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The 10 coolest black cycling jerseys for women 2017 – because sometimes we feel stealthy, too

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We all know Matt’s favourite colour is black. But as Coco Chanel said, black has it all – and it’s not only the boys who can embrace the dark side of cycling.

I imposed black; it is still going strong today, for black wipes out everything else around – Coco Chanel

Here’s the Vamper.cc round up of the chicest, coolest, stealthiest black cycling jerseys of 2017. Feel free to add your suggestions in the comments section if you think we’ve missed any good ones! (And if you’re a male cyclist in search of some cool black jerseys, check out Matt’s round up of the best black cycling jerseys for men.)

Isadore Women’s Echelon Jersey, €155

Coolest black cycling jerseys for women 2017

The minimalist design and aggressive cut of the Isadore Apparel Echelon jersey sends this one straight to the top of the leaderboard. Yes, the cyclist in orange looks fine. But her counterpart, in stealthy jet black, looks cool AF. We’ve worn a fair bit of Isadore cyclewear, and we’ve been super impressed by the quality. The Echelon jersey features Isadore’s Sanitized® technology to make the jersey bacteria- and odour-resistant (which sounds good to this sweaty girl!) It’s designed to be super durable so it should be worth the investment.

Pedal Mafia Women’s Cycling Tech Jersey, AUD $159

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Some days, you just want an easy, stylish option that requires no thought about coordination. The Pedal Mafia Black Tech Jersey with its sharp white logo has a super clean feel to it.

And while it may be stealthy in colour, it features a reflective zip and centre panel which shines when light hits it. Stylish and safe.

Tenspeed Hero Women’s Race Fit Black Sprinkles Jersey, US $150

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Black and white is an utterly classic combo. Bright stars against a night sky; the timelessness of black and white photos; yin and yang.

This black and white kit from Ten Speed Hero is chic and functional – everything you could want. It has a sleek race cut with features sure to appeal to serious cyclists: special mesh side panels help keep you cool on summer days and help you feel fresh over the long haul. Reflective trim along the pockets adds a touch of shine to keep you safe when you’re cycling at night.

Le Col Women’s HC Jersey, £150
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The Hors Categorie jersey is Le Col’s premium jersey. Constructed from a new luxury technical fabric for 2017, Carezza Soft, it’s a high performance jersey with a luxury feel and finish. And if all black isn’t *quite* your thing, it has some cool camo design on the shoulders.

Morvelo Women’s Stealth Stormshield Rain Jersey, £105

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Morvelo’s StormShield Rain Jerseys weigh the same as their Superlight jerseys at just 137 grams, but also provide windblocking and waterproofing, which sounds good to us as autumn rapidly approaches. With elbow length sleeves and mesh underarm panels, they offer protection and breathability with great styling.

Milltag Sector Women’s Jersey, £90

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Sector is the Milltag premium race collection, and every product has been designed for racing. But that doesn’t mean you can’t wear it on your weekend cafè ride to look like the coolest kid on the block.

Arenberg Epica One Women’s Jersey EJ-1, US $185

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The Epica One Jersey may not be all black, but it’s mostly black. And, you know, sometimes a ‘pop’ of colour (as those annoying fashiony types like to say) is all it takes to lift your spirits.

Pas Normal Studios Women’s Mechanism Race Jersey, £147.44

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This is an awesome-looking race fit jersey. Lightweight with breathable side and back panels for low moisture absorption and quick drying, it’s functional as well as looking madly cool with its bold white lettering.

Velocio Signature Women’s Short Sleeve Jersey, £115

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The Velocio Signature Women’s Short Sleeve Jersey has been reconfigured with new denier gradient fabrics that enhance breathability and moisture wicking properties. It’s a gorgeous design with that subtle band of colour on the right sleeve and super fitted shape specifically for female cyclists. Very sharp indeed.

Figata Ciclismo Women’s Black Cycling Jersey, £43.30 (on sale)

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Super affordable and stylish to boot, this jersey from Danish cycling brand Figata Ciclismo is a nice piece of kit. We reviewed the brand’s pink and black kit earlier this year.

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The quest continues: Victoria shares her pick of cool women’s cycling kits

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Women’s cycling is going from strength to strength and it’s heartening to see more apparel designers launching expanded collections for female cyclists. I’m sure I’m not alone, though, in feeling that women’s cycling clothing is all too often still a bit of an afterthought. If you’re struggling to find kit as cool as you are, read on, because I’ve made it my mission to share all the cool women’s cycling kits I can find. You’ll find more good stuff here and here.

And don’t forget that the coolest kit of 2016, the Vamper.cc kit, is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Register your interest here!

 

Hors catégorie socks – This is Cambridge

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These glorious socks from This is Cambridge are just fah-bu-lous. I ordered a pair to coordinate with my pink Bont shoes… The socks feature Meryl Skinlife® which is a high performance yarn containing antibacterial properties which maintain the natural balance of the skin, reducing odours. What’s more, they look incredibly cool with a 15cm cuff, making them ideal for cyclists seeking a performance sock with top notch style. They’re £13.50.

 

Vision Cycling Jersey – Polaris Bikewear

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We’ll be publishing a review of this soon, but in the meantime, I can tell you that it’s great. The Vision Jersey is a women’s specific performance jersey made from a fast wicking fabric to keep you dry. Polaris has a co-ordinating pair of waist shorts (as regular readers know, not usually my preferred choice – but so far, I’m liking them…) so the half zip on the jersey is no problem. There is plenty of storage, too, with three rear pockets including a zipped security pocket. If this aqua blue shade ain’t your bag, it also comes in fuchsia pink and regal purple. I really, really like this jersey. It’s available for £64.99.

 

Women’s Wind Cheater/Core Gilet in WaterCOLOUR – The Pedla

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Ok, ok. Y’all know I’m a sucker for a bold floral print. What can I say – I must be the Mary Berry of the cycling world… But this women’s specific wind cheater gilet from The Pedla is gorgeous and utilises an advanced Italian WINDTEX windproof membrane for performance. It is designed with front shield-style paneling to insulate and protect you from wind and light rain while the rear panelling uses quick-drying microfibre material which is soft, breathable and moisture wicking. It’s a beautiful way to add a dash of summertime to your cycling wardrobe. It’s priced at AUD $196.

 

Women’s Bodyline SS Slipstream Jersey – Stolen Goat

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It doesn’t always have to be floral for me to like it. This Slipstream jersey from Stolen Goat makes it into my list of cool women’s cycling kits because it’s super chic and the colours rock. I like it a lot. You can order it for £60.

 

Aloha Jersey – Babicicool women's cycling kits

We’re back to florals! But this time, tropical ones. The Aloha jersey features a beautifully designed Hawaiian tropical pattern. Illustrated with amazing detail and constructed from high performance textiles, Babici expects this to be its most popular jersey of 2016. I’m sorely tempted. It’s priced at AUD $190.

 

Body Geometry Gel Women’s Glove – Specialized

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I know what you’re thinking. Why is this in the list of cool women’s cycling kits? It isn’t a very exciting piece of kit. Where’s the bold design? What’s so cool about it? Fine, I admit it: they’re not going to set your world on fire. But take it from a women’s cycling glove afficionado: these are excellent summer cycling mitts. The padding is second to none and the fuchsia detailing is bolder than it looks in pictures. I bought a pair in Sigma Sport a couple of weeks ago, and I’m really pleased with them. Very good gloves indeed. You can buy them for £25.00.

 

Polka Dot Blue Women’s Cycling Gloves – Stolen Goat
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You need a bolder glove? You want more than performance – you want pizzazz? Well, these mitts from Stolen Goat have got it. Super duper polka dots (bang on trend, if you care) and aero styling so that nothing can hold you back from that Queen of the Mountain. CUTE. And yours for £29.50.

 

Women Summer Jersey Checked Yellow – La Passione

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“Every peloton has a leader, but not every peloton has a stylish leader.” Too true, La Passione! I was torn over which colourway to show you from the new La Passione range. I finally decided that yellow jerseys for women are few and far between, and this shade is so deliciously sunny and summery that it deserves a place in the list. I also like this description from the brand: the jersey “is not only perfectly suited for any female Tour de France winner, but equally for anyone with style and a winning attitude in cycling.” Sold, to the lady in Lycra. £53.00.

 

Boels Dolmans SL Pro Women’s Short Sleeve Jersey – Specialized 

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I saw a cyclist wearing this kit in Richmond Park last weekend and it looked cool AF. The colours are amazing and I love how unapologetically bold it is. Super modern and super cool. The VaporRize knit fabric construction is ultra-soft and breathable and, combined with Coldblack fabric, it’s a great jersey for hot days out on the road. Yours for £90 from Sigma Sport.

 

Empire Women’s Road Shoe – Giro (at Sigma Sport)

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Finally – we all know how important the right shoes are, and no list of cool women’s cycling kits would be complete without some good footwear. These are not cheap. But they are pretty. Glossy black with that petrol-hued logo and vibrant turquoise laces, the carbon-soled Empire Women’s Road Shoe by Giro is hot to trot. Love them. They are priced at £229.95

 

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Victoria picks out another 5 awesome women’s cycling jerseys for summer

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Last week we picked out ten of the coolest men’s and women’s cycling jerseys of 2016. It’s always a bit more difficult for women who cycle, because there still isn’t the same breadth of choice for us – so, to save you some legwork, I’ve found another five awesome women’s cycling jerseys to keep you looking fresh this summer. Read on!

 

Queen of the Mountain

Luminary women’s cycling jersey, AUD $159

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This gloriously summery kit is currently sold out, but you can sign up for an alert from Australian women’s cycling brand Queen of the Mountain to let you know when it’s back in stock. I love the super vibrant palette – this ain’t a kit for shrinking violets! It’s the very essence of joie de vivre from our friends Down Under. More here.

 

Forward

WaterColor women’s cycling jersey, US $130.00

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These dreamy hues of pastel pink and baby blue are toughened up with rough black edges like a scrawl of charcoal over a watercolour painting. Gorgeous. More here.

 

Void Cycling 

WS Ride women’s cycling jersey, €110

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The sleek race cut and cool spot print from this Scandinavian cycle wear brand is sharp and quirky enough to make sure you stand out from the peloton. More here.

 

Machines For Freedom

Horizons Print women’s cycling jersey, US $175

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Subtle tones reminiscent of the skies you see on those insanely early morning rides, the Horizons jersey from US women’s cycling brand Machines For Freedom has me drooling. More here.

 

This is Cambridge

Hors Categorie jersey in blue, £ coming soon

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It isn’t currently available, but I’ll be ready to pounce when it’s back in stock on This is Cambridge. The colours are bold, bright and perfect for summer – and I can’t resist a polka dot/stripe pairing. I love it. More here.

 

Have you seen any awesome women’s cycling jerseys? Feel free to share them in the comments, we’re always on the hunt for exciting new brands!