Whether you’re a beginner just getting into cycling or a rider on a tight budget, the good news is you don’t have to spend a lot of money to get a good quality, affordable cycling jersey that fits and performs well.
We’ve pulled together a selection of our favourites, including cheap jerseys for women and men, with lots of colour options and a good range of sizes.
Cheap cycling jerseys: our favourites for 2019
- Triban RC 500 jersey
- Endura women’s Wave short sleeve jersey
- Dhb Aeron Hot Summer jersey
- Boardman Women’s Aqua Jersey
- Craft Essence Jersey
dhb Aeron Hot Summer Jersey
The dhb Aeron Hot Summer Jersey has been designed for riding in hot, humid conditions. Robert Smith / Immediate Media Co
Colours: Blue, Fluro Green, Purple
Features: Designed for hot weather riding, full-length zip, rear pockets, women’s version available
Yes, this jersey might be pricier than the other options listed, but its hot-weather performance represents such good value for money we couldn’t leave it out.
Designed for summer riding, it uses a variety of fabrics including a perforated Lycra on the main panels and a thinner mesh on the sleeves, shoulders and back, which should help prevent overheating.
Plus, it’s got all the features you’d expect including rear pockets, a soft collar and a full-length zip.
Triban RC 500 Jersey
The Triban RC 500 Jersey combines value and style. Robert Smith / Immediate Media Co
Features: Forgiving fit, temperature-regulating fabrics, full-length zip, rear pockets, women’s version available
Despite the low price tag, the Triban RC 500 offers good looks and some top features. It delivers a more forgiving fit than most and uses a range of different fabrics to help with warm weather performance.
The front and rear panels use a close knit mesh while a lighter weight, wider mesh is used on the sides and under the arms to help with cooling.
There are three rear pockets, and the middle one is wide, but the two narrower angled pockets made life fiddly on the fly. There’s a neat side-pocket for nutrition and a zip pocket for valuables. Overall, great value here.
Endura WMS PT Wave S/S Jersey Ltd
The jersey is constructed from a combination of fabrics to give good fit and breathability. Immediate Media Co
Colours: Limited edition pattern with matching items available
Features: Raglan style sleeves, full-length zip, three rear pockets plus a mesh hip pocket
A limited-edition, well-fitting jersey designed to match the bibs, cap and socks in Endura’s Wave range.
There are the usual three rear pockets, plus an unusually placed mesh pocket on the right hip, which is handily placed for easy access to keys or phone.
Boardman Women’s Aqua Jersey
Fresh, bright looks and good features for the price. Boardman
Features: Wicking quick-dry fabric, three rear pockets including zipped valuables pocket, full-length zip, men’s version available
This jersey combines a bright, fresh print and colourway with up-to-date features and a low price, making it an attractive option for beginner cyclists or those on a budget.
The performance cut means this is designed to fit close to the body and be form hugging, with a quick-drying fabric designed to wick sweat away from the skin’s surface.
Mesh side panels should help regulate body temperature in hot conditions or when riding hard, and there are reflective elements to help you be seen in low-light conditions.
Craft Essence Jersey
The Essence Jersey from Craft has simple, sleek looks and is made using more eco-friendly fabric-dyeing techniques. Craft
Colours: Black, blue, pink, red, grey
Features: Men’s and women’s versions, full-length zip, four rear pockets
A no-fuss jersey that’s claimed to be environmentally friendly, with Craft using a manufacturing process said to use 75 percent less water, 67 percent less energy and 39 percent fewer chemicals than conventional fabric dyeing.
The Craft Essence Jersey comes in a variety of plain colours and both a men’s and women’s fit, and is perfect for riders who want a splash of colour but don’t like loud patterns.