Evelyn Hill Cycling is primarily known as a women’s apparel company. However, they have started a men’s collection that I recently tested.
The main appeal to this brand is the fact that it isn’t a race kit. These kits are designed primarily for the average rider and commuter. That means these kits have to be comfortable, and comfortable they are.
First, let’s talk about the bibs. Starting from the bottom, the grip used is incredibly comfortable. Many brands use one line of silicone grip that starts to dig into your leg. However, Evelyn Hill uses a woven solution that combines their lycra with a small amount of some form of silicone. This means that the bibs stay in one place on your leg, but you don’t ever notice the silicone grip.
According to the brand’s website, these bibs have a, “Laser cut Italian chamois with 120 kg compression for all-day riding comfort”. Now, I’m not exactly sure what that first half means. However, I can confirm that this chamois is the most comfortable I’ve felt in a pair of bibs. You could wear these for a double-century and still be comfortable.
The jersey I tested was the FULL BARS Short Sleeve Jersey. My first thought when putting it on was that it just looks cool. Furthermore, the fit of the jersey was incredibly comfortable. It was refreshing to wear a well-made kit that isn’t necessarily designed for racing. It doesn’t grip onto every square centimeter of your body- it actually fits like a classic jersey should. Furthermore, the COOL+ jersey material was lightweight and is perfect for the upcoming summer rides.
Evelyn Hill’s Men’s kits are perfectly designed for long days in the saddle when you’re looking for maximum comfort and style.
MSRP $220.00 for the kit. To see more visit www.evelynhillcycling.com.
Cole Reece is a former junior national silver medalist and a Cat 1 on the track. He is currently in the Cinema and TV Production Program at Kutztown University. His love of cycling started as a child watching the Giro d’Italia. As of now, he’s semi-retired, a word which here means that he occasionally gets crushed in cross races.