The Australian market it awash with kit offerings. We list our current favourites from the boutique brands.
The good thing for you is that there are loads of great kits being produced, so there's never been a better time for 'new kit day'.
Favourite - Style and Performance
CONTOUR JERSEY, TEAM BIB SHORTS, M.A VEST
Clean. Understated and timeless. Fantastic bibs. MAAP is a solid player in the kit space.
We’ve been using the MAAP kit for a few months now. The more we wear it the more we like it. It has quickly become a go to kit from a comfort, quality and style perspective. Yes it’s expensive, but the performance and ‘look’ are both there.
- Jersey – $170
- Bibs – $260
- Wind vest - $190
Total Kit - $620
Favourite - Standout Design
BLACK SHEEP CYCLING
LIMITED KIT AND ESSENTIALS WIND VEST
We're loving the Limited range that Black Sheep come up with every few months. Distinct, individual, but at the same time, clearly Black Sheep.
The team at Black Sheep Cycling are quickly establishing themselves as a brand that stands out. We’re big fans of their distinctive kits. They are also competitively priced and offer solid performance in a race cut.
- Jersey and Bibs – $350 - Sold together in the Limited range.
- Essentials Wind vest - $95 - We think this wind vest is a steal at this price.
Total Kit - $445
Favourite - Custom Kit
SOMMERVILLE SPORTS AUSTRALIA
S-DOT KIT - PRO JERSEY, KNICKS AND WIND VEST
Quality kit, low minimums, reasonable prices. If you want a kit for your bunch these guys should be on the list.
A relative newcomer to Australia, we’ve been blown away by the performance offered by Sommerville Sports. At a mid-level price point, they are simply driven by making a comfortable kit. Sommerville are a little different in that their offering is aimed toward custom kits, but they do have an off the shelf design available in limited numbers.
- Jersey – $140
- Bibs – $140
- Wind vest - $110 (Not on test)
Total Kit - $390
Favourite - Value for Money
FYF - FIND YOUR FREEDOM
SIGNATURE SERIES JERSEY, BIBESTIQUE BIB SHORTS
Don't want to take out a loan for your kit but still value quality and comfort? FYF's midrange kit performs above its price point.
This kit from FYF comes in as one of the cheapest kit’s we’ve reviewed at La Velocita. But don’t be fooled, this kit packs a punch way above it’s price. It’s up with some kit that are almost twice the price, in terms of comfort, cut, quality and colour. Whether your looking for your first quality kit or are a seasoned rider this one is worth a try.
- Jersey – 99.95
- Bibs – 129.95
- Wind vest – 129.95 (Not on test)