To be honest, I wasn’t a fan of the Bleu Royal colour, however it has grown on me and has become one on my favourite kits. As blue as the Cote d’Azur in Nice they say, the signature colour of the sea off the French coast.
On the ride, under scorching hot and humid morning ride in Singapore at average of 33 degrees Celsius, the French-made jersey stayed cool and comfortable. It was wicking away sweat well and keep me relatively cool and dry, and it stayed in place nicely too! I didn’t need to worry about pulling down my jersey with the silicon grippers to avoid it going above my waist during the ride.
Looking at the high collar on the Cafe du Cycliste jersey, I was quite skeptical however out of surprise it sat comfortably against my neck even as I zipped up entirely. Indeed, an extra protection under the hot sun without getting burnt. Also, I like the subtle “cafeducycliste” branding on the left front and rear of the Women’s Fleurette jersey.
On the rear, I love the three slightly expandable pockets and the zipper pocket – little details count. Keeps your valuables safe, without fearing that it would pop out on the ride.
Size wise, I wore an extra small (XS) which usually fits me. However with the stretchy fabric, I could probably can go down a size smaller. Nevertheless, the Cafe du Cycliste jersey was extremely comfortable to ride in, with no annoying riding up from the hem. It also gave me nice trim body lines without excess material bunching up.
Cafe du Cycliste uses premium fabrics, innovative design and daily inspiration from their base on the Cote d’Azur in Nice, France to produce elegant, high performance cycling clothing for both men and women.
In a nutshell, I would definitely recommend Cafe du Cycliste’s jerseys to other cyclists.
For more info on the jersey, visit Cafe du Cycliste’s website.
Photos were provided by Brenda Ng.
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Brenda Ng is a friendly, passionate cyclist (both MTB & Roadie) and has been dreaming to do something that she is passionate about for a living.