The Domestique Critique: IRIS Catch-up Jersey and Signature Bib Short II

IRIS Catch-Up Jersey and Signature Bib Shorts II in Cinnamon

As cyclists, we all got hit pretty hard with quarantine in 2020. I started the new year relaunching WomensKit after maternity leave and was very excited to test ride the IRIS kit for a review. Then lockdown happened, and it was unsafe (and at times, against the law) to ride outside and it’s unfortunately taken me much too long to post my review on this kit. All, forgive me.

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The Domestique Critique: Machines for Freedom Essential Short

This year, that #indoorslife got me searching for a quality pair of shorts for the trainer. Perfect timing that Machines for Freedom released their brand new Essential Cycling Short in May. I bought a pair with my own hard-earned money for the low, low price of $148 USD and intend to ride every penny out of them.

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The Domestique Critique – Fat Lad at the Back Lasses Purple Petal Jersey

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Fat Lad/Lass at the Back debuted as a kit brand in 2013 with a focus on a fit for all bodies on bikes. In fact, Fat Lass at the Back put the curve in women’s kit – their kit comes with boobs, hips and waists because women do! They have put thousands of hours of research into the ways women lay down to ensure a fit that is perfect for any body.

Everyone on a bike deserves well-fitting kit and Fat Lass filled the lack of cycling clothing on the market for larger sizes. Continue reading “The Domestique Critique – Fat Lad at the Back Lasses Purple Petal Jersey”

The Domestique Critique – Rivelo Woodvale Jersey and Fernhurst Bib Shorts

by Jacquelyn Herbert

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That blue is as pretty as the summer sky. It’s the first thing you think when you open your package from Rivelo. If you’ve never heard of this UK-based brand, you’re not alone. Rivelo is still a boutique brand, a quiet overachiever with a distinguished style that is understated yet refined, but never showy enough to splash the pages of Facebook and Instagram and compete to catch your eye that way. You could say they prefer the slow and steady, and continue to put out kit that gets better and better with each collection. They have earned your admiration, not sweet talked you out of your cash. Continue reading “The Domestique Critique – Rivelo Woodvale Jersey and Fernhurst Bib Shorts”

The Domestique Critique: Rule XIV #C Series Bib Shorts

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Rule XIV chose to start their focus with the most critical part of your ride apparel – the bibshort. Deriving their name from the tongue-in-cheek Velominati Rule #14, “Shorts should be black,” Rule XIV set out to design premium bibshorts that break the rules, but always keep you in black.

 

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The Domestique Critique: Femme Velo Ascend Jersey and Randonneur Bib Shorts

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Femme Velo is more than cycling clothing. They are a brand, yes, but a community, a club, and truly an inspiration for getting more women to ride. Designing cycling kit for women is a natural extension for the woman/bicycle concept.  Continue reading “The Domestique Critique: Femme Velo Ascend Jersey and Randonneur Bib Shorts”

The Domestique Critique: Velocio Ultralight Jersey

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Less is more when it comes to Velocio’s Ultralight Jersey. Ultra-minimal, ultra-breathable, and ultra-light describe this Celestial offering from Velocio. Continue reading “The Domestique Critique: Velocio Ultralight Jersey”

The Domestique Critique: Art of Endurance

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Art of Endurance is yet another Australian kit brand with unique designs to offer women. I mean, I’m starting to get jealous I don’t live in Australia. I feel like everyone there is the most well-dressed cyclist on the planet. Art of Endurance can help you stand out even more.

I had the chance to ride in the Tesselate kit for a few months. It’s always exciting to roll up to a group ride and show off a kit. The Tesselate is a striking design, offered in pink and light blue, inspired by the many mountains climbed in training and is a play on the humble triangle as a metaphor for the daily challenges we face and overcome. Continue reading “The Domestique Critique: Art of Endurance”