If you live and breathe bikes but don’t necessarily want to wear cycling gear all the time, Carbonaut Clothing might be for you.
They’re a company based in Bristol, UK, and specialise in casual wear for the “complete cycling lifestyle”. We take this to mean clothing that resembles cycling kit but doesn’t include Lycra and T-shirts featuring the logo of your favourite bike company.
It’s plain gear you can wear to the cafe without looking like a cyclist. Given the name and the association with harbourside city Bristol, there’s clearly a nautical whiff about it too.
Their autumn/winter range consists of four items: the Breakaway Jersey (£57), a thick long-sleeved top made from 92 percent cotton and eight percent elastane; the Café Vélo Hoody (£75), a full zip, 100 percent cotton hoody; the Classic Jersey (£45), a thinner, short sleeved cotton/elastane top; and the Monument Polo (£40), a full cotton, medium weight polo shirt.
The carbonaut breakaway jersey in action: the carbonaut breakaway jersey in action Carbonaut Clothing
Carbonaut Breakaway Jersey
Carbonaut sell direct to the public via their website, www.carbonaut.cc, and will ship internationally.
BikeRadar will be getting some samples of the clothing in for review soon, and will let you know our thoughts. Any excuse to hang around in cafes!