Guest post by Pete Reynolds from Discerning Cyclist
Just because it’s getting a bit warmer in the summer months, there’s no reason to sacrifice on style when you’re out and about on your bike.
There’s plenty of quality cycling clothes out there that combine both great cycling functionality and style. The kind of gear that you can wear for your ride and then also when you reach your destination – without looking or feeling out of place.
Below, I’ve put together two examples of perfect stylish cycling outfits for summer – one for men and one for women. Some of these items I recently featured in Discerning Cyclist’s ‘Summer Guide to Cycling in Style’.
An elegantly designed lightweight merino t-shirt that is perfect for warm weather. This Icebreaker number is soft on the skin and boasts very good breathability.
Ready for those showers the British summer likes to surprise you with. This is an excellent lightweight jacket that can be stored away in a pocket.
My favourite cycling shorts this summer. Perfect in terms of cycling functionality (stretchy, raised waistline and a reflective patch on the rear), these Café du Cycliste shorts also look super sleek.
They look like regular urban trainers, but Chrome Industries have constructed these with longevity in mind, as their fabric uppers are 25 times stronger than canvas pumps.
Made from a blend of merino wool and nylon corespun, this regular fit Icebreaker tank top again features a quality minimal design and is also odour resistant – something you’ll be thankful for in hotter climes!
Rapha are the masters of style on two wheels, and they haven’t missed a trick with this lightweight jacket. Packable, water and wind resistant, quick drying and a lower back make this the ideal emergency summer jacket.
Another great product from Rapha, these shorts look and feel great on and off the bike. Nice and lightweight, with plenty of pockets to boot, the Turn-Up Shorts are everything you can hope for in a pair of stylish cycling shorts.
Comfortable to walk around in, while offering great power when on two wheels, these DZR trainers are also SPD pedal compatible and have a rear reflective badge.
For more advice, reviews and showcasing of stylish cycling clothing and accessories, check out Discerning Cyclist.
What are you wearing on the bike this summer? Comment below.
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