If it’s January, it’s time for the sales! Here’s a quick sprint round some of the bargains out there. Spotted any more? Tell us in the comments.
One of our favourite bike shops, Sigma Sport is doing a great deal on Icebreaker merino baselayers, including this Icebreaker Dash Crewe Short Sleeve Women’s Baselayer.
We love Merino baselayers for their softness, warmth and resistance to pong, but good ones aren’t cheap. £29.99 instead of £49.95 is a great deal.
Whether you love Rapha for the style and quality or can’t get past the fleet of MAMILs following the brand, you can’t deny that Rapha makes some very nice women’s gear.
The Wind Jacket’s not supposed to be waterproof, but it’s close enough that you can use it in anything short of a proper downpour, while the Classic jersey is just that: merino-based fabric cut into a nicely-shaped, cosy jersey. The included arm-warmers help make the price a bit less wince-inducing.
The Classic Wind Jacket is £115 instead of £165 and the Classic Jersey is £100.00, reduced from £130.00.
Vulpine dipped a toe in the water of women’s clothing last year with the rather lovely Vulpine Women’s Merino Button Jersey.
We gather Vulpine is planning a lot more women’s clothing but right now you can pick up a Merino Button jersey for £57 instead of the usual £75.
Oh, and big congratulations to Nick at Vulpine, who has just become a daddy.
Mega mail order specialist Wiggle has loads of women’s gear on sale at the moment. You can browse the whole selection on their women’s clothing sale page.
Highlights include a selection of ultra-top-quality Assos clothing from Switzerland at prices that are slightly less silly than usual. Assos gear is amazingly comfortable and durable, but the initial cost is still a bit of a hit to the purse. Still, 31% off Assos Ladies H FI.Lady S5 Waist Shorts (£82.60) is a good deal.
If three-quarter length leggings are more your speed, take a look at the Sugoi RS leggings – 25 percent off.
Wiggle also has a great deal on one of our favourite saddles – the Selle Italia Gel Flow for just £55 instead of the usual £70. Bargain!
Need some new mountain biking gloves? At under a tenner, these Sombrio Oso Epik Gloves are a bargain.
Shimano’s women’s shoes are deservedly popular. Thirty percent off Shimano’s WR41 shoes is a good deal – just over £50 for good-quality women-specific road shoes.