated logo designFull front zipperSoft sleeve ends
"Etxeondo’s jersey feels like a quality item as soon as you put it on, with a great cut and a smooth, comfortable fabric. Etxeondo claims this Meryl Micro is the world’s first ‘bacteriostatic’ material, which allows the skin to maintain its natural bacteria level, and it certainly didn’t get smelly. The arms are relatively long so aren’t too tight over the biceps, but they don’t ride up. The full-length zip has no storm flap or zip garage but is easy to adjust while riding." - Cycling Plus Road Tested - 5 stars The ...
The Solo Retro Tech Short Sleeved Jersey is intended to be your everyday training and racing jersey. Offering a close-fit anatomic cut that works beautifully on and off the bike, it incorporates the best of modern fabrics and construction methods and combines these with the classic understated Solo style. Tailored with a full front zipper offset by subtle Solo chest branding, the Retro Tech Short Sleeve proudly sports matching arm and neck bands for a true retro look. 3 rear pockets and a zippered 4th for valuables sit to the rear, whilst a customised silicon elastic waist band ...
Created with Etxeondo’s custom Super Dry fabric, the Etxeondo Andre Jersey nicely echoes the yesteryear of cycling with its simple, classic design. Stylishly cut, the Andre offers a full zip, Raglan cut sleeves, a very comfortable neck line and three pockets at the rear. Ideal for warm rides, the Etxeondo Andre is a great all-rounder that would suit club, training or relaxed road rides, and represents an excellent introduction to Etxeondo women's cycle clothing.Etxeondo Super Dry fabricFull-length zipFast dryingRaglan cut sleevesClassic designThree pocketsLow-weight and high breathability
A versatile, technical cycling jersey designed for wet, cold days, the Cafe du Cycliste Josette Jersey is a wind and waterproof top, ideal for rides in changeable conditions. Made from a unique fabric developed in Italy, and finished with an internal membrane and waterproof full zip for total insulation, it nevertheless sports armpit and back pocket vents to assist with on the bike thermo-regulation. Stretchy and lightweight, it won't flap in the wind, and is designed for rides between 5 to 15 celsius when worn with a base layer and / or arms warmers depending on the conditions. ...
As any cyclist knows, once the speed starts getting past 20kph, it becomes that much harder to not only increase, but to maintain speed. Castelli, rocking a cycle clothing heritage that goes back to the invention of rear jersey pockets no less, developed their Aero Race 4.0 Jersey in response to this problem, with the result that wearing the Aero 4.0 can save between 10-12 watts of power at 40kph. Now in its 6th successful iteration, the Castelli Aero Race 4.0 Jersey is a honed classic of the Italian brand's range, offering not only the aforementioned aero advantage, but a full length ...
Designed for the very hottest rides, the Castelli Climbers Jersey is a sub-100g cycling jersey designed for big temperature racing up or down hill. Ideal apparel to conquer tarmac melting international sportives in both comfort and style, the Climber's Jersey sports a multi-denier fabric that boasts excellent wicking characteristics, aerodynamic shoulder mesh fabric, and a full length Vislon zipper. Three rear pockets sit at the rear and a lightweight lycra hem completes the top.Strada light 3D meshMulti denier fabric for excellent wickingVelocity mesh fabric on shoulders for fit and ...
5 light and wicking fabrics, 15-panels for a perfect fit - the Castelli Fuga Jersey is big on numbers, but they're all lucky, with the dashing red or black top offering club run, Sunday specialists and sportive riders a striking, feature rich environment for their next ride.Rocking 3 external rear pockets and a zippered 4th melded to a limited stretch back panel that inhibits pocket sag (the ugly duckling of the cycling world!), the Castelli Fuga sports a full easy pull zip, tailored collar for a comfortable on the drops position, rear reflective tabs and silicon rear hem.5 light and ...
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 2013 is a visually striking cycling jersey, 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.
Sporting a soft, microfiber fabric tailored for a slim cut, three deep rear pockets and a welcome full front zip, the Twin Six The Grand Prix Jersey - White 2013 is a visually striking cycling jersey, perfectly suited to club runs, training rides or fast CX & Cross endeavours.100% Soft Polyester MicrofiberFull length invisible zipperThree deep back pocketsMade in the U.S.A.
Sporting a soft, microfiber fabric tailored for a slim cut, three deep rear pockets and a welcome full front zip, the Twin Six The Motor Jersey 2013 is a visually striking cycling jersey 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.
Sporting a soft, microfiber fabric tailored for a slim cut, three deep rear pockets and a welcome full front zip, the Twin Six The Argyle Jersey 2013 is a visually striking cycling jersey 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.
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