Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Review: Vélolove Tee and Sweatshirt

Vélolove, that's something that I certainly have a fair bit of... perhaps too much at times, VéloObsession may be a better phrase for me. Who cares? If you are obsessed with your bike, you certainly shouldn't be afraid to hide it. Vélolove is a UK brand that is all about sharing the love; creating a bike culture and producing stunning quality casual kit and cycling prints that subtly show your deep-seated passion for the sport.

I've had two Vélolove products on test for a week or so; one of their 'Allez Allez Allez' Cycling Culture Sweatshirts, and their Paris Roubaix Monument Tee. Here's what I thought...


The Vélolove Paris Roubaix Monument Tee
There is something about a good t-shirt; they feel more comfortable, look better and last longer than others. The Monument tees from Vélolove certainly fit securely into the "great" category; they are well fitted and beautifully made. The organic cotton is clearly a high quality mix, and the tees really are a pleasure to wear.

You can choose from a range of 'monument' races to wear close to your chest. Personally, Paris-Roubaix is my favourite classic (pretty excited for next weekend); my passion for the race probably dates back to my mountain biking past, I love the idea of pushing bike and body to the limit. Pick your race from the list and proudly wear it close to your heart.

The Vélolove Allez Allez Allez Super-soft Sweatshirt
Sweatshirts are back! I've developed a great liking for sweatshirts in the last few years; with a cupboard full of hoodies from school and university clubs, I have grown very fond of the classic sweatshirt; it's smarter, warm and just has a touch of class.

The Vélolove Super-soft sweatshirt is quite honestly the nicest sweatshirt I have owned to date. Aside from the incredibly soft material that ensures it lives up to its name, it is the little details that make the Vélolove sweater special. The collar, cuffs and hem are deeply ribbed and luxurious. The v-styling on the collar and the hanging loop on the back are subtle classy additions, and the stretchy ribbed side panels are unique compared to other sweaters I have tried and make it feel fitted and snug.

The Super-soft Sweatshirt comes in grey with many different classic styles of scripting on the front. I opted for the "Allez Allez Allez" as a bit of an Allez Wiggo allusion, for those that feel like they are at the front of the pack though there is the "Tête de la Course" version, or if you like to give it all you've got there is "à Bloc". Take your pick, at £60 the quality of these sweats makes them real value in my opinion. Choose your position in the peloton and Allez Allez Allez! 

The Vélolove range is available through select distributors and direct from vélolove.cc

Vélolove available at Wiggle Bike Shop (Link)

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