Thanks to nowadays competition and constant evolvement in every
single sector, we, customers, can now choose whatever we want from
different manufacturers. It doesn’t matter if it is clothing, household
products or electronics – you get thousands of different options.
Luckily now, the same goes with cycling.
Unfortunately, people start to forget the classic cycling. Casual slim T-
shirt style jerseys are indeed rare among new cyclists. Moreover, we
can say that the old school fit of jerseys is becoming extinct like
Tasmanian tiger. The inseam length on bibs has gone up and down
like an elevator in an office tower.
In this article, lets take a closer look at two different brands – one
brand is an Australian company and the other one is an Italian
company. These two slim T-shirt style jerseys will be perfect for
spring and summer rides.
Australian company “FYF”
Australian company FYF, which stands for "Find Your Freedom" has a
pretty good clothing line and I don’;t get it why it has zero presence in
the U.S. Hopefully, after this article, that will change. And there are
many reasons why. Let’s start!
By looking at this kit, you don’t have to guess twice the name of its
design. It is called Flamingo Camouflage. Its thick material and multi-
density chamois will keep you comfortable for more than 10 hours.
Only negative thing about this kit is that the leg bands are without
grippers. Moreover, these leg bands are barely enough to keep the
bibs in place.
Another cool thing about this Flamingo Camouflage kit from FYF is
that it is full zip jersey and made from a super-duper light material.
You can feel how its high-quality material adapts your shape, lets it
breathe and keeps your body warm. Depending on what kind of
training I want to do, usually, I wear a small jersey and a medium
bibs. For bibs, I can recommend (and my so far favorites are) Assos
and Castelli. A little bit expensive, but you will get what you pay for.
This "Find Your Freedom" (FYF) kit is super light and perfect for
summer or spring. And the feeling when you pull it out when the
mercury climbs is priceless. If you want to know the prices – both,
jersey and bibs each is for $170 Australian dollars. But the good thing
is – a couple of days ago I saw a discount on their official website, and
now each item costs around $130 Australian dollars. The jersey is
available in 5 different sizes, starting from XS and up to XL. And the
bibs are available in 4 different sizes, starting from S up to XL. Last
but not least, FYF has hundreds of different designs and if you don’t
like as loud as this "Flamingo Camouflage" design, I am sure that you
will find something that fits you.
Italian company “MSTINA”
MSTINA is a well-known brand around professional cyclists.
Established in 1986, by the French champion Marcel Tinazzi, MSTINA
is trying to sneak into the U.S. market. And they should because the
quality and the designs of their clothing – are out of this world.
If you buy a cheap jersey, immediately you can feel the difference – it
starts to shrink and if you are an upper-bodied cyclist, you end up
with a loose jake jersey and scratches around your armpits. But with
MSTINA it’s a whole new game. In this particular case, you can see
me wearing its Triangolo design kit. And the main reason why this kit
dragged my attention – you can choose from 3 different fits. Besides
the traditional club cut, you can choose pro-style aero cut as well.
MSTINA’s full zip jersey is a must have kit. Yes, it’s a little bit pricey,
but if you want to get a comfort and a long-lasting pair of clothing,
this is the way to go. If you are wondering about the price – MSTINA
kit is a lot more expensive than Australian FYF. Luckily, these kits
come in seven different sizes, starting from XXS up to XXL. You can
purchase this particular Triangolo design kit for $350.