Summer is on its way at last so check out guide to five of the best summer cycling jerseys.

With the longer days and warm temperatures, it’s time to ditch the insulated jackets and long sleeve jerseys for something a bit lighter and suited to summer cycling.

A good summer cycling jersey can improve not just how you look on the bike but also how you feel. You’ll want something that’s tight fitting but comfortable enough to wear all day.

There are many types of kit to choose from, ranging from the most relaxed cut to the full-on race jersey that clings to your body offering aerodynamic benefits you might want when racing.

Most cycling jerseys will be made from quick wicking materials that are fast drying. The more you pay, the more advanced features you’ll find such as silicone grippers and aero materials to help you create less drag.

We’ve put together a short list of some of the best summer cycling jerseys around, taking into account features and value for money.

Chapeau Club Jersey

Chapeau Club Summer Cycling Jerseys

What they say

The Club jersey features bold detail and contrasting sleeve cuffs. Inspired by classic jerseys and presented in modern moisture wicking, breathable fabric that performs when you do. Slim fitting raglan sleeves offer improved aerodynamics and fit for optimum comfort. Featuring three full-sized pockets, suitable for tools, food, arm warmers and a gillet you’ve removed to show off your jersey.

Key specifications

  • Lightweight
  • Moisture wicking
  • Relaxed Fitting
  • UV protection

Our verdict

We’re big fans of Chapeau here at wevelo and this Club jersey really hits the spot for summer riding. It’s lightweight and doesn’t have too much of a race fit. The design is kept minimal with just a few accent colours that creates a classic and smart looking jersey. Take a look at their site for more colour options and other summer cycling jerseys.

Where to buy

Price

£69.99

From

Chapeau

Price correct at time of publishing.

Rapha Brevet Lightweight Jersey

Rapha Brevet Lightweight Summer Cycling Jerseys

What they say

A lightweight, durable and versatile cycling jersey for adventures on the hottest of days. With a lighter-weight construction, yet still able to meet the demands of the toughest long-distance rides, the Brevet Lightweight Jersey is highly breathable and quick to wick away moisture. Reflective Brevet stripes feature on the chest, and three large cargo pockets provide ample storage for food and tools. This fast-drying jersey can be washed and dried overnight ready for your next day’s ride.

Key specifications

  • Lightweight construction to withstand high temperatures
  • High-visibility stripes and print for exploration by day or night
  • Three large cargo pockets for long-day rides
  • Zipped valuables pocket

Our verdict

The Rapha Brevet jersey is as cool looking as it’ll keep you during long summer rides. The simple design mixed with some of the best fabrics in the cycling industry make for a stunning jersey. The three large pockets and extra zipped pocket for valuables are perfect for all-dayers. Pricey but worth it!

Where to buy

Price

£120.00

From

Rapha

Price correct at time of publishing.

dhb Aeron Lab Short Sleeve Jersey

dhb Aeron Lab Short Sleeve Jersey

What they say

Exceptional all-day performance. The all new Aeron LAB Jersey has been engineered for top-level road cycling. With a second-skin fit, lightweight fabrics and minimalist construction methods combing to make your new favourite, race-ready jersey from dhb.

Key specifications

  • Race ready, second skin fit
  • High performance, lightweight stretch fabrics
  • Laser cut sleeves
  • Laser cut bottom hem
  • 4 rear pockets including hidden toko envelope pocket.
  • Dropped neck line for increased comfort when riding in the drops

Our verdict

This Lab jersey from dhb is from their 2018 range of race fit, lightweight clothing. Designed to fit as snug as possible whilst still being comfortable this jersey is built for speed. Highly technical materials combined with 4 rear pockets make this one for long days as well as races.

Where to buy

Price

£90.00

From

Wiggle

Price correct at time of publishing.

Kalf Flux Print Men’s Short Sleeve Jersey

Kalf Flux Print Men's Short Sleeve Jersey

What they say

A striking new addition for 2018, the Kalf Flux Print jersey has been Designed to fit close to your body, the Jersey uses a soft, compliant Lycra to ensure it doesn’t feel restrictive. Detailing includes the use of different panels – including perforated under-arms – to transfer moisture away from the skin, reflective logo details and laser-cut sleeves. Across the back three standard pockets are complemented by a zipped valuables pocket.

Key specifications

  • Soft Lycra
  • Race Fit
  • Multi-panel construction. Laser-cut sleeves
  • Three open back pockets, and one zipped valuables pocket
  • Reflective logo details
  • Perforated under-arms

Our verdict

Another race fit jersey, this time from Kalf. Designed to be comfortable and cool during the summer and well as getting you noticed with it’s fading colour scheme. The zipped pocket is a nice touch. Kalf like to produce clothing that’s a little different so check out their other designs. Very cool!

Where to buy

Price from

£70.00

Price correct at time of publishing.

Castelli Flusso Jersey

Castelli Flusso Summer Cycling Jersey

What they say

A fresh new design from Castelli, the Flusso Jersey is not only a good-looker it is also lightweight and breathable so you get great performance in warm weather. A forgiving cut makes it perfect for any style and size of rider.

Key specifications

  • Prosecco GT main body fabric wicks moisture away
  • Mesh side panels
  • Full-length YKK® Vislon® zipper
  • 3 rear pockets
  • Reflective heat-transfer viz strips

Our verdict

The Castelli Flusso is perfect for the summer and has a more relaxed fit making it suitable for more riders. As expected from the Italian company the jersey is well made, full of features and will wick away sweat with it gets warm. Check out their full range of summer cycling jerseys for more colours and fits.

Where to buy

Price

£80.00

From

ProBikeKit

Price correct at time of publishing.