Club Ride Apparel Quick Drop Short - Women's
Club Ride Apparel's designs are often subtle solutions to cycling's biggest conundrum: What to wear in the saddle when you'll also have to be in social situations. Not the Quick Drop Women's Bib Liner. It's a rather pronounced solution to a problem that we've all experienced; namely, the difficulty of natural breaks while fully kitted up. The design is meant to be worn as baselayer, but it ensures that you won't have to disrobe in order to handle business.
Instead of a system of bulky clips or hook-and-loop connections of questionable security, the Quick Drop Liner solves the pit-stop conundrum with the humble zipper. Unzipping the Quick Drop lets the back of the shorts open up without requiring the removal of your jersey or jacket. Business attended to, the liner zips closed, the baggies come up, and you're back on course.
The Quick Drop is furnished with Club Ride's top chamois, which the company rates for rides of four hours or longer, with emphasis on "longer." The brand may present itself as a recreationalist outfit, but the chamois' combination of dual-density padding and a gel insert prove that Club Ride is no stranger to the demands of long, strenuous days spent testing lines in the backcountry.
Castelli Velocissima Limited Edition Short - Women's
Castelli created the Women's Velocissima Limited Edition Short for cyclists seeking a premium fit and finish, but without gouging their wallets on offerings costing significantly more. This limited version of the Velocissima retains the tried-and-true fabrics and supportive fit of the original, but it's available in different colorways to suit your personal tastes.
Sitting at the heart and center of this supportive cycling short is Castelli's KISS Air chamois for plush support and vibration absorption. This premium chamois is comprised of a seamless brushed microfiber that sits atop varying density foam. The foam is thickest at the rear to alleviate pressure on sensitive tissue areas, tapering in thickness along the sides to promote full range of motion in the saddle.
Castelli constructed the Velocissima of Endurance Evolution fabric, which gives hard-working muscles plenty of support and stabilization, but without sacrificing freedom to sprint out of the saddle or slide forward on climbs. This supportive, stretchy fabric sits alongside a flat-form, contoured waistband that distributes pressure across a wide area and lie-flat grippers that remain in place without pinching.
Club Ride Apparel Imogene Pant - Women's
Whether you're pedaling frosty alpine singletrack on a brisk late-fall day, or trying to stay warm during a winter commute, the Imogene Pant is a technical winter pant that will keep you warm and dry from the mountains to the town. They can be worn over cycling tights for extra protection from the elements, or used as a standalone pant for a variety of active winter endeavors. They're made of a rugged, DWR-finished softshell that keeps body heat in and mud or snow out, with a waterproof membrane on the front to block out water while maintaining breathability. The material is stretchy to provide mobility during high energy movement, with side leg vents that allow additional airflow if needed. They come in a slimmer fit, and in classic Club Ride fashion, have an unassuming style that is right at home hitting the town for some post-ride activities.
Etxeondo Bomber Fem Jacket - Women's
Not a jersey, but not as burly as other cycling jackets, the Etxeondo Bomber Fem Jacket is ready to provide the mild warmth you need in the shoulder seasons. Thanks to lightweight and breathable, yet fleecy fabrics, temperature regulation is made easy, taking the chill away from your skin, without trapping you in an over-insulated shell that would be overkill for the cool, but not cold, fall riding temperatures.
Constructed from Etxeondo's own Comfort fabric, the Bomber Fem Jacket offers ample stretch for total freedom in your range of motion. It keeps your body dry by constantly transporting moisture to the outside, where it can dry quickly to keep you feeling comfortable. Inside, a brushed fleece lining offers your skin a cozy embrace that traps heat between its soft fibers to keep you warm. The aesthetic is inspired by the popular 90's bomber jackets, offering a throwback design that transitions your winter cycling kit from basic to elevated style.
The Bomber Fem Jacket is equipped with three rear pockets to store your multi-tool, nutrition, and spare tube. Reflective accents decorate the back pockets, aiding in illumination when lighting gets low on short fall days.
Mavic Sequence Short-Sleeve Jersey - Women's
We often find ourselves watching heat-tolerant cyclists with envy, marveling at their ability to ride almost completely unaffected by soaring temperatures on fully exposed courses. While heat training certainly helps, kit also plays a significant role in equipping those super-humans to not be affected by the air temperature. On the days you grimace as soon as you open the door to go outside, reach for the Mavic Sequence Jersey.
This lightweight training jersey was made for peak summer riding, and its moisture-wicking fabric and airy back panel will work to keep air and moisture moving as you push through heat radiating off the tarmac on sunny road shoulders. As you seek shade, the jersey's form-fitting cut and breathable construction won't get weighed down in the heat. You may never ride with the kick of your idols on a 95-degree August afternoon, but at least you'll be out on the roads.
Castelli Competitive Cyclist Club Jersey - Women's
Enjoy racking up the weekend miles on the roads while showing other riders where your allegiances lie with the Women's Competitive Cyclist Club Jersey from Castelli. And as you breathe the fresh air and burn off those extra calories, its Stratus Plus two-layer fabric will pull moisture away from your skin so you'll stay drier and cooler over the course of your ride.
Castelli gives this jersey a slightly more relaxed fit than many other jerseys in its lineup so you get a slim and tailored silhouette that still gives you room to breathe and freedom of movement. Other details include the set-in sleeves that provide a classic, yet modern look and a low-profile collar that offers coverage for your neck, without feeling constrictive or causing irritation. A full-length zipper lets you rid pent-up body heat on longer climbs while the 3 rear pockets provide space for food, phone, and tubes. Finally, rear reflective tabs help you remain a little more visible in low light.