Club Ride made their name with casual but functional pieces that buck tradition. You don’t have to resemble a stuffed sausage on the trail, and the world is better for it. For 2015 they’ve expanded their line with additional looks that have a cut and silhouette more along the lines of traditional riding garb, but maintain their aesthetic and multi-use functionality.
During Interbike we visited the Club Ride booth to see what they have in store for fall. We spoke with several friendly and enthusiastic employees that are very passionate about the brand and what it stands for.
I came across the Deer Abby jersey while looking through the new styles. Knowing it would pair well with the raven Freedom shorts we recently reviewed, I had to try the jersey on over the tank top I was wearing. My first reaction was something along the lines of “holy crap, this is one flattering jersey!”
Apparently, I wasn’t the only one who thought so; company founder Mike Herlinger agreed and generously sent it home with me.
When it comes to cycling apparel, I prefer wearing full matching kits versus multiple pieces from different apparel companies, so finding a matching top was great.
Not only does this jersey make me feel incredibly sexy, but it is also very functional. It is light enough for warmer trail rides, breathable, wicks well and dries quickly. I especially like the flattering shorter sleeve length and the bunching on the bottom sides giving it a more feminine feel.
It also offers UV protection, has rear stash pockets, a zipper on the front collar for additional airflow, and reflective accents.
This is one good looking trail riding outfit. I took a couple people by surprise, they didn’t realize I was wearing mountain bike clothing. Seeing how Club Ride was born and has been built on the conviction that cycling apparel can be both technical and stylish – they’ve nailed it!
For reference I am a US size 0-2 in tops and US size 26 in bottoms and prefer my clothing fitted— I’m definitely an XS in all Club Ride women’s apparel.
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