EARN YOUR STRIPES WITH VESPER FROM MELLOW JOHNNY’S
The Vesper collection is a nod to the iconic Martini Racing design, which makes a perfect addition to any gearhead’s biking wardrobe. When people hear Martini Racing they think of red and blue stripes burning rubber down the motorway. For obvious reasons, we believe those colors have earned a place in the world of bike racing.
Now you can assume the identity of a legendary formula one racer, whether you’re tearing up the track in the throwback Vesper bicycling jersey, or crushing IPAs in the Vesper Tee.
Design Inspiration: A Piece of Racing History
The term Martini Racing comes from Italy’s world-renowned Martini International Club racing sponsorship, which began in 1958. The distinctive dark blue, light blue, and red racing stripes first adorned a Porsche 906 in 1968. Martini stripes quickly became the most well-known and widely-recognized symbol in the history of racing.
Road bicycle racing in its modern form began picking up speed in the late 19th century in the Western European countries of France, Spain, Belgium, and—you guessed it—Italy. Some of bike racing’s earliest events; the Liège–Bastogne–Liège, first established in 1892, the Paris–Roubaix in 1896, and of course, the Tour de France in 1903, remain the sport’s largest events.
The goal of the Vesper cycling apparel collection is to merge these great racing histories with a simple but strong design that stands the test of time.
The Vesper Short Sleeve Jersey is the optimal combination of aerodynamic and technical fabrics. The performance fit makes it a great choice for your next race. Compete with peace of mind and without restriction. Thoughtful design and construction will make sure that both you and your jersey are working hard to shatter that personal record.
The material and build makes for a streamlined but well-ventilated piece of cycling apparel. Seamless laser-cut cuffs and mesh inserts under the arms will keep you cool and comfortable. The side-panel-free design adds a moisture-wicking feature to the mix, that personal record.
This cycling jersey features three cargo pockets, and full zip. Available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Check out the Vesper bib to keep those shorts up and complete the look!
The Vesper Tee is great for repping your racing knowledge when you’re out and about. Racing fans will immediately recognize the iconic color pallet, making it a cool and comfortable conversation piece. The 100% cotton knit makes this t-shirt great for a casual bike ride or hitting the brewery with friends on your day off.
Don’t let the cold weather keep you off your bike this winter. The Vesper Winter Headband is an essential piece of biking apparel and a wonderful addition to your collection of cycling gear. Cycling headbands are a popular piece of cycling equipment because they provide cyclists warmth around the ears without overcrowding your bike helmet space. Headbands insulate without overheating and keep the moisture away from your eyes. The Vesper headband features a big star decked in Martini racing colors, putting a Texas twist on a classic look.