What to look out for when buying a women’s cycling kit?

What to look out for when buying a women’s cycling kit?

When it comes to enjoying your cycling ride, comfort comes first. It doesn’t matter if you’re tackling a technical climb, going off-road or descending mountain roads, high-tech fabrics and certain ride-specific patterns are all important elements when deciding which cycling kit works for you.

When you choose your cycling kit, you need to think about fit, function and riding conditions. Most will generally come into one of the following categories.

Fit: Do you prefer long or short? Are you looking for a performance or active fit jersey? Performance mainly boils down to what purpose are you using your jerseys and bibs for.

Fabric: Most kits are made of some sort of synthetic fabric that’s designed to wick sweat away from your skin. Modern cycling kit is often made of spandex (Lycra) with a synthetic chamois

Function: The right amount of padding on your chamois matters as well (p.s don’t forget to invest in a chamois creme – Assos currently holds the best) How much is too much? Some are padded for an extra layer of shock absorption. Modern shorts pads have at least one layer of foam inside them, often more or different thickness and density.

As we sorted out the basics, here are the best cycling kits fo women.