Carbonaut clothing - First look

Well priced leisure wear from new Bristol-based brand

There are countless road cycle clothing brands offering kit to be worn on the bike, but those dedicated to pre-and post-ride leisure wear are much thinner on the ground.

New Bristol-based Carbonaut are one such manufacturer and are poised to launch their first range. For now it will include men's and women's short and long-sleeve t-shirts, hoodies and fleeces, plus the option of bespoke clothing for your own club, with expansion in the pipeline. Prices look reasonable, too; their short (£22) and long-sleeve t-shirts (£35) are made from a 50/50 cotton/polyester mix in a variety of colours and subtle designs. 

Hoodies, with an 80/20 cotton/polyester blend, retail for £30, while fleeces cost £45. All are available in small, medium and large sizes, with full colour options shown on their website. If you want to design your own club kit, be warned you'll need to order at least 100 of each garment - again, see their website for more details.

After early cycling flirtations with the Tour de France on childhood holidays, John Whitney fell for it hook, line and sinker in his mid-20s as an escape from the more sedate sports of his youth. As a classically trained news reporter, he snagged his dream job as a cycling writer straight out of college and is now fully immersed in the industry and wouldn't have it any other way.
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