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The Best Women’s Cycling Jerseys for 2018

By Bonnie Friend

From eco-friendly to heritage style, this year’s cycling jerseys are getting as competitive as their wearers. With no loss on sporting edge – are you a bamboo or aerodynamic microfibre kind of girl?

The eco option

The bamboo clothing from BAM, a UK based manufacturer of ethical and environmentally friendly sportswear, doesn’t hold onto that sweaty smell because it’s made of natural fibres. Yup, that’s right, it’s made of real bamboo – a highly sustainable plant that’s super soft, antibacterial, protects from UV light, is kind to the skin and keeps moisture away from the skin. So, whether it is for warm-ups, cool-downs, bike rides or weekend hikes, this women’s zip-neck sweat top is an active wardrobe essential, but still stylish enough to accompany you on a trip into town or a cup of coffee with friends.

High-style cycling

Simple, stylish and versatile, Vulpine is the brand that prides itself on technically advanced, finely detailed, everyday cycling clothing for men and women, whether you’re riding for sport or transport. Their chic jerseys are made from the extrafine merino wool and are odourless and breathable so you stay warm in the cool and cool in the warmth – perfect as we head into spring!

Svelte heritage

A sartorial holy grail for any stylish cyclist, Rapha Racing meets all requirements. Absolutely a sports brand but with all the style to wear whenever you’re on your bike, there’s a heritage look to its colours and clean lines that we can all fall in love with. Take, for example, their Soulless Thermal Jersey – a cold weather training jersey that allows you to stay aero without freezing. It’s warm, fast, and reflective – perfect!

Aerodynamic style

Australian cycling brand Pedla is born of Melborne’s rich sports culture, and their dedication to fitness in style is profoundly evident in the kit they provide and their understanding of the demands it needs to meet. Their Aero / Loops Jersey, for example, is constructed from a pre-dyed, super lightweight aero Lycra fabric, and is a set-in-sleeve jersey that uses the latest in quick-drying microfibre materials, which is naturally soft, stretchable and breathable – perfect for summer conditions.

Safe and savvy

The Swedish brand with a mission to do the best they can to keep cyclists safe, POC is known for their all-weather approach complete with snow goggles and helmets in the range. Dedicated to those with a passion for competitive cycling, they also do a slick range of clothing that includes the likes of their Fondo Gradient Women’s Classic Jersey. Made from a breathable and high-wicking polyester fabric, the jersey is versatile with raglan sleeves for enhanced flexibility, a front zipper, underarm mesh and side panels for maximum temperature regulation.