Road Insulated GiletFeel the Benefits
The need for adaptability influenced this smart, packable gilet but inspiration came from an unlikely source; the art-school rock of 10cc, arch pragmatists who ploughed the twin furrows of commercial success and artistic experimentation. As with our bikes, the gilet...
Road Short Sleeve Merino JerseyBox Hill Loop
A midweight, Sportwool cycling jersey celebrating a classic route. At close to 70km, the Box Hill loop sets out from Richmond, heading for Great Bookham Common. Box Hill achieved global renown during the 2012 Olympic Road Race, when nine laps...
Road Short Sleeve Merino JerseyTo Brighton
A midweight Sportwool cycling jersey celebrating a classic route within easy reach of Pearson's Sheen location. London to Brighton is a perennial favourite, mixing miles of rolling hills with testing A-roads. The route sets out from our Sheen store, winds...
Adventure Short Sleeve Cycling JerseyTo Pastures New
The long-sleeve version of the Adventure Jersey was so tough you could ride it through a hawthorn bush. This short sleeve edition is every bit as robust but has been carefully adapted to help cyclists cope to keep you cool in warmer...
Road Lightweight JerseyGreg Coulton Illustrates x Pearson 1860
A former local resident, Greg’s work has adorned everything from books and magazines to prominent ad campaigns. Greg’s clients have included David Beckham and Levi’s jeans to name a few. A finalist in the 2019 Illustrator of the Year competition,...

How to choose the right cycling jersey, jacket or gilet?

For hot summer riding, a lightweight short-sleeved jersey that offers a high level of breathability will keep you cool, while if you’re out in early spring or late autumn a long-sleeved, windproof jersey protects against the draughts. For winter, a thermal softshell jacket with fleecy insulation traps the heat in and keeps the chill out.

Why is body temperature so important in cycling?

If your body starts to overheat, your power output drops as the amount of work your muscles can do are automatically limited; too cold and blood is diverted away from the extremities as the vital organs are prioritised. As we all know, there’s nothing worse than freezing extremities for ruining, what should be, enjoyable winter rides.

What is a gilet useful for?

The cycling gilet is arguably the most versatile garment of all. Lightweight and sleeveless to allow unhindered movement, it adds an extra layer of windproofing and water repellence, bridging the gap between jersey and jacket. Perfect in spring or autumn, or for early starts when it’s still chilly. In addition, a gilet is easily packable into a jersey pocket if the day warms up and its services are no longer required.

Are jerseys and jackets for adventure riding the same as for road riding?

We’ll never tell you what you should or shouldn’t wear – what matters is that you’re riding your bike – but for gravel or adventure riding it’s a good thing to go for more robust fabrics. A casual fit can make an adventure jersey more versatile, and if you’re planning on wearing a backpack or water bladder, you benefit from more robust, breathable materials and side pockets for storage.

Jackets, jerseys and gilets at

Our short-sleeved and long-sleeved merino jerseys harness all the qualities of the soft, fine sheep wool – it’s breathable, holds little odour and is supremely comfortable. Having been in the business since 1860 we know a thing or two about what makes a good wool jersey. Meanwhile, true to our commitment to sustainable manufacturing, we use recycled polyester in jerseys, jackets and gilets which are made from manmade technical fabrics. All Pearson jackets, jerseys and gilets, whatever they’re made from, marry contemporary performance with top-quality tailoring and timeless style.

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