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MEAME: Urban Cycling Jackets and Cap

We review the new stylish range of urban wear from MEAME

Many performance clothing companies are beginning to move away from the traditional soft shell, brightly coloured, and quite obviously sporty styled apparel.

With the growing popularity of cycling, cost of transport on the rise and general well-being becoming increasingly important, it’s clear that there are just as many people seeking casual commuting clothing as there are people after speedsuits and lycra.

Brands are starting to separate from the traditional style of cycling apparel, and explore new avenues of fashion which marries function and style to look good on and off the bike.

One such brand that’s pushing this boundary is MEAME, and we’ve put their women’s jackets to the test.

Maia Reflective Jacket

Meame Tweed jacket

First up for review is the elegant tweed style blazer, the Maia jacket for women.

This garment is tailored with British herringbone tweed, that contains reflective threading for low-light conditions. The thick quality feel of this jacket is deceiving because it’s surprisingly breathable which is aided by underarm ventilation.

The reflective threading used throughout the garment is totally invisible in the day time. However, it does do well to reflect in low-light conditions, albeit subtle.

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To help battle the British showers, the fabric has been finished with a Teflon coating to repel water and protect the jacket over time.

The inside construction of the Maia jacket is where a lot of care and consideration has been made for cyclists. With elasticated and pleated panels, there’s a great range of movement whilst riding, and at no point did I feel restricted or hindered in any way.

Meame jacket and hat

Having a long torso myself, I was very impressed with the fit and length of the Maia jacket. The flattering cut tapers at the waist, whilst coming down long enough at the back to provide ample coverage when riding.

Maia Jacket Available here for £295

Polaris Reflective Hat

Using the same reflective British herringbone tweed as the Maia jacket, the Polaris cap has been made in partnership with esteemed hat makers, Laird London.

Suitable for wearing stand alone, or underneath your helmet, this cap offers reflective capabilities to help you remain seen in low-light conditions.

This cap is extremely comfortable and completes the sophisticated urban cyclist look when coupled with the Maia Jacket.

Polaris Hat Available here for £55

Altair Biker Jacket

meame biker jacket

This versatile and stylish biker jacket is easy to fall in love with. The waterproof high quality fabric feels rich and durable, and able to withstand city riding conditions.

The cut is comfortable and flattering to the body, offering a great deal of movement whilst providing water and windproof protection.

One of the best features is arguably the detachable sleeves which transforms the Altair biker jacket into a gilet. The zips are discrete, yet easily accessible so when you feel yourself overheating on warmer days, it’s quick to lose the sleeves and carry on with the ride.

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Similarly to the Maia tweed style jacket, the Altair biker jacket has a carefully designed internal system which is responsible for the comfortable fit and freedom of movement.

Because the jacket is tailored to be waist fitting, MEAME has incorporated a magnetic mud flap which you can pull down to cover your behind whilst cycling, and catching any messy splashbacks.

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Altair biker jacket is available here for £295

The stylish urban cycling wear from MEAME is luxury at its finest, with a luxury price tag. Careful consideration has been made with the fashionista and rider in mind. From the careful construction of the garments to allow unrestricted movement, to the versatility of the jackets on and off the bike.

What I especially like about MEAME is the branding subtly. Logos and names aren’t splashed all over the clothing, which sometimes makes you feel more like a pedalling billboard than a commuter. The craftsmanship that has gone into MEAME’s range of performance apparel is something to be admired.

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