It wasn’t too long ago when women’s mountain bike attire was virtually non-existent and we were having to make do with both men’s and children’s riding wear.
However, when the industry began to recognise the rise of female shredders, Troy Lee Designs were one of the first major brands to come to our aid. Okay, so the multi-coloured leopard print wasn’t to everyone’s taste, but they helped get the ball rolling for gender equality in the sport.
Today, we have a new wave of Troy Lee Designs women’s trail kit and we’ve been taking it out on the bike to see whether it’s withstood the test of time…
Troy Lee Designs: Women’s Trail Jerseys
You may think that a good trail jersey isn’t hard to come by, but in my experience, I’ve struggled to find something that ticks all the boxes.
Of course, there’s the fit. I like mine to be loose but with a good shape on it that doesn’t leave me feeling boxy, and because I have a giraffe neck body, it needs to be long too! The material needs to work with me; breathe, be soft on the skin and fairly tough for my inevitable lie-downs. Finally, there’s design… There are no two ways about it, I want it to look good, who doesn’t?
So, we have the women’s Skyline s/s jersey in a colour-fade blue and straight off the bat, it fits like a dream. It’s long and loose, thin and comfortable and even the neckline is low as it forms a v-shape. I particularly like the navy-fade colourway and appreciate TLD’s efforts to stay away from traditional pink designs. In fact, they seem to be one of the only mountain bike brands to offer a range of all-black women’s riding apparel!
There are three colour options; ‘Dissolve Navy’, ‘Dissolve Turquoise’and black with sizes ranging from small to x.large.