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It doesn't matter whether you're a casual trail rider or downhill junkie, when temperatures rise, you are going to want a mountain bike jersey that will keep you cool and sweat free.

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The best jerseys will provide your skin with a layer of protection, whilst still being breathable and wicking sweat away to keep you from getting too hot and sticky.

Pockets for energy bars are pretty handy too, and a full zip will give you the ability to up your ventilation if you need it.

We've rounded up ten of the best jerseys for mountain bikers on the market right now - here we go...

(Psst - if you're after a bargain, you might be able to pick up some deals on these great 2014 jerseys!)

troy lee

Last year's Skyline jersey was so popular that it's back, with a zesty new colour scheme and the same, breathable and flexible material that makes it a great addition to any mountain biker's kit draw.

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Angled cuffs make for less bunching at the sleeves, and a gel print on the tail keeps the jersey from riding up under heat. The nine panel construction ensures a comfortable women's specific fit that looks great on and off the bike.

See it at Chain Reaction Cycles for £33.99.

madison jersey

This loose fitting, lightweight jersey is made from breathable fabric, and has mesh vent panels to keep you cool.

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The rear pockets are elasticated, to make grabbing food and other provisions easy, and there is one zipped pocket for valuables.

You can pick this jersey up in purple, pink, or teal, and it's available in sizes 8 to 16. We saw it for £21.98, at Tredz cycles.

maloja2

This casual cut jersey from Maloja is made from Airdry Material - it's designed for maximal breathability and moisture transfer, and has a Polygiene finish to combat bacteria and odour build up.

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A loose fit piece of kit, this one isn't a race-ready jersey, but is more for those who just want to get out on the singletrack for the day and have fun.

We found it at Wiggle for £55.

gore

Available in Black and White or 'jazzy' pink and white, this jersey from Gore Bike Wear is packed full of technical features to make sure you're comfortable as you shred.

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Polyester fabric wicks moisture to keep you dry, and a full length zip provides plenty of scope for extra ventilation. Three pockets at the rear should be enough to carry some easy-reach nibbles, and grippers on the elastic will keep it all in place.

We found it for £47.39 in sizes extra small to extra extra large, at Wiggle here.

fox

We're a bit in love with this foxy number (sorry...) that features quick-dry polyester, breathes well and wicks moisture to keep your skin dry on the hottest of days.

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The cool design and casual v-neck with women's specific fit could look at home in your casual wardrobe, but the mesh back, zipped rear pocket and flatlock construction make it fit for the trails.

We found it for £39.99 at Evans Cycles.

endura jersey

The Endura women's range is growing faster than the men's selection - and the brand are committed to providing technical gear that works hard, but still looks feminine.

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The Singletrack jersey has a hidden full zip, so there's extra ventilation should you be getting super hot and bothered, and fast-drying fabric should prevent any distracting melting moments.

A hidden rear zip pocket will keep your essentials safe on the trails, too. We found this one for £33.25 at Evans Cycles - available in purple or blue, from X Small to Large.

zim

We were bowled over by Zimstern's wide range of women's mountain biking kit - which includes 12 jerseys, each in three different colour options.

The Beeca Jersey features an awesome stars and stripes design printed on ultra lightweight fabric with an anti-bacterial finish.

There are two rear pockets and an extended drop tail will keep you covered as you move.

The jersey is available from Zimstern in black, blue and prune for €69.95, though sizes are now limited to small only.

ixs

This split colour jersey has a loud and proud design that will get you feeling bold when it comes time to hit the trails.

It features UV protection and plenty of breathability, plus a short front zip so you can give yourself some extra air if you need it.

Available in green and black, purple and dark blue, as well as blue and lime (as pictured), this one will set you back £39.89 from Chain Reaction Cycles.

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