Throw off your Lycra yoke.
Since 2008, Club Ride Apparel has been re-imagining what cycling apparel looks like. Most companies model their clothing lines after the race gear of the Euro pros, and even the "comfort" lines of clothing are just baggy versions of the same. But with the Simply West Shirt, Club Ride officially gives those of us who aren't necessarily into "performance" kits the opportunity to wear a shirt that's as appropriate in the saddle as it is out of it.
The Simply West Shirt is made from RideDryWear, which dries incredibly fast, incorporates mesh panels for ventilation, and boasts a UPF of 30. Normally, wearing a button-up western shirt would leave you hot and sweaty after a ride, but this shirt wicks and breathes so that you get to your destination in the most comfortable condition possible without sacrificing style.
The fit is described as a Comfort Fit, which means that this fits somewhere between the typical off-the-rack shirt and a race-cut jersey. It's not embarrassingly tight for when you're walking around the store or on campus, but it's also not a tent that someone with a more athletic build will just get lost inside of. The shirt is rounded out with a chest pocket and a pen slot.
The Club Ride Apparel Simply West Shirt - Short Sleeve - Men's is available in five sizes ranging from Small to XX-Large in the colors Raven and Steel.
- Item #CLB001M
- Q & A
Great Shirt, great fit
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: large
Club Ride makes some very nice shirts. Fabrics and fit are very comfortable. This shirt only has one snap front pocket. Great shirt for travel and casual use, too nice for Mt bike riding! Large size fits perfect and is the size I get in SS shirts.