Designed For Cycling design and produce high technicity and high performance ladies cycling clothing. They also design the most chic and stylish cycling kit for ladies, and their Girls Rule range is typical of this high end ladies cycling kit brand
Feel truly feminine and stylish with this modern performance cycling for ladies from DS Pro
Look good in lycra with DS Pro, as we examine the style, design and fabric technicity of this exciting brand
Women’s cycling kit matters, because having uncomfortable clothing, or a women’s cycling jersey that causes chaffing or doesn’t offer support, can turn an enjoyable ride into an ordeal.
DS Pro make stylish performance sportswear for ladies who like to be chic and stylish when active. Their latest range includes this colorful one piece triathlon suit for spring and summer. Triathletes are noted for their tough nature and mental strenth; now they can been noted for their style too 🙂
Finding great cycling gear is always a challenge, especially for women. The industry seems to have decided that if you want performance clothing that helps keep you comfortable on the bike, you also want to appear as if you are a professional cyclist too.
ALÉ Cycling is famous for its high quality Italian material and a variety of colours and prints. This spring I had the chance to review the new summer 2019 Sunset cycling kit from ALÉ
As far as the fit goes, I was 99% happy, and only because the kit runs a tad big. If you wear a small in other brands, you may want to consider ordering an XS if you like your kits to fit snug. I find that when I wear bibs that are too loose, the chamois (despite quality and comfort) will shift around and cause irritation. I did really love the “Miti” leg grips, which helped to keep things in place and where they should be — the wider length helps eliminate the whole “sausage leg” problem many of us ladies face. I get a lot of comments and/or DM’s on Instagram from women asking questions about bib-length/general fit, and leg grippers are a huge part of the equation.
I almost always alter my bibs, by pulling the gripper up to hit the most flattering spot on my leg (never more than half way down my thigh) and from there, pull bibs up into place. The “Miti” grippers are great. They are body hugging, but forgiving enough for me to adjust and stretch ‘em into place. It’s a real plus point for Cycology, who have thought about the design and fit in detail.
Moving to the jersey then. The jersey is comfortable — and the material feels expensive, and I appreciate the combo of the stretchy front waistband and grippy back. I was pleased with little details like the reflective strips and a zipper pocket — although the pocket is only large enough for maybe a key or Chapstick.
Cycology are renowned for their designs, but the design of the Velosophy kit is not for everybody — I feel like the small top-to-bottom print is harder to pull off. However, the cut and fit is on point. Again, pay attention to the size you order online if you like your kits snug. Beyond that, I loved the kit and it performed well.
Going forward, I’m impressed and will wear it on my training rides, which is praise indeed — it’s both functional and looks different. I also really dig the inspirational messages within the print. Anything that motivates and adds meaning is worth having as part of your weekly kit rotation.