Winter riding has its good days and bad days. Sometimes the sun is high and bright and you can relish wrapping up in cosy winter kit with a smile on your face. There are other days when it's grey and gloomy and you need something bright to help propel you out the door.
Thankfully, there are tons of brands that realise the winter months need a little injection of colour from time to time. Here are some of our favourite bright and bold mood lifting winter jerseys to keep you snug AND smiley …
Morvelo Women's Blizzard ThermoActive Long Sleeve Jersey
Tastes vary, of course - but personally we reckon Morvelo have got it spot on with their dotty blue design.
The Blizzard is designed to suit a range of conditions - worn alone on days when it's just a little cool, with a base layer and gilet on cold days, or under a waterproof when it's really wet. Of course, nearly all long sleeved jerseys could be described thus - but the Blizzard takes multi-use into account more heavily. For example, the high collar keeps the wind out and the back sits low, just like a jacket, but the arms and shoulders are designed to fit closely, like a jersey.
The jacket/jersey (jaresy?) will set you back £85, and there are matching bottoms to go with it...
Stolen Goat Women's QOM Bodyline Long Sleeve Jersey
A thermal long sleeved jersey with a roubaix fleece lining, this offering from Stolen Goat promises warmth and a soft touch as well as a jazzy design.
A layer of warm air should be captured in the fleece lining to help maintain the perfect body temperature, whilst mesh ventilation under the arms and the wicking properties of roubaix are designed to combine to keep you sweat free.
HOY Vulpine Women's Long Sleeved Roubaix Jersey
Not enough blue in the sky? It's not a problem with this snuggly layer from HOY Vulpine.
Made from a light roubaix fabric, this jersey is breathable and wicks sweat quickly. Designed more for autumn days or faster paced rides in winter, it won't keep you warm on ambles in the depths of winter unless you're pretty warm blooded, but could be paired with a gilet or waterproof shell to keep you going through most of the colder months.
This one will set you back £79.99 and we've got a more in-depth review here.
Fat Lad at the Back (Lasses) Bobby Dazzler Long Sleeve Reflective Jersey
The Bobby Dazzler is bright in more ways that one. Not only does it feature a multicoloured geometric design, but the grey areas light up under artificial light as an added visibility aid.
The jersey is cut with extra length to ensure that you're not left exposed, especially in the cold, and the Italian technical fabric is breathable and designed to provide a high degree of sweat wicking.
At £69.99, this is reasonably priced for winter wear and sizes go up to 26.
Cafe Du Cycliste Women's Claudette Long Sleeved Jersey
Looking for a more classic styling and a little luxury? The Claudette might be up your street.
Constructed from a blissful sigh inducing 42 per cent merino mixed with silk, polyester and polamide, the stripy classic is suited to autumn and winter riding. The race fit jersey should suck up sweat and transport it away from your skin whilst remaining soft to the skin in the way only merino can. The overall objective? Maintaining a constant core temperature for ultimate comfort.
At £134, it's a luxury item, but should be a versatile and long-lasting.
Camille Heavyweight Jersey
Looking for something fiery with a bit of attitude? The Camille combines a cool blocky design with a little extra flare and colour.
Primal offer a wide range of bright and bold long sleeved jerseys, all of which use a 'sport' cut which is close enough not to flap but offers plenty of breathing room for relaxed winter rides. The heavyweight fabric is designed for cold days, but wicks and disperses moisture, helping to keep your temperature at just the right level.
This one will set you back £60 and is available in sizes XS to XL.
Women's Cross Long Sleeve Souplesse Jersey
Strictly designed for cyclocross, you could of could wear this jersey on or off-road, and it would have the same dull day cheering effect.
Based on the high end Souplesse road jersey, the mid-weight material contains a high elastane content (22 per cent) so should be snug and supportive. The complementary Rapha logo (why, of course!) is reflective for a little added visibility and the pockets are reinforced, as well as including a zipped compartment.
A considered purchases, this one costs £130 - so could be one for the Santa list!
dhb Women's Blok Macro Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey
Part of the dhb Blok range, this jersey sits alongside a wide range of matching accessories including a buff and socks to complete the look.
Made from a warm fleece lined roubaix fabric the key ingredient is breathable and high wicking polyester and the cuffs are elasticated to keep the breeze out whilst a silicone gripper keeps the hem in place.
Best if all? It's only £32 - which leaves change for a pair of bibs!
We hope there's something among this collection that brightens your day - but if you've got a specific idea of exactly what you want, why not try checking out this awesome new cycling kit database?