The good news: summer cycling is not too far away. In fact, if you catch Mother Nature on a good day, you could even suggest it’s already arrived (we’ll brush over the sleet yesterday…)
Summer jerseys are all about breathability, quality wicking fabrics that draw sweat away from the skin, and of course everybody likes a good fit that makes them feel confident and comfortable on the bike.
Summer jerseys can be teamed with arm warmers and a gilet on the chillier days of spring, and should the temperatures rise both these layers can be rolled into a pocket and stowed away. It’s always best to wear a base layer underneath your jersey, too – giving you an extra layer of protection should you be unlucky enough to lose your grip on the road, and also acting as an extra sweat wicker so you don’t have to feel those droplets cool on your skin when you stop.
There are hundreds of brands out there making some great summer jerseys, but obviously we’ve got our favourites. Here are just a few of the best summer jerseys…
FWE LTR Women’s Short Sleeve Jersey – £29.99
If you want technical, quick drying fabric, but without a price tag that makes you do a double take, then this offering from Evans Cycles’ in-house brand could do the job.
The LTR (lunch time ride, an Evans Cycles Friday tradition) jersey is meant to provide a fairly relaxed fit, and we did find we had lots of breathing room when wearing it. The fabric is fast drying and breathable, and we love that it’s available in a great post-box red as well as a more understated black with mint details.
See it here.