The wish list

The best cycling tops for lightweight, long-distance comfort

With prices ranging from £40 to £290

1

Assos Equipe RS Schlosshund Rain Jacket Evo

Assos Equipe RS Schlosshund Rain Jacket Evo

This Swiss-designed, waterproof jersey offers perfect protection against showers. Lightweight and breathable, it’s big enough to fit layers underneath, but with a streamlined feel.

2

DHB Sport Aeron LAB Polartec Sleeveless Base Layer

DHB Sport Aeron LAB Polartec Sleeveless Base Layer

This summer-specific, body-hugging tank is made from a knit of hydrophilic fibres that wick sweat away from the body, yet retain moisture to apply its cooling properties.

3

Morvélo Women’s Thermoactive Long Sleeve Jersey

Morvélo Women’s Thermoactive Long Sleeve Jersey

A good option for cooler times of year, this fleeced-backed thermo has ample pocket-space for winter extras, grippers on the collar and bottom to keep out the cold, and a backing strip to fend off the breeze.

4

Rapha Brevet Jersey

Rapha Brevet Jersey

The all-weather Brevet Jersey is designed with comfort in mind, so it doesn’t have any awkward zips or seams that might chafe. Ideal for long, adventurous journeys.

5

Café du Cycliste Floriane Cycling Jersey

Café du Cycliste Floriane Cycling Jersey

This Côte d’Azur-based brand uses stretchy recycled polyester and elastane fabric. The vibrant design includes four white arm stripes that are reflective in low light.

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