Road Cycling Clothing

First impressions: Maloja women’s cycle kit

Looking for some kit that’s a bit different to everything else out there? Want to channel the current trend for Peruvian prints into your riding wardrobe? German brand Maloja may just have what you are looking for.

Maloja (pronounced mah-low-yah) are named after a small Swiss mountain village. The German (not Swiss – confusing, I know) brand focus on producing quality bike and snow wear that looks stylish and unique.

A small but lovely sample from the extensive Maloja summer 3013 range.

Their current – and extensive – range is called Pachamama, Peruvian for ‘Mother Earth’, and was an inspired by a trip to South America in 2012. Colourful designs echo the vibrant textiles produced in Peru, with prints and motifs featuring on jerseys and shorts, and colours ranging from bright to earthy tones.

Maloja’s clothing is strikingly different to the majority of bike kit out there, and the technical detailing is impressive. The range is mostly aimed at XC and Freeride mountain bikers, but they also produce road shorts, jerseys and jackets, and have an extensive (and very tempting) range of casual clothing. There is a clear focus on producing garments sustainably.

Everything from liner shorts and leg warmers through to trousers and jackets are covered, and usually with at least a few options on colour or design. We think most people would find something to covet here – we certainly have! Click through to explore the kit that we’ve been sent to test.

If you want to get your hands on some Maloja kit, it’s available to buy online from these retailers; Tweeks CyclesMinx GirlCicla and Bike Tart.

Want to know how they perform? Stand by for a full product test. 


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