No matter what kind of cyclist you are or hope to become, it’s likely that comfort will always remain your number one priority. The basis of any successful workout, trip or leisurely ride is feeling ready to take on anything that comes your way out on the road.
What you wear while cycling matters; and luckily, the items you choose can be both aesthetically minded and functional if you know what you’re looking for. Chances are that you’ll be just fine in leggings and a t-shirt on a slow Sunday morning ride, but if you’re commuting daily, doing longer rides or getting into racing and fitness cycling, you don’t want to be constantly pushing and pulling at your clothes to adjust them.
Investing in even two or three cycling- specific pieces can benefit you in the long run and help you focus on pedaling without any distractions.
Every cyclist’s wardrobe should lend itself to layering; being able to quickly take off or put on an extra layer in response to changing weather or your body temperature is priceless. With over a century of expertise in dressing champions, Italian brand Castelli continues to design cycling apparel with quality and technological advancement in mind. When it comes to jerseys, the SFIDA 2 Jersey FZ offers the best of both worlds in cool conditions. Made of thermal fabric, the SFIDA includes a higher collar to keep out the wind, three pockets for valuables and a smooth-sliding zipper. What makes a jersey like the SFIDA essential is its in-between state; layer it underneath a jacket or stow it to pull on over a lighter top, you can just wear it on its own on days that hover between two seasons.
Best in mild weather, the Aria Shell Jacket has been re-imagined by Castelli designers to match their newer, ultra- lightweight products. The Aria Shell is now lighter than ever and still windproof, protecting you from gusts blowing in your direction as you pedal. Stretch elements allow the jacket to sit close to your body, preventing chill from seeping through. The perfect invisible layer, the Aria Shell folds into one of its pockets and can be neatly stowed until you need it again.
Fully wind and waterproof, the Castelli Emergency 2 Rain Jacket is versatile enough to serve you in a downpour or just add some secondary protection when the weather takes a cooler turn. Fitted but still meant to be worn over other layers, the Emergency 2 features a waterproof zipper, extended tail, and snug wrists to keep you dry. The jacket is also compact enough to take along even when there’s just a hint of rain on the horizon; as the name suggests, it’s the extra layer you’ll be glad to have in an unexpected weather emergency. The Emergency 2 comes in Military Green, Light Black, or Brilliant Pink for an added wow factor.
If you’re anticipating a hot and humid ride, the PRO Mesh Jersey by Pearl Izumi is an essential, especially if you are embarking on a long distance tour. Incorporating sweat- activated, built- in thermoregulation, the PRO Mesh keeps you comfy enough to brave the heat. Its quick- drying aspect means you can wash and reuse within a matter of hours. The jersey’s anti-odor technology (GoFresh), however, keeps your jersey smelling acceptable until you do get the chance to launder it. Form-fitted and simple, the PRO Mesh is a travel staple, letting you focus on the road no matter how much you’re sweating as you pedal.
Insulated with Transfer Thermal fleece fabric, Pearl Izumi’s Expedition Thermal Jersey is a sound choice for chilly morning rides; classified as mid-weight, is ideal for layering as well as on its own. One chest pocket and three rear pockets allow enough storage space for essentials and other accessories to keep you warm. A standard, warm fit makes this a no- frills jersey that will remind you of your favorite pullover but treat you like the athlete you are.
Renowned for weather-specific gear made to outlast the infamously rainy Pacific Northwest, Showers Pass is a go-to when it comes to all things waterproof. The company’s Syncline CC Jacket is one of the more budget-friendly options on the market; rated wind and waterproof and featuring 2.5 layer Artex fabric, the Syncline does not compromise when it comes to braving the rain. The jacket is lightweight, ventilated, and even includes hand warming pockets in case you didn’t bring your gloves along for the ride. Adjust the hood for a tight fit and wear it under your helmet for added protection. Available in berry, leaf green and black, the Syncline CC is a great option for Spring, Summer, and Fall riding, especially if you’re used to a wet forecast.
Women’s Cycling Apparel: Bottoms
Moxie Cycling Company – Mountain Short and Steezy Stretch Shorts
Led by president and head designer Heidi Yakowski, Moxie Cycling Company has a diverse selection of affordable cycling apparel, especially if you’re looking for mountain bike- specific additions to your closet.The company’s fitted Mountain Short features a contoured waist, side pockets and moisture wicking fabric to keep you comfortable while out on the trails. Stopping just above the knees, the Mountain Short comes in an array of patterns and single colors. Moxie Cycling Company’s Steezy Stretch Shorts are similar, but allow for a looser fit that does not hug the upper leg as much.
Moxie Cycling Company – Enduro Mountain Bike Pants
Moxie Cycling Company’s featured Enduro apparel includes these Mountain Bike Pants, which, at between $100- 145, are another option to consider, especially if you’re looking for performance but are on a budget. Moisture wicking technology keeps your legs dry, while an elevated rear band allows you to bend over your frame comfortably. A yoga waistband gives these pants a snug fit around the waist, and front pockets provide plenty of space for must-haves. Roomy knee panels let you wear knee pads underneath, covering all your bases. These pants expect you to move, and knowing you can do so in complete comfort will motivate you to get out there even more.
Endura – MT500 Spray Baggy Trousers
Originating in Scotland nearly three decades ago, Endura (not to be confused with Enduro) prides itself on thinking ahead, especially in terms of top notch cycling products. When it comes to cycling pants, the MT500 Spray Baggy Trousers embody the experience, technical detail and design mentality that go into creating a lasting Endura piece. The Trousers are not fully waterproof; the seat panel is the only element that is rated so, meaning these are a good option for light rain or an unpredictably cloudy day. Oftentimes, it’s your seat that experiences the brunt of the rain as your rear tire cruises through puddles, though the backs of your legs can be prone to droplets as well. To alleviate this issue, the rest of the pants are treated with a PFC- free DWR (Durable Water Repellent). The trousers allow room for knee pads, and feature waistband attachments in case you want to pair them with Endura Clickfast Liner Shorts for an extended ride.
Endura – GRIDLOCK II Trouser
For a fully waterproof, wallet friendly pant, consider Endura’s GRIDLOCK II Trouser, a seam-sealed option that will keep you dry on and off the bike. Ankle zips and length adjustments ensure a close fit to keep water and cold air from sneaking in. Simple and sleek, these will have you reaching for your bike on dreary mornings, not your umbrella.
Endura – Women’s Engineered Padded Boxer
Padded shorts are another crucial part of an active wardrobe, whether it’s on their own in hot weather, or underneath other bottoms for extra cushioning. Endura’s padded boxer shorts check all the boxes; a moisture wicking antibacterial finish and moulded antibacterial pad make these a reassuring choice when spending hours in the saddle. If you’re new to padded shorts, the pad minimizes chafing and soreness, making a longer ride easier on your body and mind.
Manufactured by one of the world’s leading cycling apparel designers, Giro cycling shoes are worth a look, especially if your footwear needs are highly specific to the kind of riding you do.
One of the newer additions to the Giro lookbook, the Latch Shoe is a flat pedal mountain- biking shoe designed to minimize distance between the foot and the pedal. Two innovative details, Tack Rubber and Mute Foam, make this shoe one of a kind; Tack Rubber ensures a grippy and durable sole, while Mute Foam eliminates noise and reverberation while you bike over obstacles, keeping your foot on the pedal despite bumps in the road. To match the trails, the Latch comes in five colors, including Dark Shadow and Harbor Blue/Sandstone.
Giro’s designated Rider Pick, the Empire SLX Shoe is an expertly fitted, sublimely lightweight clip-in shoe, coming in at no more than 185G. The shoe’s customizable footbed function, known as the SuperNatural Fit system, makes individualizing arch support quick and easy so that you can feel the difference the very first time you take these out for a spin.
If you’re planning to be out in winter conditions, your entire outfit should match the demands of the weather, right down to your feet. Garenau’s waterproof Mudstone Winter Shoes are a perfect example of footwear made to keep your feet dry but also toast when you’re out mountain biking, fat biking, or just trudging through slush. A specially insulated toe compartment allows room for thick socks, and a sealed cuff ensures your feet are fully protected. An Ergo Grip 2 Outsole has you covered in slippery areas, while a built in insert makes it possible to attach SPD Cleats that work with mountain bike pedals. Owning a pair of shoes like these can change the way you think about riding year round; think of the possibilities!
SHORTER INSEAM: The 5.1" padded bike shorts is designed for the needs of petite ladies or others who prefer shorter cycling shorts. A shorter inner length can make the sunburn marks on the thighs higher, making it easier for you to wear other fashionable shorts and skirts in summer.
4D GEL PADDING: The Upgraded gel padded is designed by professional female designer for female riders. Fully considering the female body structure, the front panel is doubled over to prevent digging in when riding, and protect the sit-bones in right place, support for at least four hours and 30 miles.
TUMMY CONTROL: Wide and high waist "V" streamlined design for less restriction and increased comfort. Super elastic fabric is firm in the abdomen area to avoid the muffin top.
UTILITY POCKETS: Two side pockets hold 5.5" mobile phone and small essentials, like airpods, key, card.
BREATHABLE & WICKING: Updated fabric for a stretchy and more breathable than traditional bike shorts. Wick moisture away from the skin efficiently and help it evaporate rapidly. Perfect for spin, peloton bike, road bike, etc.
Side Pockets: Padded biking shorts feature two side pockets hold 5.5" mobile phone, and for small essentials, like airpods, key, credit card, or energy gel. Reflective logo for low-light visibility
4D Gel Padding Cycling Shorts: Bike shorts come with chamois padding, multiple layers, seamless, high-density foam, PADDING is comfortable and breathable. Plenty of cushioning room to alleviate the pain/pressure from sitting on a bike seat for long
High Waistband: Wide and high waist streamlined design will reduce abdominal pressure and increased comfort. Super elastic fabric is firm in the abdomen area to avoid the muffin top.
Breathable & Wicking: Updated fabric for a stretchy and more breathable than traditional bike shorts. Wick moisture away from the skin efficiently and help it evaporate rapidly. Perfect for road bike, spin, commuting and leisure rides. It can wear as liner shorts under any regular shorts, or wear as shorts.
Anti-slip Leg Grips&Smooth Sewing: BEROY bike shorts for women have a non-slip silicone gripper design to prevent the leg opening rides up ,keep the bike pants in place while in long rides. The smooth and seamless sewing will protect your legs from chafing, effectively reduce the friction and skin irritation, effectively improve the persistence of the cycling.
This cycling underwear works perfectly under regular leggings, tights, shorts, skirts without having the extra layer of fabric on the legs. For a good look and snug fit without diaper butt. The bike brief can turn all regular clothes into bicycle wear and are suitable for all year.
Breathable and stretchy fabric of this women's padded bike underwear will sweat out quickly, and breathes well and keeps you dry and cool.
Female-specific 3D Chamois of the padded bike shorts for women effectively reduces vibration and provides great comfort on long rides.
Flatlock stitching minimises friction and chafing, enhancing comfort during biking.Elastic waistband creats a firm but comfortable fit when in your riding position.
This versatile cycling underwear padded is perfect for cycling, MTB, road bike, biking, spinning.
Developed For Winter Riding: These winter cycling pants are made of softer, stretchier material for comfort and fit, these bike pants kept our legs warm in 40-60°F cold weather. Meanwhile, water resistant fabric provides protection against light rain and spray.
Female Professional Cushion:The next-gen line of 4D padded cycling pants lineup designed to provide ultimate comfort and protection for both on- and off-road cycling adventures with extra silicone reinforcement, double density layer, minimal bulk and maximizing comfort.
Say Goodbye To Pain: The density of this double layer sponge cushion is 50-120 kg/m³. Compared with the regular bike pants, the silicone in the perineum is added to provide greater protection. Whether beginners or professional cyclists, support for at least four hours and 30 miles.
Special Design: Ultra-wide, contoured, high-rise waistband provides more coverage to the back, maintains a firm fit but without too much pressure over the tummy, which allows you to breathe easily during your cycling and allows easy movement, too.
Winning Details: Reflective elements on the calves boost your visibility, 2 side pockets and 1 back pocket are also deep enough to hold a phone comfortably. These women's padded bike pants with color block design are flattering and stylish yet modest and functional.
【Size Selection】M=US 8 for chest 35.7-37.75". Because cycling jersey is a tight-fitting design. So you need to measure your bust and choose a size.
【Professional Cycling Jersey Fabric】breathable, absorbent, cycling fabrics keeps you dry and cool when you ride. this jersey will keep you comfortable throughout your ride.
【3-Pocket on back】convenient for carrying your personal stuff when cycling.
【Safer】back with reflective strip, when cycling, Make you safer at night.
【EASY CARE and EASY WEAR】 Vibrant Dye-Sublimation printing keeps colors bright and true after wash and wash. Full zipper is easy to wear. Three convenient REAR POCKETS (with elastic closures) for storing essential gears. Elastic hem keeps rear of jersey in place as you ride.
Warm & Breathable: These fleece lined cycling pants are made of lighter, stretchier material for comfort and perspiration, these cycling tights kept our legs warm in temps as low as -4 degrees.Meanwhile, water resistant fabric provides protection against light rain, spray.
Ergonomic 4D Padded: These womens winter cycling pants have a breathable, shock absorbing silicone padding sewn into the crotch area of the garment, which stays dry and keeps moisture from building up in the saddle area. Pad has a 4 Dimensional molded design with lazer cutting technology that creates thicker and thinner densities of foam where it is needed on the bicycle saddle.
The thermal cycle pants with a higher rise in the back provides more coverage to the back, the improved soft-feel waistband maintains a firm fit but without too much pressure over the tummy, which allows you to breathe easy during your cycling and allows easy movement, too.
Reflective elements on the calves and thighs boost your visibility, two handwarmer pockets are also deep enough to hold a phone comfortably, as well as snacks. These womens padded bike pants with lines design are flattering and stylish yet modest and functional.
Multi-Functions: Baleaf womens cycling tights are perfect for fitness abrasion like cycling, road bike, spinning, and active events.
A full length high waist activewear legging in an exclusive print design. It is soft, luxuriant and feels gorgeous against the skin. These leggings are made using non-toxic, water-based inks which do not harm the environment during the manufacturing process. They are ethically produced without comprising on the quality.
Techno-fabric that's non see-through, 4 way stretch, breathable and sweat-wicking to keep your skin cool during hot and sweaty workouts.
Eco-friendly dyeing process that produces fade-free, bleed-free vibrant color with no white on stretching. Machine wash, air dry
The leggings are intended to fit very snug at first wear.The Fabric will quickly shape to you and relax by up to half a size.
The size chart already takes into account the shaping process. Small-Medium=One Size fits (2-12), Large-X-Large=Plus Size fits (12-24). If unsure it's better to take a smaller size as the leggings will stretch and mound to your body.
If you prefer loose, we recommend 1 size up to buy.please check the size chart before your order.Suggest size: Model 5'7”，150lb wear size Large.
Non-slip. Full length zipper, 3 traditional back pockets for storage.Flat lock stitching
Comfortable anatomic design with sublimation print(Using Italian Ink) to match our cycling jerseys, never fade out, suitable for all lever cycling.
SILICONE LEG GRIPPERS - Silicone leg grippers are gentle on the skin and work perfectly to keep the wear from rolling up with the muscle flex during bicycle riding
ERGONOMIC COOLMAX PAD - 4D anatomical and perforated layer design for crotch padding. With high density foam inserts absorb shock and reduce skin irritation. Keeps you dry and fresh on about 6 -8 hours long biking rides.
【Unique Design and Reflective Printing】Large area of breathable mesh on both sides of the bike thights for women, and knee area. It can cools and wicks away quickly. Elastic waistband, avoid riding brings bondage. There are reflective printing on boths sides of calf, greatly improving the safety of night riding
【4D Sponge Cushion】The padding use 4D sponge cushion. Using high-density foam and breathable fabic with hole, it is wicking and breathable. With consideration of lady's crotch characteristics, this pad is suitable for MTB and road cycling. It protects women's buttocks and reduces the pain of riding
【Specialized Design for Women】Lines outline the womens cycling pants, unique style make you more attractive. The biking trousers are breathable,quick dry and elasticity, it make you feel cool and comfortale. Professional design is suitable for women's cyclists, middle distance riding about 2-3 hours. It fits nicely with the shape of your legs
【Fleece Lined Keep Warm】Womens thermals pants with Fleece Lining in nice thickness, gives you warmth without thick or heavy layers, perfect for indoor/outdoor winter activities
【Care Instruction】We recommend using hand wash. Normal temperature washing - the highest temperature of 86℉.Cold ironing - the highest temperature of 230℉. Do not bleach and dry cleaning. Dry naturally