Although they were only founded in 2012, Vulpine already have a well deserved reputation for creating elegant yet functional bike clothing for serious riders and city bikers alike. Their new Hoy Vulpine winter collection, created in tandem with Sir Chris Hoy, has some great looking kit but the piece that first caught the eye was this Roubaix long sleeve jersey. And, in this case, function definitely matches form.
And form is a good as place to start as any. Vulpine, as with most of their kit, have kept things very simple here and it looks great. Personally I’m a big fan of the minimalist look, and Vulpine have it sorted. The jersey comes in two flavours: the ‘graphite’ we have here, and a ‘cobalt blue’ which looks extremely good as well. The bonus of the grey is that it matches up with the Hoy Vulpine Roubaix bib tights which are the same grey. Presumably they didn’t make matching bright blue tights as most people don’t want to look like a two-wheeled extra from the Smurfs. On the other hand, they might have missed a niche, there… Anyway, the zipper and logos are a slightly bluer grey, and the only other detail on the jersey is the zipped pocket on the back making for a very smart appearance, all told.