The Best Cycling Jerseys
Jackets come and go with the weather but cycling jerseys are a constant ally on your rides throughout the year, so it’s important to pick out one that’s a joy to wear each and every time you pull it on. That means nailing temperature regulation, no uncomfortable rubbing against the skin, and pockets that are easy to access while you’re in the saddle. And let’s not forget a modicum of style, because who doesn’t want to cut a dash on the bike?
Here are seven of the best cycling jerseys to consider.
Kalf Flux Print
There are two colour options with this jersey, but we reckon the sunset vibe of the blue/orange design is the obvious winner. Whichever one you do go for, consider sizing up, because the Kalf Flux has a racing fit that leaves little to the imagination.
Buy from Evans | £70
Stolen Goat Fury
If you head to the Stolen Goat website you can pick from a number of excellent jersey designs, so if the sky-blue Fury doesn’t take your fancy then perhaps the X-Ray, with its X-ray specs pattern, just might.
Buy from Stolen Goat | £75
A great-value pick for the regular rider who needs a wardrobe full of jerseys, the dhb jersey has a relaxed fit with room for a base layer underneath on cold days. There are three rear pockets and a silicone hem on the back to stop the top riding up. In short, it ticks all the basic boxes required of a jersey – and there’s a choice of four colours.
Buy from Wiggle | £25
With a fleecy inner lining that keeps the chill at bay without causing you to overheat, this is a great option for chilly spring and autumn rides. The Rapha Core jersey is well suited to long rides and short commutes alike, and the antibacterial tech in the fabric will keep it smelling fresh even after a few outings.
Buy from Rapha | £85
Sportful Fiandre Light NoRain
This long-sleeved jersey uses water-resistant fabric on the forearms and back to help you shrug off any unexpected showers during your ride. It’s also highly breathable, making it a versatile option that you can pop on throughout spring and autumn safe in the knowledge you’re ready for almost anything the weather gods are likely to throw at you.
Buy from Wiggle | £120
A breathable, thermal top that’s ideal for cold but dry rides. The Boardman jersey is also decent value at under £40, and it has reflective details to make you more visible at night.
Buy from Halfords | £39
Gore C3 Thermo Jersey
You can wear this jersey all winter long, either by itself or with a base layer and/or jacket when the weather turns especially frosty. For most of autumn and spring you’ll get by with the Thermo jersey alone, with its soft, brushed inner fabric comfortable to wear against your skin.
Buy from Gore Wear | £99.99