Apparel & Gear Reviews: Page 32

Velocio Men’s Classic Jersey

This jersey is a new favorite of everyone at VeloNews who’s had the chance to test it. The just-right fit is raceably trim without being confining; the low, snug-but-open collar keeps things aero without being claustrophobic; the relatively long arms hit exactly where we like, and the color-contrast bands add just a subtle bit of […]

Velocio Origami women’s bibs

These are hands-down our favorite bibs for everyday riding, racing, coffee rides, and everything in-between. Not only are they the coolest-looking bibs, with a unique origami pattern stretching across both leg bands paired with navy blue material, but they are some of the most comfortable bibs we’ve ever worn. Designed in collaboration with Australian pro […]

Assos T.Laalalaishorts_S7 women’s bibs

Assos’s women’s bibs are packed with plush details, like silky smooth materials and perfectly placed leg hems that create the cleanest looking bibs that we’ve seen. The bibs are made with Assos’s type.439 material that offers a bit more compression than the company’s previous women’s bibs and shorts models. This not only adds to the […]

Rapha Souplesse women’s bibs

Rapha’s Souplesse bibs are our go-to choice for long days in the saddle on the bumpy dirt roads outside of town. The thicker chamois provides just a little more padding than some of the more race-specific women’s bibs. While this extra padding feels a bit bulky off the bike or even when pedaling out of […]

Panache women’s bibs

Panache uses a shorter inseam on its women’s bibs for a distinctly feminine look and feel. And to keep the already short shorts from riding up to the point of being too-short shorts, no-slip silicon grippers line the inside of the leg bands, holding everything in place without pulling uncomfortably on your thighs. Panche’s Endurance […]

Pactimo Ascent Vector Pro women’s bibs

These new women’s bibs are the best we’ve seen from Pactimo with plush Italian-manufactured materials that incorporate Coldblack technology that helps push water and heat away from the body. The light and breathable material also protects against UV rays so you won’t have to worry about sunburns through your kit on sunny summer rides. The […]

Garneau Women’s Course Race 2 bibs

While bathroom-break accessibility isn’t the most important quality for bib shorts, Garneau’s buckle system is easy to use and a nice addition. But more importantly, the medium-thickness, women’s specific chamois is extremely comfortable without feeling bulky. Fewer seams mean fewer chances for irritation or painful rubbing and these bibs are nearly seamless. Using a laser […]

Shimano RP5 women’s shoes

Shimano’s line of women’s specific shoes is impressive from top to bottom this season. While the top-of-the-line WR89 competition shoes offer superb stiffness and responsiveness for racing, the second tier, RP5 women’s shoes are really where Shimano shines. At $150, the RP5s are a bargain. Not only are they a comfortable, resilient set of shoes, […]

Bontrager Anara women’s shoes

If you’re looking for a little wiggle room in your shoes, the Anaras have a spacious toe box and ample ventilation for a cool and comfortable feel. But this relaxed fit doesn’t mean you’ll be sloshing around in the shoes, thanks to an easily adjustable Boa closure that remains perhaps the best tightening system for […]

Fizik R3B Donna women’s shoes

Racers, look no further than Fizik’s R3B Donna shoes. They’re built with power transfer in mind with a stiff, unidirectional carbon outsole and secure Boa and Velcro closure system. The formed insole and heel of the shoe comfortably hold your feet in place during hard efforts so no watts are lost from excess foot movement. […]