For some of you, Bellwether may seem to be a newcomer to the world of cycling apparel. But back in the 1990’s, I remember eagerly looking forward to each new season of Bellwether apparel, especially their cold weather line. Bellwether was the source for technical apparel. I still wear many of those pieces: wind front jerseys, tights and jackets, fleece jerseys…
So when I had a chance to try a current Bellwether women’s cycling jersey, I was excited. And I sure wasn’t disappointed. Bellwether is alive and well. You’re going to think Bellwether paid me to write this, because I don’t have a single criticism of this jersey!
I tested the Trinity long sleeve jersey in Berry, a nice visible color.
The Trinity is a good choice for early fall/late spring riding. Wear it with a base layer for cooler days. Layered under a jacket, it can take you into colder weather. It’s not a thermal jersey. The brushed fleece interior will ward off the chill, but the fabric breathes, so you’ll feel the breeze.
Three rear pockets are what I would expect, but the extra zippered pocket in the rear was a bonus. The hem has silicon grippers, but not the kind that squeezes your hips and then rides up. This gripper just keeps the jersey in place. When you reach in the back pocket for a gel, the jersey stays down. The pockets are placed at just the right height and the angled sides make getting in and out really easy.
I like the look of the jersey. It’s feminine and tailored. The fit was spot on. And the sleeves were long enough to comfortably cover my wrists while riding on the drops.
Just like those Bellwether togs from years ago, this one will be a mainstay of my cycling attire. At $79.99, it’s a great buy. Welcome back, Bellwether!
Colors: Berry, Black
Sizes S – XL (runs true to size chart)
Fabric: MicroDry (100% polyester)