short sleeved cycling tops for 2023 summer

short sleeved cycling tops for 2023 summer

A women’s cycling jersey, with short sleeves, that keeps you cool and comfortable is a necessity for enjoying—and performing on—warm weather rides.

Even when narrowing your search down to cycling jerseys with female specific cuts, there’s an overwhelming choice of brands, styles, fits and cuts.  But this also means you’ll stand a very good chance of finding something to suit your preferences and budget if you know where, and what, to look for.

First, here’s a few cues regarding what to think about when searching for a women’s summer cycling jersey and then we share a selection of our favourites, for all needs and price points.

A good women’s summer cycling jersey will sit fairly close to the skin and won’t flap about in the wind.  Some brands boast about the aerodynamic advantages of their fit, but be careful, a jersey too tight can have the effect of suffocating your workout—you need to be able to breathe and move freely.

To help with this, a fabric that offers a good deal of stretch is ideal.  Some other qualities to look out for are fabrics that draw moisture away from your body, known as wicking, and are also fast drying.

Most cycling jerseys will have three rear pockets for carrying the basic necessities while out on the road.  With these you’ll want enough space for carrying nutrition, inner tubes, tyre levers and possibly a pump—but not too much that these supplies ferociously bounce around whenever you put down the power out the saddle.  You will also find some with zipped pockets that offer better security for your valuables, such as house keys or smartphone.  Some also come lined with water resistant material for added protection when you get caught in a summer shower.  If you need more than the conventional ‘three rear pockets’, there are a few options, we’ve included one of those here.  If you are hunting for this option, be sure to check construction;  the increased load can often just compromise the main body fabrics.