Katherine Brand looks high and low for 7 of the best looking women’s jerseys currently on offer. Don’t worry about how much they cost, you just need to look good.
Outfoxed Start A Revolution Jersey, Velo Vixen
This bright coral jersey – sure to make you stand out from the crowd – is funky, stylish and boasts plenty of features us cyclists look for in our beloved clobber.
Breathable and quick-drying with a comfortable, rather than race-tight, cut the jersey boasts reflective strips and numerous pockets. For the very reasonable price tag we don’t think you could ask for much more!
Buy it here: www.outfoxedwomenscycling.co.uk
Women’s Merino Henley, Vulpine
Made from 100% finest merino wool, what this jersey may lack in over-the-top design, it makes up for in softness and comfort. Thanks to its convenient pocket space – one pocket, stylishly placed to the side – and the ability of merino to keep you cool in the warm and warm in the cold, this jersey will serve you well across the seasons.
Available in mulberry and black, one of the things we love about this luxurious Vulpine jersey is that you won’t scream cyclist should you decide to venture off your bike for a mid-ride wander. Yet you’ll still be the most comfortable cyclist there was when perched upon your steed.
Buy it here: www.vulpine.cc
Cacciatore Womens Nth Series SS Jersey, Morvelo
Performance and style-driven, Morvelo’s Cacciatore jersey is designed using Dri-Clim fabric on the back and underarms to keep you dry on high-intensity rides.
The remainder is made from a closer weave for improved aerodynamics. And the best part? These are all natural – rather than chemically achieved – attributes, meaning they’ll stick around wash after wash.
When it comes to aesthetics, the mountain silhouette design and striking red and green stripes are bold yet feminine, while the panelled construction, double-stitched pockets and quality component fabrics will make this a long-term staple of your cycling wardrobe.
Buy it here: www.morvelo.com
Ladies Café Jersey Polka, Chapeau
This cheery little number is so lovely that you may well be tempted to pair it with jeans for casual trips out sans-bike. Indeed, this was Chapeau’s intent when designing the Cafe Jersey – to create a tee for more casual riding without compromising on the functionality us cycling folk have come to expect.
With two large rear pockets and an additional water-resistant zipped pocket, silicone hem gripper and reflective Chapeau badge to the rear, they’ve certainly achieved this.
The fun polka-dot design means you can don this jersey safe in the knowledge that you’ll look the part on that oh-so-important mid-ride coffee stop, while still having a place to store your cake-bound pennies.
Buy it here: www.chapeau.cc
Nabila Jersey, Maloja
Pleating to the front, back yolk and a brilliant bicycle motif make for a cute, feminine jersey, which I for one wouldn’t want to take off!
And it’s definitely not a case of style over substance; the Nabila jersey is cut from Ibisco material, which is lightweight, stretchy and soft, with a Polygiene finish to minimise odours.
Buy it here: www.cyclesurgery.com
Fierlan Jersey, Fierlan
Being Bristol-based, le Bidon couldn’t fail to include this supremely elegant offering from our Bristolian contemporaries – Fierlan – a small company founded in our fine city in 2013.
All-white apart from the duck-egg blue Fierlan logo to the front, this jersey boasts a graceful simplicity that’s echoed in its design – 100% merino wool, three pockets (one zipped) and a full length centre front zip. Unfussy, beautiful, and the ultimate in femininity.
Buy it here: www.fierlan.com
Velocissme Womens SS Jersey, Morvelo
Expertly-made and fantastically designed, it wasn’t hard for a second Morvelo offering to find its way onto our shortlist.
The Vanno Velocissme jersey is perhaps the coolest of our bunch. And considering it’s handmade, the slightly higher price tag is a steal!
Buy it here: www.morvelo.com