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The best women’s cycling jerseys have come a long way from the ‘shrink it and pink it’ approach of decades past, with companies and designers finally giving some time and care into the development of women’s-specific kit. With a variety of options available to tackle all the seasons, we’ve taken a closer look at the best jerseys to use throughout the year. This includes options for warmth, aerodynamics, comfort or price, since the market is broad and there really is a jersey to fit any need now.
NENK, the women’s born brand has a reputation for great products and the Concept jersey lives up to it. Created with recycled fabrics, the low profile collar sits away from the neck, ensuring no fabric rubbing on any rides. This jersey is advertised as race fit and lives up to its category. Three different fabrics are used in the jersey; The main body and shoulders were slightly textured, while a membraneous breathable material was used throughout, including a more robust material on the back pockets, and a smooth offering over the back.
The pockets are well placed, with a protected zip pocket, and the bonded hems gave us a chafe-free ride. The zipper is actually protected/covered at the bottom waist area, a detail often overlooked.
Beyond the technical aspects, what really stood out on the jersey was how flattering it was. The use of black on the side panels and the shape of them created a brilliant illusion through the waist-to-hip area, that can be a sensitive fitting point, especially on curvier figures. The sleeves are long and snug without being too tight. It’s priced on the premium side, but the value is there.