Long-sleeve jerseys for racing and mountain biking
Whilst cycling in cooler temperatures, a long-sleeve jersey is a must. These offer better protection than a short-sleeve cycling jersey. Both men and women can find great designs by manufacturers, such as Maloja, Scott, Pearl Izumi, Mavic and Endura.
What to look for in a long-sleeve jersey
Whether you’re on a mountain bike or a road bike, a form-fitting long-sleeve jersey is a great choice. They’re equipped with cleverly placed, non-chafing seams and their cut is optimal for biking. In addition, the fabric should be breathable, moisture wicking and quick-drying.
Some models also feature a windproof front that prevents you from cooling down in cold winds. Another great feature that some jerseys have is a treatment, such as Polygiene, that prevents sweat-decomposing bacteria from forming odours, which is super practical for cycling holidays and multi-day tours. Some other practical details to look out for include a wide-opening ventilation zip, reflective elements and jersey pockets.
Long-sleeve shirts are so versatile
Jerseys are a must-have because they’re less bulky than fleece, so you won’t need a midlayer. Plus, if you like to ride in cold weather, you'll appreciate how comfortable they are and can simply pack an additional cycling jacket in your backpack in varying weather conditions. A more practical and lightweight alternative to this is to wear a short-sleeved jersey with arm warmers. In warmer temperatures, you can adapt quickly to the conditions and it’s more lightweight.