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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Ideally suited to both road and trail, the Etxeondo Feman Jersey is an adaptable warm weather women's cycling jersey. Finished with a full front zip that allows a great measure of temperature control and tipped with a custom Etxeondo zip puller for easy access with cycling gloves, it features mesh side inserts which carry on over the shoulders - a boon for the very hottest rides. Three rear pockets adorn the rear, whilst the Feman is completed by subtle Etxeondo branding on the chest and middle back. Mesh inserts for warm weather ridingEtxeondo lined full zipperThree deep rear pocketsQuick ...
The stand out feature of all Craft jerseys is the fit. Long arms, generous back coverage and a body shape that interacts with the shoulders so well, you really feel they become part of you during the ride. The Craft Elite Bike Long Sleeve Jersey for 2013 carries on this Swedish tradition of intensive ergonomics, by offering the rider a beautifully cut, windproof, water resistant Ventair fabric, for a perfect on the bike position. A full zip sits at the front, detailed with welcome reflective areas for low light visibility, whilst at the rear, 3 deep pockets provide more than enough space ...
An ideal cycling jersey for chilly to cold road sessions, the Solo RT Winter Jersey offers the rider a light to mid weight outer layer made with a warming, thermal fabric lightly brushed on the inside. Three generous rear pockets sit at the rear, accompanied by a waterproof zippered and lined fob pocket, and to the side, a concealed pocket ideally sized for keys. A full front zipper sits at the front, accompanied by a subtle Solo logo on the chest. Knitted collar and cuffs complete the look. A superb race fit and an ideal all season piece when paired with a Solo Base layer ...
Designed for the very warmest days, the Etxeondo Feather Jersey is an exceedingly lightweight, UV protective cycling jersey made from Meryl fabric and tailored for an ergonomic cut. Ideal paired with the Spanish brand's Feather Bib Shorts or worn alongside existing bib shorts, the Feather Jersey sports a hidden 3/4 zipper, 3 deep rear pockets and rear reflective detailing for excellent low light visibility. A highly comfortable neck line (a noted Etxeondo feature) closed via an easy-reach Etxeondo branded puller completes the top.3/4 length zipperExceedingly lightweight Meryl fabric constructionUV ...
The Cafe du Cycliste Violette Jersey is a merino wool based performance 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 Violette sports 3 deep rear pockets, a zipped key pocket, 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. Two-tone collar, cuffs and subtle Cafe du Cycliste embroidered ...
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 ...
A brand new addition to the Swedish brand's collection for 2013, the Craft Elite Bike Weather Jersey is a windproof & water repellent cycling jersey, perfectly suited to changeable conditions, where blustery wind, showers or sunshine could be your ride companions. Laser cut throughout for a crisp, clean look, the Weather Jersey offers a fitted shape that utilises the Craft principle of variable fabric thickness for specific heat zones. Three rear pockets augmented with a zippered 4th for valuables sit at the rear, whilst up front, a full lock-down YKK zipper with ...
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Since their inception, Twin Six have made a name for themselves creating hugely popular graphics-led cycling jerseys, but for 2013, this US brand has produced a limited edition, highly technical premium jersey, finished with embroidered detailing, UV protection & silicon rear grippers, all topped off with a relaxed race cut perfectly suited to club runs, training rides or competitive outings. Called the Twin Six Standard Jersey, it sports a high-grade microfiber construction, full zip and 3 roomy rear pockets. 3 rear pockets UV protective Full zipper Embroidered ...
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.
Sporting a soft, microfiber fabric tailored for a slim cut, three deep rear pockets and a welcome full front zip, the Twin Six The Brew Pub Jersey 2013 is a visually striking cycling jersey inspired by the Alpe d'Huez in France, 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.
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