First Impressions: Flare Clothing Women’s Roost MTB Shorts and Jersey

Flare Clothing is the creation of designer and keen mountain biker Hannah Myers. She launched the range of women’s MTB gear in 2013, and all the products are made right here in the UK.

Roost is the Spring/Summer ’14 collection from Flare Clothing, and it’s got a pretty unique style. It consists of shorts, long and short sleeve jerseys and tanks designed with the enduro rider in mind.

We opened the packaged, studied the goods, and here are our first impressions.

Flare Roost Tank Jersey

  • The fabric feels very light and soft to touch, and kind of slinky. It designed to be light an breathable for riding on those hot summer days. Fingers crossed we get some!
  • Although it’s clearly a loose fit, it’s still got a feminine cut without being tight.

Price: £39.99
More info: Flare Clothing Co.

Flare Roost Enduro Shorts

  • Having had a quick look, we like the length of these shorts and the width of the opening at the knee. It looks like there’ll be room to fit and cover knee pads.
  • We’re intrigued by the fastening, which closes to one side at the hip. It’s different to anything we’ve seen on shorts before, and could be genius! We can’t wait to see what our reviewer says.
  • The polyester fabric is mid-weight, so not too heavy for summer wear but hopefully still tough enough to withstand crashes intact.
  • There’s a stretch panel at the rear of the shorts, which should give more freedom of movement when moving round on the shorts.
  • Finally, the splatter pattern of the shorts with the bright Flare logo caught our eye. No more will the mud splatters on our rear ends stand out from a distance!

Price: £84.99
More info: Flare Clothing Co.

Like this? Check these out!

We’ve reviewed the Flare Lunar Jersey – check it out here.

On the lookout for new shorts? We’ve got 8 of the Best Women’s MTB Shorts here for you to check out.

Find out how Hannah Myers Set Up the Flare Clothing Co.

Want to see this kit in action? Check out this video of Flare rider Emma Atkinson ripping up the trails in hers.

Emma Atkinson Rides Full Colour from BSWmedia on Vimeo.


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