In England it’s that time of year when the sun is randomly coming out to play, finally. Now if you’re like me all that Summer kit you bought in the Winter you’re already a little bit used to by now and have started browsing for more. When I first started my blog I said that there was a real lack of Women’s Cycling wear. I mentioned Dhb, Liv Cycling and Morvelo as a few brands that actually think outside the box and don’t want to just dress us in black or florals. However that’s really not enough is it but there is hope, more UK based Women’s brands like Victor and Leap and Queen of the Mountain are pushing themselves to the forefront of Women’s Cycling Apparel.
In this post I am going to take us a little way from the UK, ok pretty far away to our friends in the US and Australia as they have really got it going on when it comes to crazy cool kits for Women.
Jerseys are $175
Machines for Freedom was founded by a Jenn Hannon in Malibu and I quote from their about me “Machines For Freedom was born of necessity. Of the radical notion that women deserve clothing that functions the way they need it to and looks damn good” hear, hear. The colours and pattern of the Jersey on the left kind of reminds me of the QoM Classic Soleil Jersey.
Jersey $133 & Bib Shorts $199.50
I have admired this brand for quite some time their kits are often monochrome with a houndstooth pattern spin. This kit caught my eye just the other day, which you may have noticed if you follow my instagram. Their founder is an ex-professional cyclist and the brand resides in the US. The brand is pronounced as Pa-Nache or PUH-Nash. The only UK stockist I have seen are Wiggle and they only have one item at present, wah!
Jersey £80 & Shorts £75
Well I had to add one brand from the UK didn’t I? I am showing these guys some real appreciation as they are a first in terms of a Women’s specific triathlon brand. They have recently started but are already stocked on Sigma Sport and Velo Sport. As they are a tri brand it’s worth checking out their tri suit which has a detachable race belt. Their cycling shorts are high waisted shorts and not bib to ensure you don’t get that back midriff with lower shorts. The design of the kit is made of subtle geo prints and are named after places in London. I’m looking forward to seeing what they come up with next.
Jersey $180 AUD
This time we have an Australian Brand but fear not a great selection of their gear can be found on Sigma Sport. The Jersey’s are £90 and the Bib Shorts are £140. I’m pretty sure Sigma’s website will be favourited after this! MAAP uses a lot of blues, greens, spots and wiggly lines to identify their kit. Their designs feel really fresh to me.
Jerseys $179.95 and the Bib Shorts left to right are $189.95 &$209.95 AUD
I am more familiar with this brand in terms of ath-leisure and only released recently that they do cycling clothes too. If I’m honest I think their cycling kit is much better than their gym ones but perhaps I’m biased. The feather print jersey is just gorgeous, I know I moaned about black earlier but all is forgiven for that pattern.
Both the Jersey and Bib Shorts are $150
I saw this kit on Instagram recently and despite knowing the brand I didn’t realise they did such outlandish kit. I wouldn’t usually promote camo but I love the camo with a neon pink twist. Again our friends from across the pond but Alé can be found on Wiggle £90 for the Jersey and £95 for the Bib Shorts.
Thanks for reading and enjoy your rides, stay safe and hydrate #preparedtotri x