Gone are the days of the “pink it and shrink it” approach to women’s cycling clothing, and thank goodness. Not that there’s anything wrong with the color of course, only the assumption that because we’re women we must like pink, and that’s an easy way to reach out to a new customer base, right? Either way, more and more brands are simply getting it right with women’s clothing; favorites of mine include the Specialized Trail Series Pant and Air Long Sleeve Jersey , as well as pretty much everything from the Rapha Performance Trailwear Collection , while our test editor Berne Broudy loves her Rapha Women’s Detachable Bib Short .
I’m delighted to see more and more brands getting amongst it with mountain bike clothing dedicated to women and their specific actual needs and wants, rather than what some brand manager imagines they need and want. The latest company to throw their hat in the ring is family-run PNW Components, better known for their Dropper Posts and Pedals than their apparel lines. The Ozone Jersey and Shuttle Short were developed for women, by women. PNW Women’s Trail Apparel
“We’re so excited to contribute to the rapidly-growing women’s MTB space. These pieces are our answer to what we’ve been missing in our trail gear.” – Emily Stevenson Kerson, Co-Founder, PNW Components.
The new Women’s Trail Apparel from PNW has a very understated aesthetic; no bold color options here, and (pleasingly) no garish in-your-face branding. PNW simply wanted to make “gear that just […]