Club Ride Women’s Mountain Bike Gear Test

Club Ride makes some of the most stylish clothing for on or off the bike. The clothing line from Sun Valley, Idaho offers highly technical pieces that look great.  Suiting up for a Club Ride, you feel pretty fancy.  Flannel shirts, camo shorts and technical fabrics really stood out at the Roam Bike Fest gear test in Sedona, AZ this fall.  We put a bunch of different styles to the test and here is what we thought.

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Riding into the Sunset in Sedona looking pretty fancy with our testers, Jenna (left) Tricia (right) and Andi (hidden). Photo: Debra Doss

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Club Ride Passage
Tricia pulling up the rear in the Passage Raven Camo shorts, one of the most technical short Club Ride has made for the ladies to date. Photo: Debra Doss

Tricia and Andi tried out the Liv’n Flannel: (MSRP $89.95)

The flannel is great, warm and super comfy.  The sleeves can be rolled up as your heat builds and the small pearl sized snaps down the front add a pop of class to traditional flannel.  This shirt gets better with age, just like fine wine and cheese.  It turns to butter after a few wear-wash cycles.

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Tricia (left) and Andi (middle) living large in the Liv’n Flannel Shirt.  Jenna loved the style of the Ventura Plaid short (pictured right), but for her, the fit was a little “off.” Photo: Debra Doss

The Ventura Plaid short: (MSRP $79.95)

With amazing coverage, and a flattering cut the Ventura plaid short was a hit for Jenna.  They were a little big for a size small short and not consistent with some of the other sizing with Club Ride that we had.

These shorts are great! I typically go for more plain-jane designs, but I really like the plaid! These were made with the curvy woman (aka a booty and thighs) in mind! They support in all the right places, without being too snug over the widest part of the thigh (the dreaded crotch fabric stretch). I love the extra material over the low back too, helping with coverage. They do run a bit large. I am a little disappointed on the sizing only because these shorts are so great, I really want to get the size right! This is my first pair of Club Ride shorts, and they fit a little big for a small. I would be curious to try an extra small to compare fit. (Which is crazy, because I am not an extra small person!)

Club Ride Sprint HoodyThe Club Ride Sprint Hoody: (MSRP $89.95)

Jenna got the luxury of testing the Sprint Hoody with its midweight polyester spandex soft fabric.

I love, love, LOVE this hoody! It’s lightweight and very packable, yet provides a surprising amount of warmth. Hoody is large enough to fit it over your helmet if needed. Comes with hidden thumb holes for extra warmth! Great moisture wicking once you start sweating. Material is soft/cozy on the skin. Very flattering on! I pretty much bring this hoody with me everywhere now, on and off the bike! Great for riding, campfires, and running errands!

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These shorts are so good, you can even ride a unicycle in them! Photo: Brenda Ernst

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Club Ride Passage Raven Camo
The Passage Raven Camo shorts offer a baggy design without looking like you stole your brothers shorts.

The Passage Raven Camo Short: (MSRP $99.95)

With a 12″ inseam, these shorts were still a little short for me to wear with pads, but I have that problem with most women’s shorts.  The technical fabric gave just the right amount and the stretch panel above the butt allowed the short to “ride” really comfortably. The leg pocket was in a great location, but a little small for today’s phone.

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The camo print on the Passage short was just the right amount of “different” from your basic black short and can be paired with anything in your wardrobe. Photo: Debra Doss

Club Ride gear gets high marks from the testers.  The fabrics, cut, style and details that go into each piece in the Club Ride line for the women are amazing.  The company obviously knows what the ladies like. The styling is timeless and classy for those rides where you want to look sharp on and off the bike.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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