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9 Women’s Mountain Bike Jerseys You Will Love

Is it so much to ask to be cute AND comfortable while shredding the trail?!  Why no, no it’s not.  You shouldn’t have to sacrifice style for performance when it comes to a mountain bike jersey, and we’ve rounded up 9 jerseys that prove that you can have both.

These are jerseys that we’re wearing, our girlfriends are wearing, and heck, even the pros are wearing.  If you want a mtb jersey that fits well, offers bang for your buck, and will stay comfortable on all day epics, give one of these faves a shot.

club ride jersey yellow

Women’s Short Sleeve Mountain Bike Jerseys

JerseyWhat We LovePrice
Club Ride Deer AbbyRear pockets$60
Wild Rye SandiaFlattering fit$75
Showers Pass Apex JerseyMerino wool blend$75
Dakine RoslynStink free, wrinkle free$40
Fox Women’s RangerSimple design$50
Troy Lee Designs SkylineEnvironmentally sustainable$55

Club Ride Deer Abby

club ride deer abby

Don’t buy the Club Ride Deer Abby jersey unless you want to buy a couple.  Not because they wear out quickly, but because you’re going to LOVE it so much you’ll want more. 

And you’re in luck because the jersey comes in an array of soft, feminine colors so you can have more than one.  The jersey is soft, stretchy, and has adorable cap sleeves.

The other thing I love about this jersey is that it has POCKETS — something that’s almost impossible to find on mountain bike jerseys. If you don’t want to wear a hydration pack, this jersey is a great pick for stashing Cliff bars.

Read Our Review: Club Ride Deer Abby

Price: $60

Wild Rye Sandia

Wild Rye Sandia Jersey (1)

Wild Rye makes my favorite mountain bike shorts, and their jerseys are pretty darn cute too. If you are tired of boxy, unflattering or overly clingy mountain bike jerseys, you’ll appreciate the Wild Rye Sandia short sleeve mountain bike jersey. (It also comes in a long sleeve version).

It’s long enough you won’t have plumber’s crack, loose enough that you won’t feel claustrophobic, and pretty enough that you’ll be able to wear it to the pub patio after your ride.

The only thing to be aware of is that the fabric did have a tendency to snag–so be careful when doing laundry.

Read Our Review: Wild Rye Sandia Jersey

Price: $75

Showers Pass Apex Merino Tech T-Shirt

showers pass apex jersey

The Shower’s Pass Apex jersey is a merino wool blend tech tee. If you’re not familiar with merino for mountain biking, you should get familiar.

Thanks to the fabric, this jersey stays stink-free, wrinkles shake out, and it stays dry even in sweaty or rainy conditions. We tested and used this jersey in hot summer conditions, but it would work well for layering with a flannel in cooler weather as well.

The fit is looser and does a good job of hiding any belly rolls. But the loose fit doesn’t mean it looks frumpy. It fact, this jersey could easily be worn around town as well.

The only bummer is that it is truly designed like a t-shirt, and doesn’t have any jersey pockets.

Read Our Review: Showers Pass Apex Merino Tech T-Shirt

Price: $75

Dakine Roslyn Jersey

dakine roslyn ss womens mountain bike jersey

Long torsoed ladies rejoice!  The Dakine Roslyn jersey is long enough to provide coverage to even the tallest ladies. 

It won’t ride up, wrinkle up, or stink up.  The jersey is made with Polygiene® odor control technology which we’ve found to be super effective.

It’s also simple and affordable–a good staple to have in your mountain bike wardrobe.

Price: $40

Fox Women’s Ranger Jersey

fox racing ranger womens mountain bike jersey

Everybody in my family has a Fox Ranger jersey–my husband, my son, and me too. It just works well and looks good regardless of gender or age.

Unlike previous women’s jerseys that Fox has made, the Women’s Ranger isn’t too snug and fits well even for larger-chested ladies. The fabric is lightweight and stays cool and dry on hot days.

There’s nothing too fancy here. Just a tech tee style jersey that looks good and gets the job done.

Price: $50

Troy Lee Designs Skyline Jersey

troy lee designs womens skyline mountain bike jersey

The Troy Lee Designs Skyline jersey is a top pick for sweltering summer days.  The fabric breathes well and side mesh panels allow air to flow through. 

And the fabric isn’t just functional, it’s environmentally friendly as well. All of the Skyline line of jerseys (including the longssleeve version) are made of environmentally sustainable Bluesign approved fabric.

Price: $55 at

Women’s Long Sleeve Mountain Bike Jerseys

JerseyWhat We LovePrice
Machines For Freedom Trail JerseyFlattering fit, extremely soft$138
Singletrack Supply Co TevisMerino wool$85
Fox DefendProtection at the bike park$70
Kitsbow Lory Merino HenleyMerino, lots of color options$125
POC Resistance 3/4Durbale, high quality piece$160
Pearl Izumi Versa Long SleeveCasual style, longer cut$75

Machines For Freedom Trail Jersey

machines for freedom trail jersey

Mountain bike jerseys have a tendency to look frumpy, but the Machines For Freedom Trail Jersey is anything but. This is like the little black dress of mountain bike jerseys.

The Trail Jersey is flattering and incredibly soft and comfortable. In fact, since I first tried this jersey on, I haven’t wanted to wear anything else.

It’s a great choice for shoulder season riding. The 3/4 sleeves help provide a little extra warmth, but the neck snaps wide open once things warm up. It also does a good job of staying dry and swicking wet, which is particularly important in fall and spring temps.

Price: $138

Read Our Review: Machines For Freedom Trail Jersey

Singletrack Supply Co Tevis Jersey

singletrack supply co merino jersey

We love supporting small businesses, and Singletrack Supply Co is one of my faves. Their longsleeve Tevis jersey is made of Merino wool and is one of those peices that you’ll keep forever.

The jersey works well for mountain biking but can also double as a ski shirt, or any other conditions that require being warm AND dry. Your purchase also helps support trail advocacy–something we all care about.

Read Our Review: Singletrack Supply Co Gracie Jersey

Price: $85

Fox Defend Jersey

f.ox defend womens long sleeve mtb jersey

For long days at the bike park, we love the Fox Defend.  This is the jersey that Tahnee Seagraves has been rocking, and we trust her judgment. 

The material is thin and breathable but still offers plenty of protection. There are strategically placed abrasion-resistant zones that will help save your bacon when flesh meets trail.

Price: $70

Kitsbow Lory Merino Henley Jersey

kitsbow lory merino henley top review

Functional AND cute, the Kitbow Lory Merino Henley checks all of our boxes. It’s made of merino which is warm even in cool and wet weather, is breathable, and is odor resistant.

The fabric is crazy soft and doesn’t itch or scratch at all. This is a mid-weight merino and works best for spring or fall riding (not winter unless you layer it). Because of the wide and low neck, it also works better alone or as a base layer than as a top layer.

We really appreciate that Kitsbow cuts and sews their clothing in the USA. They also have a crash repair policy where they will do their best to fix (or replace) a jersey if it’s damaged in a crash.

Read Our Review: Kitsbow Lory Merino Henley

Price: $125

POC Resistance 3/4 Jersey

poc womens mountain bike jersey

We swear by all things POC thanks to their durability and high-quality construction.  As we would expect, the POC Resistance jersey is equally top shelf. 

The material is stretchy and forgiving so you won’t spend time adjusting your jersey. You also don’t have to worry about the sleeve interfering with your hands and gloves because the sleeves are cut short at a 3/4 length.

It’s mid-weight making it a favorite jersey for autumn and spring days.

Price: $160

Shower’s Pass Basecamp Hoodie

showers pass basecamp merino hoody

The Shower’s Pass Basecamp Hoodie is not only one of my favorite pieces to wear on the bike, it’s also one of my favorite pieces to wear off the bike. That’s because it’s beautiful, flattering, and crazy cozy.

The Basecamp is made of a merino wool blend and does a great job of staying warm and dry even in inclement weather. The midweight is great for shoulder season riding and for folding up small for packing.

Read Our Review: Shower’s Pass Basecamp Hoodie

Price: $135

Comparison Chart: Women’s MTB Jerseys

Jersey NameLongsleeve or Short-sleevePriceMaterial
Club Ride Deer AbbyShort-sleeve$6092% Polyester / 8% Spandex
Wild Rye SandiaLongsleeve / Short-sleeve$75Recycled Polyester
Dakine RoslynShort-sleeve$40Quick Dry polyester, Polygiene Odor Control
Fox Women’s RangerShort-sleeve$50100% Polyester
Troy Lee Designs SkylineShort-sleeve$5592% Polyester / 8% Spandex
Singletrack Supply Co TevisLongsleeve$85Merino Wool, Nylon and Spandex
Fox DefendLongsleeve$70100% Polyester
POC Resistance 3/4Longsleeve$160Body fabric
Pearl Izumi Versa Long SleeveLongsleeve$75Transfer (polyester)

Things To Consider When Shopping For A Mountain Bike Jersey

Type Of Riding

The jersey you want is largely dependent on the type of riding you’re going to be doing and how much coverage and protection you need.

For cross-country racing, you likely want a tighter fitting jersey with pockets. Most cross-country racers don’t want to carry a hydration pack, so having pockets is key. If this is you, you probably want to consider a “cycling jersey” rather than a looser fitting mountain bike jersey.

For casual trail riding, focus on comfort. I like looser fitting (though not boxy) jerseys that allow for freedom of motion. You’ll also want to look for a jersey that is quick-drying as you’ll sweat on uphills and cool down on downhills.

kitsbow mountain bike top

Finally, for enduro and downhill riding, opt for a 3/4 sleeve or long sleeve jersey that provides additional protection AND has plenty of room for pads.

Weather Conditions

Riding in hot weather? Look for a jersey with mesh panels or other breathable features built in. You also want quick drying materials so you’re not soaked in your own sweat.

For cooler and wet weather, we love merino wool. It stays dry, is reasonably breathable, and will keep you warm.

tevis jersey

Pockets Or No Pockets

Most mountain bikers ride with either a hydration pack or a hip pack. In that case, you don’t really need a jersey with pockets.

That said, there are other women who don’t like carrying a pack (especially on shorter rides) and really like having pockets on their jersey. If that’s you, then look for a jersey with pockets–though you won’t find many “mountain bike specific” jerseys with pockets.

club ride rear pockets

Material And Durability

Before buying a jersey, I always like to take at least a cursory glance at the material it’s made from. Is it breathable? Is it sustainable? Will it last a long time? These are some of the things that might matter to you.

Personally, I like to buy pieces that I know will last for YEARS. Sometimes you have to pay a little bit more for these jerseys, but it’s usually worth it over the long run.

mountain biking with the trail jersey

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About The Reviewer

kristen bonkoski

Kristen Bonkoski is the founder and owner of Femme Cyclist.

An avid cyclist for a few decades now, she took to cycling during her late teen years — a time when she needed something to help boost her self-esteem and confidence.

Mission accomplished, the sport has become an important part of her life.  Kristen’s favorite disciplines are mountain biking and bike commuting, although you can also find her cranking out a century on her road bike and touring with her husband and son.  If it has to do with two wheels, she enjoys doing it.

Kristen is a certified USA Cycling coach, and she runs Rascal Rides, a website about biking with kids.

IG: @kristenlbonkoski

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