2018 Buyer's Guide

Velarosa

The Draw: Female-Specific Functionality

If tribal prints are your jam, this punchy kit from women’s cycling brand Velorosa serves up your style with lots of comfort. Both pieces are made by Louis Garneau, which means you get sturdy, but lightweight, performance fabrics and a cushy chamois that doesn’t quit. The top has an internal front zipper for a clean, seamless look, and it didn’t agitate mid-ride (we were initially dubious). The shorts shine brightest in this ensemble: the 8.5” inseam length felt just right, the wide, elastic-free bands around the legs and waist were uber comfy and flattering, and the flat-stitch seams kept us happily hotspot-free. We almost forgot we weren’t wearing bib shorts.

$90 Prairie Jersey, $95 Plains Cycling Shorts (women’s)

Review by Julia Beeson Polloreno

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