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 2020
- dhb Aeron Hot Summer jersey
- Triban RC 500 jersey
- Arsuxeo Men’s Long-Sleeve Cycling jersey
- LAMEDA Long Cycling jersey
- Altura Men’s Team Long-Sleeve jersey
- Endura women’s Wave short-sleeve jersey
- POC Sports Women’s Avip jersey
- Craft Essence jersey
- Sundried Women’s Cycle Jersey Short-Sleeve
- Altura Women’s NightVision Commuter Long-Sleeve jersey
Cheap cycling jerseys for men
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
fDespite 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, the middle one is wide, but the two narrower angled pockets can make life fiddly on the fly. There’s a neat side-pocket for nutrition and a zip pocket for valuables. Overall, great value here.
Arsuxeo Men’s Full Zipper Long Sleeves Cycling Jersey
A lightweight jersey with reflective detailing and UV protective qualities. Amazon
Colours: Dark Grey, light grey, navy blue, yellow, white
Features: Elasticated hem with gel gripper, light and thin weighted fabrics
For under £20, this full-sleeved cycling jersey claims to pack in most of what you might want from a lightweight polyester piece of kit: UV protection, moisture wicking qualities and three additional pockets for storage.
The elasticated hems feature gel grippers to offer staying power through physical uphill climbs. There are also reflective logos on the front and back.
LAMEDA Long Cycling Jersey
With mesh side panels, this jersey offers both breathability and full-length sleeve protection. Amazon
Colours: Dark Grey, light grey, navy blue, yellow, white
Features: Moisture wicking fabric, reflective stripes, three rear pockets
Made from polyester, this jersey should offer all the moisture-wicking and quick-dry properties you’d expect and includes comb-mesh side panels to enhance ventilation and breathability. Recommended for rides up to five hours in length.
It’s also engineered to be easy to put on and remove, featuring a full front SBS zipper. Waist grippers should also help stop it riding up.
Altura Men’s Team Long-Sleeve Jersey
Thermal fabric and silicone grippers have been used to help make this jacket warm and well-fitting. Altura
Colours: Black/red, red/teal, teal/hi-viz yellow
Features: Mesh underarms for ventilation, silicone print for staying power
Altura’s short-sleeve Team Jersey is a relaxed-cut summer top designed to offer all-round performance.
The brand has used its Altura Dry fabric to give the shirt moisture-wicking properties. Mesh underarm panels should bring additional ventilation on hot rides.
The design won’t be to everyone’s taste, but it is available in three colour combinations ranging from under-stated navy blue to statement hi-vis yellow.
Cheap cycling jerseys for women
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.
POC Sports Women’s Avip Wo Jersey
Fresh bright looks and good features for the price. Amazon
Colours: Navy blue/white, orange/white
Features: Wicking quick-dry fabric, three rear pockets including zipped valuables pocket, full-length zip
This jersey combines a modest, 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 to wick sweat away from the skin’s surface.
Mesh underarm 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 Craft says is environmentally friendly, with it using a manufacturing process said to use 75 per cent less water, 67 per cent less energy and 39 per cent 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.
Sundried Women’s Short-Sleeve Cycling Jersey
A summer-weight jersey for the sustainability-conscious cyclist. Amazon.
Features: YKK zippers, three rear pockets
Developed for spring / summer riding, this short-sleeve cycling jersey zips up at the front using a premium YKK zip. There’s a dropped hem for coverage and protection during rides and reflective detailing across the lower back and arms.
Sundried says it develops “ethical and sustainable cyclewear” to help keep riders comfortable mile after mile and features a super-soft luxury material that should be kind to skin. Being a close-fitting jersey, we recommend you check the sizing guide to help you find the right fit for you.
Altura Women’s NightVision Commuter Long-Sleeve Jersey
Reflective detailing makes this a good option for commuting. Amazon
Colours: Raspberry pink/black, high-viz yellow/black
Features: 360-degree reflectivity design, three rear storage pockets, sport fit
For those hitting the road when light is poor and temperatures have dropped, this long-sleeved jersey claims to give you 360-degree light reflectivity to help keep you visible. It’s also available in high-viz yellow to give you added presence on the road – great qualities for a commuter top.
Altura has used 100 per cent polyester to deliver warmth during colder parts of the day. There are also three rear storage pockets.