Jersey's & Tops
Cycling has become very popular for both men and women. Some use a bike to commute to work, some enjoy mountain biking at weekends, others are members of a cycling club or race. There has also been a huge rise in the range of cycling equipment available, including clothing. Cycling clothes should be lightweight and breathable. Layering helps to ensure you maintain an optimum temperature.
Cycle jerseys are an essential element of any biker's wardrobe. Many are designed specifically for women. Some of the leading manufacturers of womens cycle jerseys are Scott, Gore and Altura. When looking for womens cycle tops consider what you will be using them for and at what time of year. Most women find it useful to have long sleeved and short sleeved ladies cycle jerseys for different times of the year.
Long sleeved ladies cycle tops often come with a fleecy lining to help give insulation when it is cold. Another feature that many have is a number of zips to give more ventilation if it is needed. Most cycling jerseys are also reflective and use light weight materials which are quick drying. Short sleeved cycling jerseys tend to be tight fitting and as you might imagine are more suitable for warmer conditions.
If you are out for the whole day cycling then a jersey with pockets for storage at the back can be useful. Long sleeved cycling jerseys usually contain more pockets but short sleeved ones will generally have a hip pocket at least.