The change of season from summer to autumn demands more of your cycling clothing, but it’s still not quite cold enough to wrap up in your full winter kit just yet.
Instead, the shoulder seasons of autumn and spring, where the temperature often sits somewhere between the high single figures and the low teens, demand that you wear kit which will keep the chill at bay without overheating and often it’s a tricky balance to strike.
Arm warmers paired with a short sleeve jersey and gilet offer a versatile solution but if it’s a little chillier then a long sleeve jersey (we’re talking a lightweight jersey, rather than a full wind and waterproof winter piece) works a treat. Plus, it’ll work as a mid-layer when the winter truly kicks in and the colder weather demands more layers.
We’ve picked out ten of our favourite long-sleeve jerseys to bridge the gap in the seasons.
HOY Vulpine Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey
Sir Chris Hoy launched his first clothing range with Vulpine earlier this year and that spring/summer collection has been followed by an autumn winter/range.
The new Roubaix Long Sleeve Jersey is designed as a piece to be worn on its own in autumn or spring, or under an additional outer layer in winter. The jersey’s made from a Roubaix fabric – just switch between a long or short sleeve base layer depending on the conditions. The thermal fabric also sits softly next to the skin and offers a close fit.
Out back the jersey, which comes in smart ‘graphite’ or ‘cobalt blue’ colours, comes with the usual arrangement of three pockets and a zipped pocket for valuables.
Website: HOY Vulpine