With cycling kit for women slowly starting to head in the right direction, I thought I’d introduce #FreshKitFriday to show off some kit that has caught my eye recently. I’ll mix it up between the various sports I do, so keep checking back for my latest #FreshKitFriday !
Castelli have certainly upped their game when it comes to the designs on their kit. Their 2018 kit is completely different to anything I’ve seen before, and is almost a breath of fresh air in the world of cycling kit. So many brands produce kit with black as the main colour, which when you’re a cyclist that wants to be seen on the road isn’t ideal! These bright colours definitely caught my eye when I saw the jerseys for the first time whilst in a shop in Mallorca.
2. Women’s FS260-PRO Adrenaline Race Cape II – £79.99
I find you can’t really go wrong with an Endura jacket. I have two, one is more light weight for Summer showers and my other one is more suited for the Winter months. I always find the fit is spot on and they stretch a little to accommodate your position on the bike. There’s nothing worse than a cycling jacket without a little give in the material!
3. ASSOS T.laaLalai_S7 Women Bib Shorts – £160
Now before you scream ‘how much?!?’, the price always put me off ASSOS shoes. Being a student it was just never possible, but Ryan converted me and I’ve never looked back…ha! I get on with the lining really well and another thing I love about them is that there are very few seams. My legs feel less restricted when I’m on the bike. I’m not sure if its a common problem, but some shorts with the seam down the outside of the leg seem to restrict its movement. It feels like the material is pulling around my leg. But with my ASSOS shorts this isn’t an issue.
4. Kask Mojito Helmet – £119
When I started to get more into road biking…all of a sudden wearing my mountain bike helmet made me stand out with the peak and FOX branding all over it! I’ve never been one to stick to a helmet brand, but now I’ve tried the Kask it is definitely the most snug on my head. A long standing design with the brand, my favourite feature about it is the retention system (the bracket on the back) can move down to accommodate my long hair that’s always a nightmare to get into a helmet.
5. Rapha Pro Team Socks – £15
You can always rely on Rapha for simple, but classy, designs. I always love the colours they use and you can’t go wrong with a new pair of socks!
6. Fizik Women’s R5B Donna Road Shoes – £139.99
I am certainly in the market for some new road shoes over the next few months. My Shimano shoes have served me well to be honest once I discovered overshoes over the Winter. Now Summer is upon us I’ll be looking for some shoes that fit my wide feet and have something called a Boa dial so I can ditch the velcro straps…
7. Castelli Viva Donna Headband – £12
A little bit more Castelli to finish things off because I have seen so many women use these headbands! I’ve always used Buff’s to keep my ears warm and my hair out of my face whilst on the bike, but now it’s starting to get that little bit hotter on my rides I’ll be picking up one of these headbands to use. A lot less material than a Buff means I can keep cooler for longer when out on my bike.