A good mountain bike jersey is worth the investment. They are designed for a specific job, taking in to account the way you move on you bike, where you need ventilation, protection and what materials are best. All these elements give you the unrestricted range of motion and comfort you need when you are out on a ride. I have found a great selection of mountain bike jerseys men can buy. I hope you find something you like.
What to Look for
To start off you need to know what you are looking for. There are a few things to consider:
- The type of rider you are – Are you and enduro, downhill, XC rider?
- Where you ride – If you ride in Scotland during winter, you don’t want a jersey that is made for riding in Sierra Nevada in the Summer
- The style – You want to look cool right?
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Long sleeve jerseys obviously keep you warmer in cold weather, but they also offer a bit of protection. This comes in handy when you come off your bike or get a bit too close to a spiky hedge.
Originally a surf brand, Ion now make some really nice mountain bike jerseys men and women love. They have a cool understated style and great quality products. The torso area of the Ion Scrub is made from their DriRelease mesh, allowing ventilation while looking like cotton t-shirt material. DriRelease is pretty clever stuff that dries four times quicker than cotton. The sleeves and the back of the jersey are made from a breathable material that is also sanitized to keep you fresh for longer. An added feature of this jersey is the integrated goggle wipe and lift pass pocket.
Nukeproof have released their Blackline clothing range for 2018, and it is looking great. Their Blackline long sleeve jersey has a loose fit to give the rider unrestricted movement. The back and arm pits are fully made of mesh for excellent ventilation when you are charging hard. Somehow Nukeproof have been able to make it from recycled coffee, so it is very Eco. But it also has the natural ability wick away sweat and dry quicker than cotton. It also protects you from UV and is antibacterial, to keep your sweaty smells at bay.
There is also a small zipped pocket on the back to stash you keys or a snack.
Endura MT500 Burner
This is the choice of the Atherton Family, and it is a good choice. Made from fast moistures wicking polyester, it is designed to keep you comfortable all day. It has some well positioned mesh ventilation panels and tougher fabric on areas that might receive impacts.
It is loose fitting and is suitable for body armour and has silicon shoulder printing to grip on to your backpack straps.
If you like to ride with you arms out or don’t want sleeves interfering with you elbow pads, a short sleeve jersey is what you need.
As you probably know, Fox are pretty big in mountain biking and they have some great products. The Ranger has a timeless design that won’t date at all. Above all, it is a premium product without the premium price. It is made with Fox’s TruDri technology. Which is how they add the moisture wicking and quick drying properties in to this particular jersey. It has the soft feel of a normal t-shirt too, so you can wear it in the pub on those no ride days. I have a couple of these in various styles, and I really like how comfortable they are, especially on warm days in the saddle.
The dhb Trail jersey is another one that has a timeless design and will last many seasons of riding. It is seriously good value for money too. Cooling is provided by its technical fabric and underarm vents, while its anti odor treatment stops you getting smelly. It also has reflective logos and details to help with you visibility in low light conditions.
This is a great value jersey that will last and look good for few seasons to come.
What do you think of the best mountain bike jerseys men can buy currently?
These are just some of the great mountain bike jerseys men can buy right now. I will be updating this page and creating similar ones to keep you in the loop. Let me know what you think in the comments below.