A cycling jersey is a technical piece of apparel that is designed to help you function at your best while riding. Road jerseys come in various fits and fabrics to suit different styles and conditions of riding, but all focus on breathability – keeping you cool while you pedal away.
Even though all cycling jerseys are engineered to ensure you’re comfortable on the bike, prices vary considerably and you can pay anything from £20 – £150.
So, if you think you’ll be able to get away with wearing that cotton t-shirt on your next 30-mile Sunday jaunt, think again!
Why wear a cycling jersey?
- Cycling jerseys are designed with wicking fabrics that help regulate your body temperature, key for a comfortable ride and preventing you from overheating.
- You have the ability to carry all necessary accessories required for a ride on you in specially designed pockets that are easy to access while cycling along.
- When you’re in the riding position, cycling jerseys fit perfectly and keep all the right parts of your body covered.
- More recently jerseys are being constructed from material that protects you from the sun’s harmful rays. It’s quite easy to get caught out in the UK, so this is a great addition to check for.
With more women’s cycling attire on offer than ever before, we guide you through the key elements you need to consider when purchasing a road jersey.