10 cheap cycling jerseys to buy if you’re on a budget - 220 Triathlon

2022-07-15 22:48:57 By : Ms. Ellen Zhou

To improve aerodynamics and comfort while you’re on the road, you’ll want to invest in a cycling jersey. They can be pricey, so we’ve found the best cheap cycling jerseys to buy if you’re on a budget

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Made with technical materials to provide breathability, flexibility and aerodynamics on the road, cycling jerseys often come with a hefty price tag.

They’re a practical bit of bike gear for any frequent rider, so if you don’t want to part with more than £50, you’ll need to find a budget-friendly option. 

The best cycling jerseys fit closely on the body to avoid drag and move moisture away from your skin to evaporate on the outside of the fabric. They’re breathable, comfortable and have plenty of storage for energy gels, extra layers or other essentials. 

Here, we’ve gathered together 10 cheap cycling jerseys – all priced at around £50 or under – that should do a job but won’t break the bank. 

Amazon sells a range of cheap cycling jerseys like this one from Sundried. While you might think more affordable clothing compromises on the look and feel of the fabric, this ‘EcoTech’ jersey is made with a material that’s said to be soft and luxurious. It also has a YKK zipper, which is great to see at this price. 

At the back, there’s a drop hem to keep you covered as you lean forward on the bike, along with three decent-sized pockets for all your valuables. 

Plus, the design includes reflective patches to keep you visible in the dark. 

If you’re looking for more female-focussed gear, check out our full guide to the best women’s cycling jerseys. 

A long-sleeved jersey helps protect you from burning on super sunny days, so it’s a convenient choice if you train throughout the summer, just not when it’s really hot. This one is said to block over 95% of UVA and 98% of UVB rays. 

On top of its sun-protection benefits, this cheap cycling jersey is said to have a lightweight construction and comes with moisture-wicking technology, which should help keep you cool and comfortable in warmer weather. It also manages to accommodate six separate pockets, two of which are zipped for security. 

The silicone waistband is another practical addition to keep the jersey in place as you move. 

Another option for female cyclists, this jersey has been designed ‘for women, by women’, according to dhb. The high-quality Italian fabrics are said to be soft and lightweight, and are designed provide a relaxed fit as opposed to a race fit. If you’re after the latter, dhb recommends sizing down. 

Thanks to the low collar and lack of arm grippers, this cheap cycling jersey should also provide a comfortable feel without cutting into the skin. 

You’ll also get three vertical pockets and a fourth zipped compartment for storing your belongings. 

Featuring short sleeves and lightweight materials, this men’s cycling jersey is perfect for warm-weather rides. Created with a slim fit design, it’s said to hug the body for an aerodynamic ride. 

The technical fabric is designed to be highly breathable and sweat-wicking in order to move any moisture away from your body to keep you comfortable. 

On the back, you’ll find a three-section pocket and a small zipped compartment for storing your essentials. 

Style, practicality and value combine in this cycling jersey, making it a great choice for any keen rider or triathlete. Priced at less than £20, it’s also one of the cheapest options on our list. 

The fitted silhouette includes a drop hem at the back to keep you covered up while you lean forward, as well as an elasticated waist to provide a snug feel. 

As for the construction, there’s mesh at the back for moisture control, and the entire jersey is said to be lightweight and breathable. Plus, you’ll get three handy pockets. 

If you prefer to wear natural fibres, you might like this short-sleeved cycling jersey made with Merino wool. Not only is this clever material said to help regulate your temperature as you ride, it’s also naturally antibacterial and anti-odour, so it’ll help you maintain good hygiene and stay fresh. 

The makers have blended the Merino wool with stretchy polyamide to provide flexibility and improved durability. 

There’s a mesh strip on the back to help keep you cool on hot days, but this cheap cycling jersey is most suitable for autumn, spring and winter rides. 

Featuring long-sleeves and a lightweight construction, this cheap cycling jersey is a handy bit of kit for summer training. It’ll protect your upper body from harmful UV rays, while claiming to also keep your back and underarms well-ventilated. 

Other benefits include the three pocket compartments and single zipped section for storing your valuables. 

Castelli is a trustworthy brand in the triathlon and cycling worlds, so it’s worth browsing the various cycling jerseys in its collection.

Compared to Castelli’s pure race jerseys, this option has a slightly more relaxed fit in order to maintain a sleek, comfortable feel. The sleeves have raw-cut edges, which the brand says helps create a streamlined silhouette. 

You’ll get Castelli’s breathable ‘ProSecco Micromesh’ in the body to quickly remove any sweat, as well as mesh panels on the sides to add ventilation. 

This colourful cycling jersey also has reflective piping for extra visibility. 

Made by Sundried, this cycling jersey has lots of the features you’d expect. There’s a dropped hem for extra coverage when bent over in a cycling position, while silicone grippers in the arms and hem aim to stop the fabric riding up. 

Like all the best cheap cycling jerseys, this bit of kit is said to be lightweight, soft and breathable, and has pockets to keep your belongings safe. 

As an added extra, the reflective detailing will give you extra peace of mind when cycling in low light. 

This cheap cycling jersey hails from Huub’s Constant range, which the brand created to support newcomers to the sport. Designed with an inclusive fit, this cycling jersey is made with a fuller, ‘more forgiving’ cut, according to the brand.

Four-way stretch helps the fabric mould to your body to provide comfort and minimise drag on the road. Plus, the materials are said to be breathable, lightweight and sweat-wicking. You’ll find mesh panels on the underarms for added ventilation. 

A silicone waist gripper and selection of reflective pockets complete the practical design. Though it’s not quite as cheap as some of the other options listed here, it’s from a brand that consistently fares well in our product tests.

Alice is a digital writer with a knack for tracking down the most innovative and exciting products to hit the market. Working across several of Our Media's special interest brands, she's written for publications including Countryfile, Gardens Illustrated and Science Focus. Outside of work - and lusting over homeware and gardening products - you’ll find her rambling in the great outdoors or watching an old film.

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