Spring has sprung in many parts of the country and summer is around the corner. Here at Mellow Johnny's in Austin Texas, our team of cycling enthusiasts are delighted to see the weather getting warmer. As it does, our thoughts turn to our favorite warm weather cycling jerseys.
Summer cycling jerseys from every manufacturer share a few things in common. First, all are made with the lightest material possible to help reduce bulk and weight. The fabrics used are also highly moisture wicking to facilitate evaporative cooling as you ride.
In addition, the fit of each is generally anywhere from close to the body to full on race cut. This ensures that the jersey is as minimalist as can, while the technical fabrics can perform to as intended - moving with you instead of against you. Finally, each generally has a full-length zipper and three rear pocket construction.
Where to buy the best cycling jerseys
Whether you are a pro cyclist or weekend enthusiast, the best cycling gear is affordable, accessible and worth buying to ensure comfort on rides. If you're in Austin, the latest, greatest and most innovative cycling jerseys can be found at our Austin shop. If shopping internationally, ordering cycling jerseys online from our global store is your best bet.
Cool jerseys from our Austin shop
The following four jerseys features the latest innovations with the bonus of cutting edge styles that should cater to a wide range of tastes.
Castellie Cycling’s Climber’s 2.0 Jersey with UPF Protection
Castelli Cycling’s Climber’s 2.0 jersey is a warm weather classic jersey in its own right. From their Rosso Corsa line, the fit is decidedly race cut, tight against the body for optimal fit and performance. Made from Castelli’s Strada Pro 3D fabric on the back to support the three rear pockets and to offer UPF 16 protection on what may be one of the thinnest jersey materials on the market. On the front of the Climber’s 2.0 jersey you’ll find 75 g/m2 Flusso 3D fabric and a full-length lightweight front zipper. It all adds up to a jersey that’s a scant 83 grams. Available in women’s and men’s. $129.99.
Shimano S-Phyre Short Sleeve Riding Jersey to keep you cool
Shimano, yes, that Shimano makes some of the most technically advanced cycling kit for the body as well as the bike.
The S-Phyre short sleeve jersey is a go-to warm weather top that utilizes a seamless design and a form fitting cut to slice through the wind and keep you cool. The three rear pockets are anatomically designed to be readily accessible in the riding position—something that some jerseys on the market overlook. Forward-facing areas along the shoulders use 3-D fabrics to improve fit and aerodynamics. Available in women’s and men’s. $199.99.
Pearl Izumi Elite - Performance Oriented fit and Speed Sleeve
Pearl Izumi is a household name for many when it comes to cycling clothing. With pieces like their Elite Pursuit jersey, it’s easy to see why. Made with ELITE Transfer Aero fabric for a performance-oriented fit and Pearl Izumi’s Speed Sleeve, the jersey smooths airflow over shoulders to reduce drag.
Pearl Izumi’s ELITE Transfer In-R-Cool fabric powered by Ice-fil provides superior skin cooling and moisture management for your hottest rides. Available in women’s and men’s. $125.00.
Giordana’s Vero Jersey with Mellow Johnny Design in White
Our go-to warm weather jersey has to be Giordana’s Vero jersey with our own Classic shop logo design in white. There’s just something about a white jersey that keeps you cooler, even when the temps are 100+. Giordana’s Vero is made for all day comfort on warm days with a full-length zipper, a slightly more generous cut, and advanced fabrics to keep you cool. Available in women’s and men’s. $199.99.
When the mercury rises and it’s time to ride, make sure you’re outfitted in the latest warm-weather cycling jersey to have your best ride yet.