- by Christopher Jones
- Published: 16 July 2014
The Australian cycle leisure wear company Cycology have a big international audience who have fallen in love with the fresh bike styles. Their venture into on-road gear (as opposed to leisure wear) has been a long process, despite overwhelming demand from their large fan base.
For Cycology it is the little things that make their brand so appealing, from sharing artwork with their facebook community to writing a personal note to every single customer. So creating the cycology jersey was more than ‘just’ getting a cool design printed, it was about the quality, the feel, and the details. A few weeks ago Cycology released their first jersey and I was one of the first to check it out.
The black cycling jersey incorporates one of their original and most popular T-shirt designs, “Road Warriors”, which features the Cycology logo on the front and a striking cycling graphic on the back. At first look it appears straight forward, however this is a premium cycling jersey and attention has been given to the details. The jersey has a slim-fitting race cut, is lightweight, and feels fine to the touch. The body and side ventilation panels both use Italian fabric and there are a few special features that lift the overall quality; on the back the pockets have a reflective trim which increases visibility at night, and the inside hem is ‘power grip tape’ which is a broad 4 centimeter elastic hem which is grippy and stops the jersey from sliding up.
This is a very breathable jersey, well suited for warm weather riding, and when the temperature drops you will quickly need a base-layer.
For $119.95, this isn’t the cheapest jersey on the market, but it delivers on value; it is very well made, I would say ‘styled’, so will probably make you feel as good as you look. It seems that Cycology are onto a winner as their first jersey is already a raging success.
Returning to the leisure wear, Cycology have also created some cold weather tops and their hoodie caught my eye. Far from being an average hoodie, they have again put thought into the details. It reminds me of a Billabong, Hurley, or Rip Curl surfer hoodie, but without the premium price tag. It sits comfortably at $99.
The Cycology hoody isn’t overly complicated; grey fleece with subtle black trimmings at the hem, cuffs, and along the zipper add style. This thick and heavy fleece hoody is extremely comfortable and cosy on those cool evenings and windy days. As leisure wear, it isn’t really suited for cycling, but could quickly become one of your favourites.
In the T-Shirt department the portfolio of designs is regularly updated – it is all original artwork and there are plenty of variations to let you identify as a bike rider.
Checkout: Cycology Gear