It’s 2018 and if a few years ago you were to tell me that women’s MTB apparel would be in abundance, I would have laughed, but look, it is and while we have to thank the big brands for leading the way, a bigger thanks goes to those few brave individuals who set out to cater specifically for female mountain bikers and Chicken Line is one such brand.
Chicken Line is the creative child from the founder, Elena who explains; “The idea of a women’s clothing brand was born in my mind a few years ago as I could not find MTB clothing with appealing colours and real lady fit. There were only a few brands producing women’s stuff at that time, so I decided to do something for the girls who ride. After 20 years in a company that produces lighting components, in December 2016 I quit my job and started this new adventure in the world of mountain bike wear.”
We got our hands on the new Mojito Jersey, Cargo Shorts and accessories and in the brief spells of a snow reprieve, I managed to get out and give the kit a good shred…
Chicken Line Mojito Jersey
Starting at the top with the long-sleeve Mojito jersey, Chicken Line has ensured that not only the fit is feminine but the design is too.
With a striking pattern and colourway, you surely won’t be missed as you shred through the trees like a blur of awesomeness. The fit is loose with a slight taper with a v-neckline trimmed in orange, along with the sleeve cuffs. Made from a breathable and light polyester, this jersey quickly dries and keeps the moisture away from your skin.
While I love the bright green, blue and orange, I couldn’t help but feel this jersey is let down by the vast amounts of white. Purely from my laundry focused mind, white is a nuisance to keep white at the best of times, and in MTB, that’s almost impossible.