Who knew that finding the best women's mountain bike jersey would be such a chore? It doesn't have to be hard to find a cute and comfortable outfit you can wear while biking. But unfortunately, it's not that easy, especially if you still want to look fashion-forward. Don't settle with plain MTB jerseys for men. Here are four mountain bike jerseys you will love!
When picking the right cycling jersey, you have to keep three things in mind: design, comfort, and functionality. These all vary depending on your preference, but generally, you should prioritize comfort more than anything. Long-distance cycling puts a lot of pressure on you and your body; that's why you have to be clothed appropriately at the very least. Here are some recommendations that tick all the criteria and maybe even more!
Club Ride Deer Abby
Club Ride is one of the most popular clothing sports brands. They have an extensive clothing line which includes this Deer Abby short-sleeved jersey. This women's cycling jersey is 92% polyester and 8% spandex—a good ratio of material that gives you comfort, and stretches while riding.
Although its material is an ultra-light pinhole mesh fabric, it gives you 20 SPF worth of protection from harsh sun rays while cycling. The fabric doesn't wrinkle, quickly dies, and has arm ventilation—this way, you don't have to think about sweating and your clothes cresting because of its quality and make. Its zipper closure in the front ends right before the chest area, so you'll feel comfortable zipping it down without having to worry about it going all the way.
The bike jersey is a 4-way stretch that can accommodate bigger sizes even if it has a sporty fit. It comes in five sizes from XS to XL and in four colors of solid oil blue, black, rose floral print, and scuba blue floral print.
Why We Love It: This clothing line is made by women for women. We love that it’s empowering: these are designed by someone who understands a woman's clothing needs. The jersey looks clean and has a great fit, especially in the torso area. Although the sizing goes up to XL, the torso part is slightly smaller due to its sporty fit. We recommend checking the sizing guide before getting it. Club Ride's Deer Abby bike jersey has vents in the right places, and the clothing quickly dries so you won't feel uncomfortable while cycling. At the same time, we love how this doesn't wrinkle, but it isn't made of some hard fabric either!
Wild Rye Sandia
Wild Rye's Sandia is one of the best long-sleeved women's mountain bike jerseys you can get. Its fabric is breathable, made from 91% polyester and 9% spandex. These materials allow the clothing to dry up quickly, thus decreasing the accumulation of sweat while biking. It is lightweight and breathable, even if it's a long-sleeved women's cycling jersey. It also gives you 50 SPF protection, so you won't need to reapply sunblock every two hours; just the clothing is enough! The jersey has three pockets in it, one located at the back, making it the perfect place to put your phone in while cycling.
The Sandia line only comes in two earthy colors, which are charcoal and dark blue. Most long-sleeve cycling jerseys come in lighter or pastel colors which reflect sunlight. But with its breathable feature, you won't have to worry about feeling hot with this on. Fortunately, its lack of color selection is mitigated by its wide range of sizes from 0 to 14. Even though it has a sporty fit, there's an extended size range to cater to bigger sizes.
Why We Love It: This cycling jersey is also designed and made by women. Compared to other jerseys for biking that have a sporty fit, its torso area is equal in size with the shoulders. It is true to its size, so you don't have to size up. While its color range can be further extended, we love that the Sandia is available in eight shape-flattering sizes. It's the perfect long-sleeve women's mountain bike jersey to buy if you don’t want to look bulky.
Fox Racing Women's Ranger Dri Release
Fox Racing's Ranger is a long-sleeved women's mountain bike shirt. When you compare this to other brands with the same design, you can see how this is a more breathable long-sleeved shirt with its material of 85% polyester and 15% cotton. It has a more relaxed fit, making it even more comfortable.
It is equipped with Dri Release technology which dries up any sweat accumulated while you're wearing it. This technology also neutralizes body odor, so you don't have to worry about smelling like sweat even if it has already dried up.
Since it has a lower polyester percentage than usual and the other material is made of cotton (not spandex), it allows the shirt to dry four times faster than shirts with the polyester-spandex combination. Although it doesn't have arm vents or mesh, its material allows it to still be breathable and comfortable to wear.
It is available in five sizes, from extra small to extra large, and it has five colors you can choose from.
What We Love About It: We love that this is a women's MTB jersey with a more relaxed fit. Usually, the high-quality ones with good designs have a sporty fit which may not cater to all body types. If you have a voluptuous figure, you can expect a cycling shirt that is true to its size. No need to size up—its torso area is the same as that of its shoulder area, making the Fox Racing Women's Ranger Dri Release cycling shirt stand out among the others.
Troy Lee Designs Skyline Collection
Although the Skyline jersey collection is not exclusive to women, Troy Lee Designs still caters to them with this collection. Among their cycling jerseys, this is their best-selling line. We don't doubt why this is so! It gives extreme comfort when worn, especially with long sleeves. They have both long and short sleeves included in the Skyline collection, with the same make and fabric.
The fabric used in this line is environmentally sustainable with a certification from Bluesign, a famous manufacturer of sustainable textiles. So if you're looking for eco-friendly products, this is an excellent alternative you can choose! Its fabric is a combination of 92% polyester and 8% spandex. Spandex is commonly used for moisture-wicking or quick drying properties.
It comes in ten colors and five sizes ranging from small to 2XL. The fit is loose and stretchable so that it can cater to larger sizes. In addition, it has optical wipe fabric inside the rear so you can clean your glasses or shades properly during your ride.
What We Love About It: Whether it be the long or short sleeve variation, this shirt is suitable both for casual wear and for cycling. Since its material is very lightweight and comfortable to wear, it doesn't feel like much of a cycling shirt. Also, it doesn't come with any zippers or mesh areas, so it won't feel like you should work out when wearing it. Despite these factors, don’t be fooled—this is a jersey made for serious biking.
It doesn't matter whether you're a beginner or a pro at cycling—you have to invest in a good quality mountain bike jersey. There are numerous men's jerseys you can choose from, and it's completely acceptable to buy from that category. However, the fit, even with the smallest size, may not be an exact match for you. So it's a lot better to buy women's cycling jerseys—not only are these made for women, but some of these are also designed by women.
The four women's MTB jerseys listed above are some of the best in the market. Although all of them have almost the same features, such as their light weight and quick-drying properties, they differ strikingly from each other. So whether you're looking for a long sleeve or a short sleeve mountain bike jersey, there is an excellent option for you!