The Domestique Critique: Fat Lass at the Back Fearless Fabulous Female Cycling Jersey

Fat Lass at the Back is making a second return to WomensKit…because it’s that darn good. This time Josie has tested the Fearless Fabulous Female jersey in a 38 inch bust size and this is her full report.

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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 – 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 – Tirade Cycling Wear Red Ass Mandrill Jersey and The Bibs

by Jacquelyn Herbert

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Photo: Tuan Quoc Le

There is no truer story of a small company than turning your passion and love into a product you can share with others who share your passion. That’s the story behind Tirade. It all started on a hot August day in the state of Texas, USA. Continue reading “The Domestique Critique – Tirade Cycling Wear Red Ass Mandrill Jersey and The Bibs”

Pretty Damned Fast Interviews Peppermint Cycling (Canada)

Written by: Lori Nedescu @CadenceKitchen I remember when I bought my first pair of cycling shorts. I hesitantly picked them off the bike shop wall and bought them. The shop only had two types so I picked the pricier pair at $45, which seemed like a hefty amount for spandex shorts (not bibs!) tha

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How to Avoid Kit Buyer’s Regret

Holiday time is the best time of the year. The indulgences are a-plenty – food, gifts, travel – but my favorite indulgence of all? SHOPPING. All the sales! The discounts! The freebies! I love starting the new year with new kit. But by the time I can afford to splurge (on sale, of course!) the kit I loved in March isn’t available anymore in December. SAD.

Some of this story is a collection of kit I regret not buying when I had the chance. I wavered too long or just couldn’t scrape those last few dollars together to do it. UGH! Now I wish I had. It’s buyer’s regret but for the other way ’round – I regret not buying that kit. Another part of this story is a guide to help you avoid buyer’s regret and instead buy the kit you will absolutely love. Continue reading “How to Avoid Kit Buyer’s Regret”

The Domestique Critique: RedWhite The Bib UPDATED REVIEW

In June, I reviewed a pair of bibshorts from RedWhite that I purchased myself. I liked them but found a few things like fit and chamois to be less than I expected. I also wrote about how responsive the brand’s found, Yuva, was when I emailed and asked about sizing. I was between a Medium and a Large and decided to buy a Large. Rarely am I a Medium in bibshorts and I feared the dreaded sausage leg. Yuva kindly offered to send me a Medium after my review and suggested that may be at the center of my issues with the bibshort. How could I not give it a try? Hey, a good return policy is a reason to be positive about a brand, as I’ve found out in this case. Continue reading “The Domestique Critique: RedWhite The Bib UPDATED REVIEW”

The Domestique Critique: La Passione Hexagonal Summer Jersey

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Long story long, this past winter I needed an updated pair of ankle length knickers and bought La Passione when they had a sale. It was a great deal and I figured I would Zwift more if they didn’t quite fit right for riding IRL. Turns out they were glorious. Stretchy and comfortable, with pro details like a yoga waistband and a thinner bit of material behind the knees and reflective tags around the ankles. When I saw they were releasing a new women’s collection for SS17, I had to have it. Continue reading “The Domestique Critique: La Passione Hexagonal Summer Jersey”

Yellow Gear is Here! (Guest Post)

Yellow Gear

We’re excited to announce our new label Yellow Gear!

After several months of hard work, we’re delighted (and relieved!) to announce the launch of our cycling apparel brand Yellow Gear. We couldn’t be more excited for this adventure!

How it all started


Women’s road cycling is growing. More and more women make the transition from other sports to the road. When we started to get serious about cycling a couple of years ago, we became increasingly frustrated by how difficult it was to find great clothes. Finally, we decided to take matters into our own hands. Our passion for cycling gave us the inspiration for Yellow Gear and the dedication we’ve put into every one of our desings. Continue reading “Yellow Gear is Here! (Guest Post)”