NorthWave's Velvet jersey certainly looks very girly in the bright pink pictured here, but more subtle blue, red and black versions are also available. That said, it’s a proper riding top designed for the dirt.
This mid-weight jersey is made from soft thermal material which is fleecy on the inside and wicks dampness from the skin quickly.
It has two large pockets on the rear with relective flashes, but no zip pocket. Extra airflow is provided by the large hidden zip, although this can rub on your neck when zipped up.
The high-cut collar helps keep out draughts. NorthWave have cut the Velvet with women in mind so it fits in all the right places.