Why limit your tasteless sweaters and ugly tops this holiday season to only parties and goofy-shirt Tuesday at the office? Take the garish attire out on the bike with these festive jerseys. Luckily most of them aren't racer cut.
Whether or not they're pleasing to the eye is a uniquely personal judgement. One thing is for sure though, wearing any of these on a ride will certainly be a conversation starter, for better or worse.
Aero Tech Ugly Sweater Christmas Bike jersey
Wow, Aero Tech Designs didn’t hold back with this. Its name is spot-on as well: the 'Ugly Sweater Christmas Bike jersey' is what it is. What other jersey offers little cotton ball pom poms?
- Price: £57 / $75 / AU$97
Castelli Hanukkah Sweater jersey
Online gear giant Backcountry.com has partnered with Castelli to offer this contradiction in jersey form. The Hanukkah Sweater jersey looks knitted but is Castelli's thermal polyester. Its styling says 'ugly sweater' but its tight racer form fit is a far cry from a baggy sweater.
Check out the realistic detailing. It's like your grandma spent a couple of months on this.
- Price: £98 / $129.95 / AU$170
BMX Bikes Ugly Christmas Sweater Knitted tee
Even BMX street riders aren't immune to holiday clowning. The name sums it up perfectly, it's ugly, it appears knitted, and for better or worse, it will remind most folks of Christmas.
Five colors are available and, as a bonus, everyone can get in on the joke as it's available in youth, women's and men's in a ton of sizes.
- Price: T-shirts retail for £15 / $19.99 / AU$26
Hill Killer Not So Ugly Christmas Sweater
The Hill Killer jersey might look knitted, but it's actually crafted from quick-drying performance fabric. The usual cycling details are there with a full-length zipper and three rear pockets. The color name for this jersey is regrettably 'Sugar Cookie'.
True to the season, it's offered in Small–3X-Large sizing.
- Price: £49 / $64.99 / AU$85
Ironman Ugly Sweater jersey
Despite its self-depreciating name, the Ironman jersey could actually pass the 10-foot rule, meaning it's not over-the-top eye-searing like most of the jerseys on this list.
It boasts all the standard cycling-top features with three rear pockets, hem grippers, flat-lock stitching, and a full-length zipper, and there are designs for men and women riders.
- Price: £68 / $89.95 / AU$117
Scody Kangaroo jersey
Surprise of surprises! This holiday-themed jersey comes from Australia. Was it the kangaroos that gave it away?
It features fast drying polyester material, rear pockets, and a UPF sun protection of 50. Which makes sense since Christmas is in summer down under. There are also rash guards with the same gaudy design for the surfers among us and sizes for children too.
Every sale helps fund cancer research and services.
- Price: £64 / $84 / AU$109.95
Giancarlo Bianchi's jolly reindeer holiday jersey
If you're a traditionalist for whom kangaroos seem too far afield, then perhaps this reindeer-themed piece would be a more conservative choice. Oh, wait! What are those reindeer doing?!
Bike racer Giancarlo Bianchi designed this jersey, which is produced by Verge. It comes in men's and women's cuts in a thermal material.
- Price: £57 / $77 / AU$101
Buy from Verge Sport - use the passsword "snowflake" to enter Bianchi's store