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Our Favorite Cycling Jerseys Reviewed and Compared

last updated Mar 25, 2019
The right apparel can mean a large assortment of things. Making the correct choice can make all the difference in terms of your performance in both the long and short term. Sometimes, though, it’s a step farther than choosing the right athletic shirt or shorts. For certain routines, such as cycling, you need something more specialized.

A cyclist can tell you that their needs are complex and demanding. It takes a lot to make sure that they can finish the race comfortable and healthy. A standard running or athletic top won’t do the job, not entirely. But a cycling jersey provides the perfect amount of moisture wicking and protection. A cycling jersey will also provide protection from the wind, very important in a sport like cycling, without limiting ventilation. All the while these jerseys are lightweight and perfect for layering.

In a Hurry? The test winner after 20 hrs of research

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Castelli Perfetto Light
97/100 our score
Comfort
98
Breathability
97
Size
96
Style
96
Weather Resistance
98
Castelli Perfetto Light
Why is it better?
  • Comfortable, lightweight, breathable
  • Windproof and water-resistant
  • Versatile option to be worn from slight chilly to hot weather
  • Mid-range price
  • Stylish and lots of color options
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Castelli Perfetto Light
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For this update, we went through and reviewed our products to ensure the best of the best is on our list. Our goal is to keep our guide as up to date as possible so you have all the information you need to find the best cycling jerseys available. With this update, we added more details about our criteria and selection process as well as more insights from our cycling experts. Be sure to check out the FAQ section and product details for all the information you need to know to make the selection that is best for you!

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#1
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
97
Comfort
98%
Breathability
97%
Size
96%
Style
96%
Weather Resistance
98%
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$199.95
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#2
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95.2
Comfort
96%
Breathability
97%
Size
95%
Style
95%
Weather Resistance
93%
Price Comparison Last Updated (21.05.19)
$101.78
#3
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93
Comfort
95%
Breathability
93%
Size
93%
Style
92%
Weather Resistance
92%
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$21.99
#4
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.2
Comfort
93%
Breathability
91%
Size
93%
Style
92%
Weather Resistance
92%
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$62.98
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$84.96
#5
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
90
Comfort
90%
Breathability
90%
Size
90%
Style
90%
Weather Resistance
90%
Price Comparison Last Updated (21.05.19)
$101.15
#6
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.4
Comfort
88%
Breathability
88%
Size
87%
Style
86%
Weather Resistance
88%
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$111.99
#7
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85.6
Comfort
86%
Breathability
86%
Size
85%
Style
85%
Weather Resistance
86%
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$169.99
#8
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83.6
Comfort
85%
Breathability
85%
Size
83%
Style
82%
Weather Resistance
83%
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$62.23
#9
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
81.4
Comfort
83%
Breathability
82%
Size
82%
Style
80%
Weather Resistance
80%
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$169.99
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#10
The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
77.4
Comfort
78%
Breathability
77%
Size
77%
Style
77%
Weather Resistance
78%
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$33.75
$33.75
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In Depth Review Top 10
  • Castelli Perfetto Light
  • Santini Queen 2.0
  • Spotti Long Sleeve
  • POC Fondo Classic
  • Louis Garneau Course Superleggera 2
  • Castelli Forza Pro
  • Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Windstopper
  • Fox Racing Switchback Comp
  • Sportful Fiandre Light
  • Pearl iZUMi Select Quest Sleeveless
Table of contents
  • Criteria Used for Evaluation
  • Other Factors to Consider
  • Frequently Asked Questions
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Our Favorite Cycling Jerseys

1. Castelli Perfetto Light

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
97
Castelli Perfetto Light
Comfort
98
Breathability
97
Size
96
Style
96
Weather Resistance
98
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Pros:
  • Comfortable, lightweight, breathable
  • Windproof and water-resistant
  • Versatile option to be worn from slight chilly to hot weather
  • Mid-range price
  • Stylish and lots of color options
Cons:
  • Not as stretchy as other options so might need a size up
  • No insulation so might be too cold for cooler rides

This is the best cycling jerseys for casual riders to those training and racing. It has one of the best fits, feeling like a second skin. It contours nicely and is very lightweight. It is equipped with tech that blocks the wind and repels water. Plus its long tail keeps water spray at bay. It keeps the cyclist warm, even in chillier temperatures, and dry and cool in the warmer weather, making it a worthy buy for all seasons.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

This option performs exceedingly well at keep the cyclist dry and comfortable. The perfect temperature to wear the Perfetto is suggested anywhere between warm to damp weather in the 50s to the high 60s. However, it can even be worn in as low as the 40s when layered properly.

Where it performs the best is when its drizzling or wind in the chilly to mild spring and fall weather. Its made of Gore Windstopper material in the front, sleeves, and yoke that makes it windproof, as well as Nano Light material on the back that is both breathable and water-resistant. It is very lightweight, breathes well and sweating isn’t a problem when wearing this jersey.

Design and Fit

This option has an aerodynamic fit that hardcore cyclists will enjoy. It is body hugging and made to be like a second skin. This makes it great for competitive cycling and training rides. It has a reflective logo on its rear for visibility in low-light situations. It has three rear pockets for storing items and a full-length zipper.

2. Santini Queen 2.0

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
95.2
Santini Queen 2.0
Comfort
96
Breathability
97
Size
95
Style
95
Weather Resistance
93
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Pros:
  • Aerodynamic design that is lightweight
  • Breathable and comfortable
  • Great fit for women
  • Lots of pockets
  • High-quality material
Cons:
  • Available only for women
  • Can be see-through

This high-performance jersey is tailored for females, providing a sleek and slim fit. Its main selling point is the amount of breathability it offers thanks to its half-moon micro mesh on the front, sides, and back for optimum ventilation. It has soft and stretchy material that allows for full range of motion, is aerodynamic and offers UV protection.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

The Queen 2.0 is made of high-quality Italian Aortic “fresh touch” fabric that makes it aerodynamic and lightweight at just 116 grams. Light like a feather and breathable, it has half-moon micromesh on the back and sides that increases ventilation. This is one of the best options for mild spring and hot summer days because of how well it breathes, keeping the cyclist cool.

Design and Fit

This is one comfortable jersey but still does have a slim performance fit. It has an elasticated band throughout except around the waist, resulting in a form-flattering fit. The shoulders are stretchy and allow for full range of motion. While it’s also nice as a base layer, it can be a bit see-through. This is something to keep in mind when removing layers or wearing by itself. It has five pickets, and two additional side pockets, so storage isn’t a problem.

3. Spotti Long Sleeve

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
93
Spotti Long Sleeve
Comfort
95
Breathability
93
Size
93
Style
92
Weather Resistance
92
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Pros:
  • Long sleeve, but can be worn in all kinds of weather
  • Moisture-wicking and breathable
  • Looser, comfortable fit
  • Great price
Cons:
  • Not tight enough for racers
  • Long sleeves, but not warm enough for winter

With a great fit that doesn’t stick to the skin, this cycling jersey wicks away sweat and dries quickly. It is lightweight but also has thermal control capabilities. This prevents the cyclists from feeling cold after working up a sweat in the cooler weather. Its long sleeves are ideal for cooler rides, but also protects from the sun and is breathable for warmer weather. It has reflective properties for increased visibility in low light situations, and best of all is available for a great price.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

This jersey has high performing wicking functionality, taking the sweat away from the skin and out through the fabric while drying quickly. It is one of the most breathable on this list, making it possible to wear even when the temperatures warm up. It has a mesh material that breathes well, its long sleeves protecting from sun exposure. Even though it is lightweight, it does have thermal properties that retain heat in cooler weather without feeling cold when sweating.

Design and Fit

This option has a more relaxed fit, ideal for casual rides and not for racing. It is looser than other options, which may be more comfortable for some. It has a 12-inch front zipper, three rear pockets, and elastic hem that keeps the rear fabric in place while riding.

4. POC Fondo Classic

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
92.2
POC Fondo Classic
Comfort
93
Breathability
91
Size
93
Style
92
Weather Resistance
92
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Pros:
  • Very breathable
  • Moisture wicking properties
  • Stretchy, flexible fabric for full range of motion
  • Cellphone pocket
  • Available for men and women
Cons:
  • Zipper doesn’t move up and down so seamlessly

Available for both men and women, the Fondo Classic Jersey is an extremely versatile option that puts temperature regulation and comfort in the forefront. It has a full-length zipper to control the amount of airflow when working up a sweat. Its sleeves are flexible and non-restrictive. It also features a zippered pocket specifically for a smartphone.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

This option is made of polyester fabric that is both breathable and moisture wicking. It repels rain, having water bead off while keeping the cyclist dry. It includes mesh on its under-arm area to increase ventilation and regulate temperature.

Design and Fit

This jersey has a sporty look that includes a full-length zipper that enables the cyclist to allow for more airflow once they start to get sweaty. It has a comfortable fit, snug around the body and longer in the back. It includes three rear cargo pockets for gels and other items, as well as a cellphone zippered pocket. It’s available in a few color options from sizes extra small to XXL.

5. Louis Garneau Course Superleggera 2

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
90
Louis Garneau Course Superleggera 2
Comfort
90
Breathability
90
Size
90
Style
90
Weather Resistance
90
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Pros:
  • Ultra-lightweight
  • Best in breathability and temperature control
  • Racer fit
  • Multimedia pocket
  • Available for men and women
Cons:
  • Not best for colder or windy rides
  • Different mesh used for women’s fit

This is among the best jerseys for summer rides. It’s high tech features include ultra-breathable mesh panels combined with moisture-wicking fabrics that provide lots of air flow and wards off sweat. It has a full-length zipper with three rear pockets, and a form hugging fit.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

One look at this jersey and the consumer can notice how breathable this option is. Its almost entirely covered in Kite Mesh fabric that manages moisture and keeps the rider dry. This is an extremely lightweight fabric, meaning the jersey weighs just 99 grams. This is absolutely an option made for summer riding—especially since it includes a cold block treatment that blocks heat from the sun to help regulate temperature. This is why it works so well in hot temperatures, keeping the cyclist cool even though it is a dark-colored jersey.

Design and Fit

Ultra-lightweight and airy, this jersey has a full-length front zipper and three pockets that are angled for easy access so reaching for gear won’t slow the athlete down. The jersey itself has four-way stretch for great movement and is soft and comfortable with pre-shaped shoulders that further enhance the comfort and fit. It has a racer fit, so expect it to be body huffing. It has reflective accents and laser armbands.

6. Castelli Forza Pro

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
87.4
Castelli Forza Pro
Comfort
88
Breathability
88
Size
87
Style
86
Weather Resistance
88
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Pros:
  • Lightweight and breathable
  • More relaxed, yet still slightly snug fit
  • Looks great on
Cons:
  • Designed with a longer back that some like, some don’t
  • Pockets are small
  • Available only for men

Great for training, racing and for just recreational rides, this jersey offers all the important features cyclists need. It’s ultra-lightweight, with mesh side panels that increases breathability. It has impressive moisture wicking management, keeping the athlete cool and dry. This jersey has a slightly more relaxed and comfortable fit, still hugging the body, and has rear pockets.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

This jersey is lightweight and comfortable on because of its airiness and its fit (that is detailed below). Castelli uses a blend of fabric with this one, including Launch Prosecco fabric on the body and sleeves that is a synthetic that stretches and wards away moisture from sweat when riding. It includes mesh along its side panels to enhance breathability and allow the breeze to hit the skin. It also has a full-length zipper to allow for added ventilation.

Design and Fit

This is a stylish jersey, made for the more serious cyclist or those who like to ride looking their best. One of the best things about the Forza Pro is it fit. It is snug enough for pro cyclists to appreciate without being too tight and form-fitting for those who prefer a little extra breathing room. Its combination of fabrics fives it that stretchy and “forgiving” profile that looks great on all body shapes and sizes. It is available in a few color options with accents and has rear pockets.

7. Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Windstopper

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
85.6
Gore Bike Wear Oxygen Windstopper
Comfort
86
Breathability
86
Size
85
Style
85
Weather Resistance
86
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Pros:
  • Water-resistant and windproof
  • Three layers of fabric keep the cyclist warm
  • Form-fitting and stylish
Cons:
  • Fits small for some

Colder temperatures and gusty winds are no match for this option. It has three layers of protection against winds and to trap heat, durable enough to withstand wind, rain, sleet, and snow. It has moisture wicking properties, reflective details and has a stylish look.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

First and foremost, this is a thermal jersey that is made to keep the cyclist warm without the bulk. It is made with Gore Windstopper 3-layer material, preventing wind, rain, and snow showers from penetrating and causing a chill. This makes it one of the best jerseys for the colder and unfavorable weather so that a little cold won’t stop the athlete. When things warm up, simply lower the full-length zipper. Sweating isn’t a problem either since it’s soft lining wicks away moisture while trapping in the heat. This makes it a breathable option that is a worthy buy.

Design and Fit

This jersey is sleek and form-fitting. It’s best worn for road cycling and is equipped with two hand pockets, one zippered back, and three rear pockets. It has reflective details for low-light situations, is wind- and water-resistant and overall looks great.

8. Fox Racing Switchback Comp

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
83.6
Fox Racing Switchback Comp
Comfort
85
Breathability
85
Size
83
Style
82
Weather Resistance
83
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Pros:
  • Great for the summer with its moisture-wicking properties
  • Look and fits great for women
  • Good price
Cons:
  • Made only for females

Great for trail cycling, this is a jersey that is stylish for everyday rides. Made of the high-quality Italian fabrics with moisture wicking properties, the cyclist stays cool and dry—even in the heat. The fabric won’t bunch, thanks to its grippy elastic, plus there is plenty of pocket space for gear.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

Made of Italian fabric with wicking yarns, this jersey is all about comfort while staying cool and dry. Its materials give it the right amount of stretch needed for moving, while also allow some breathing room to let air flow. While this adds to its breathability, it does feature a full-length zipper to adjust the amount of ventilation needed.

Design and Fit

This is one of the most form flattering options for women. It is slightly hugging without being too snug, giving a little air to breathe. It has a cut that gives an hourglass shape. with silicone grip elastic at the rear hem used to hold the jersey in place to prevent bunching. It has three rear pockets to store gels or other snacks and other goodies, as well as ID or a phone. The company’s logo on the front is reflective to add to its visibility for nighttime riding.

9. Sportful Fiandre Light

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
81.4
Sportful Fiandre Light
Comfort
83
Breathability
82
Size
82
Style
80
Weather Resistance
80
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Pros:
  • Windproof jersey that protects well against the rain
  • Available for men and women in seven different sizes
  • Lightweight and packable
Cons:
  • Trim fit might run small for some
  • Not the best in breathability

Great across seasons, this jersey protects against cold, rain and wind. Made in part of Windshield 3L stretch, this truly is a weatherproof option. Its ergonomic fit is great for racing, and the arms are designed to be a bit longer to allow for elbow movement.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

This is among the best cycling jerseys to wear in inclement weather because of how well it protects against the elements. Although it is thin and lightweight, it provides the right amount of insulation needed on windy or rainy spring and summer rides. It is made of the company’s Windshield 3L fabric that is featured on the front, upper and shoulders to prevent against winds. It then contains NoRain fabric, a water repellent, on the back and forearms that slick rain away and allows the water to just bead off. As a result, the cyclist stays warm, but not too hot, and dry across the seasons. Plus the full-length zipper allows for the customizable amount of ventilation desired.

Design and Fit

Available for both men and women, the Fiandre Light is lightweight and packable, easy to store away when the weather clears up. It has an ergonomic fit that can be worn by itself or as a base layer. It has reflective heat transfer strips and a wind flap over its main zipper. It’s available in sizes from extra small to 3XL.

10. Pearl iZUMi Select Quest Sleeveless

The rating is based on the average rating (1-100) from all the criteria in which we rated this product.
77.4
Pearl iZUMi Select Quest Sleeveless
Comfort
78
Breathability
77
Size
77
Style
77
Weather Resistance
78
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Pros:
  • No sleeves means cool in the summer
  • Available for both men and women
  • Affordable price
  • Moisture wicking properties in the fabric
Cons:
  • Long hem in the back makes pockets useless for some
  • Fit in general is too loose for some who prefer more body hugging styles

This is one of the best cycling jerseys to get for the summer. Not only is it sleeves with a long front zipper for ventilation, but it also has the company’s Pi Transfer active moisture management that pulls sweat away from the skin and spreads it across the fabric’s surface for increased evaporation speed. It has high-quality reflective markers that are strategically placed for visibility in low light situations. It has a great fit, multiple color options for both men and women, and is available for an attractive price.

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Moisture Wicking and Breathability

This jersey is among the most comfortable for hot weather rides because of its design. It is best worn in 70 to 100-degree weather, keeping the cyclist nice and cool and as free from sweat building up as possible. It’s made of the company’s Pi Transfer fabric that is in the garment’s fibers instead of used as a treatment. This means thetas active moisture management feature won’t fade or wash out over time, able to pulls moisture away from the skin ride after ride. It’s also one of the best in terms of its amount of breathability because it has no sleeves and a 10-inch zipper that runs under the chest in length.

Design and Fit

Getting a farmer’s tan isn’t a problem here because of its no sleeve design. This not only allows the arms to fully get some sunlight but also adds to its breathability. It has a semi-form fit, that isn’t too tight to make summer rides sticky, and is slightly longer in the back. It has three back pockets, reflective elements and is UPF 40+.

Criteria Used for Evaluation

Comfort

Comfort is first and foremost when it comes to any running gear that you need to buy.

Here at RunnerClick, we made sure we focused on the comfort levels for each jersey we featured on our guide. We understand that you have to be comfortable while you are out for a ride or you are not going to enjoy yourself and you will not get as much out of your ride as you could. So, every jersey we present here has been tested and reviewed for the highest levels of comfort we could find!

Since this is a piece of clothing worn in an active sport, it must feel comfortable on. What fabric and materials are used? Is it made of high quality? Is the fabric soft to touch? Will it bunch up? Does it leave any body parts exposed such as the rear when bent on the bike or is the material see-through? Comfort is key for a cyclist, and a major deciding factor in which options are the leaders of the pack.

Breathability

Breathability is a great way to stay comfortable with whatever jersey you choose to wear.

We understand that depending on the weather the day of your ride, you may be prone to sweating or may get overheated on long rides. That is why we believe breathability is an important feature your cycling jersey needs to have. It is also why we made sure to focus on jerseys that have good breathability and that will keep you cool and comfortable while on your ride!

Since the consumer is working up a sweat, the jersey needs to have some features that help to make it breathe well so that they don’t overheat or get too sweaty and sticky. Airflow and ventilation can be increased with long front zippers, mesh, and overall breathable fabric. Next to comfort is the jersey’s ability to wick away moisture.

Cyclists can expect to sweat even during casual rides. The best cycling jerseys need to keep the rider nice and dry, which circles back to its level of comfort. It also is beneficial if it has water-resistant properties to be worn in the light rain.

Size

Cycling jersey selection is largely based on the way they fit and ensurig the sizing is right.

It is important to get the right size for your jersey and at RunnerClick, our biking enthusiasts and experts helped us find jerseys that have a comfortable fit and that are available in sizes that bikers like you need. Whether you are looking for a jersey to wear as a single layer during warm weather rides or a bottom layer for cooler weather rides, you are sure to find something that will work for your cycling needs!

Cycling jerseys are meant to be tight fitting so that there is no fabric left to snag in the bike. It also reduced air resistance, adding to its aerodynamic properties so that wind resistance doesn’t impact speed. The tighter the jersey, the better for speed. However, some more casual riders prefer looser fits. The cut and fit of a women’s jersey also differ compared to men’s so this is something that should be considered when looking at the fit and size of your cycling jersey.

Style

Any good top will work for cycling but a custom made cycling jersy will offer the best experience for your cycling use.

Athletes like to look good and don’t want to look frumpy or sacrificed their classic style fort he sake of finding the gear that meets their needs. Here at RunnerClick we understand this and took time to find jerseys that are stylish, cool, and trendy so you can show off your unique flare and style while you are riding. There is no need to choose between comfort and style- we found options that can give you both!

Just about any workout shirt can be worn when cycling. This is especially the case when going for a leisurely ride around town, or when taking that indoor spin class. An everyday top, or even sports moisture wicking option works fine. But those more serious cyclists who are looking to take their skill level up a notch, as well as competitors know the value in a proper jersey.

Cycling jerseys are best worn for road racing, training, and rides when speed is the ultimate goal. Shirts can cause chaffing, whereas jerseys typically won’t. T-shirts are generally made of cotton, whereas jerseys are made of polyester and have moisture wicking properties that are needed for sweating uphill. Jerseys also generally include pockets for gels, bars, and other snacks as well as IDs, money, chapstick or a phone—all items needed when on the road.

Weather Resistance

You can go cycling in any weather so it is important to have a cycling jersey that is resistant against the worst of the weather.

The final primary factor we looked at when choosing the jerseys for our guide is how well each one will protect you from the elements when you are out for a ride. Form water to temperatures to wind, you can be exposed to a lot when you are on a ride and we took this into consideration on our search. We also considered factors like moisture wicking properties and durability to ensure you are well protected!

Going back to the topic of speed, the best cycling jerseys help to keep the rider fast. When there is heavy wind resistance, pedaling can quickly become tiring. Being aerodynamic helps to cut through the wind more smoothly and be able to use less energy and be faster. That’s why jerseys are such an important piece of gear. These jerseys reduce direct friction.

Generally, the tighter the fit, the better the cycling can perform because of its aero properties. Race fits are the tightest and more slimming fit that is more like a second skin. It might feel silly on for the first time, but it helps to keep the cyclist fast. However, some prefer a more relaxed fit that is more comfortable for casual road traveling.

You should always try to be conscientious of the weather when making choices for your regimen wear, but this is somewhat more important when cycling. The added speed and wind factor can make wind and weather a much larger issue. Chill and rain combined with the high speeds you can reach can leave you quiet cold. Many jerseys are better suited for colder weather and layering without losing any of their performance.

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Choose your Jersey based on Conditions

There are different jerseys for different conditions, summer, winter, warm, hot, dry, cool, cold, or wet. There are short sleeves and long sleeves. Be sure to choose the appropriate jersey so it can perform as intended and you can perform to the best of your ability.

Ride Safely

A good ride is safe ride. Proper riding accessories can help keep you safe. High visibility clothing, lights, and protective equipment is always a must.

Value over cost

It is important to focus on the value of the jersey you are thinking about purchasing, not just the cost listed on the price tag. What is the difference? In essence, the difference is this- value is what its benefits and features are worth to you when you use it and the cost is the monetary amount you pay for it. The two are not the same so you need to consider the cost but focus on the overall value of the cycling jersey you are buying!

Caring for your jersey

After investing in a quality jersey, you are going to want to take the best possible care of it! Make sure you follow all care instructions on the label closely and exactly to prolong the life and functionality of your cycling jersey! Wash and dry it as the label instructs or, if you don’t have the label, your best bet is to wash by hand and air dry so it does not get worn, stretched, or damaged.

Other Factors to Consider

Bottom Line

We have our list of the very best cycling jerseys starting just below, and we are confident that within the quality and variety on display that everyone will find something perfect for them. Below our list is the criteria that we used to assemble this list of outstanding choices. Further down we have the FAQ we assembled from the question we saw being asked most often in our research and for which we provided the most helpful and informative answers we could find. We hope that this information makes your choice easier, without apprehension, and with excitement to get your jersey and get riding.

Use

It is important to think about the way you will be using your jersey. How often are you going to be wearing it? Do you need warm weather and cold weather jerseys? Are you wearing it as a single layer or an under layer? These kinds of questions can help you determine the type and amount of use your cycling jersey will get. This in turn will help you determine what jersey has the features and qualities you need. It can also help you determine how many jerseys you should buy and have on hand for your use each week.

Overall Fit

Determining your fit for a cycling jersey is about more than just your size. By knowing the ways you intend to use the jersey, you can determine the kind of fit you want and need. Does it need to be a tight fit to help you stay dry and cool in warmer weather rides? Do you need it to be a little bigger than normal so you can wear another layer under it? Getting a good fit will also depend on the materials that are used in your selected jersey so that also needs to be considered carefully as you make your choice and buy your cycling jersey.

Flexibility

Another factor to look at when choosing the cycling jersey that is best for you and your rides is the levels of flexibility they allow. In most cases, you will want to be able to move freely while you are riding your bike. Some compression can be good but if the fit it too tight or the materials are too thick and confining you will lose valuable range of motion and flexibility. This can affect your movement and stability while riding which can lead to problems during your ride! So make sure your jersey allow you the mobility ad flexibility that you want and need as well.

Frequently Asked Questions

q: Why should I wear a cycling jersey?
a:

Cycling jerseys are designed by cyclists with cyclists in mind. They include a variety of features that we know first hand is necessary for a comfortable and efficient riding experience. These jerseys are excellent at moisture control along with ventilation to keep you both cool and dry. They are also built with aerodynamics in mind to eliminate issues with the drag that other athletic wear might have.

q: How should a cycling jersey fit?
a:

We recommend that a cycling jersey be worn skin tight. The closer the jersey is to fitting flush against the wearer the better it will be. The aerodynamics of the jersey will be optimized when there is no excess fabric to catch the wind. The wicking will also best keep the wearer comfortable and dry when closest to the skin. This will also be best for layering to minimize the restriction of movement and to still allow the jerseys benefits to be accessible.

q: What size cycling jersey should I buy?
a:

Accurate sizing for a flush jersey can prove to be a little more difficult than sizing a shirt or a jacket. If you are shopping in store then they should have someone there to assist you with sizing. If you are ordering online and you need to consult the sizing chart then you definitely need to make sure to have your upper body measurements for the sizing charts. As a back up always consult the companies return policy just in case you order and the sizing is off.

q: Where can I buy pro cycling jerseys?
a:

You should be able to find cycling jerseys both online, in your local sporting goods store, or in your local bicycle shop. Generally, we recommend shopping around at both types of shops so that you can get the best deal. Comparing online while shopping in-store at the same time is the best method, especially when much bigger chain business have competitive price deals.

q: What is the price range for a good cycling jersey?
a:

As we tend to say, the quality of a product is directly correlated with the price. You should check the product information, high price or low, and make sure it suits your needs. The one thing in terms of price we advise against is simply buying the most expensive option just because it seems like it would be the best. That all being said, the price range for a jersey is a bit wide at $50 to around $200.

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