How to Choose a Sweatshirt for Cycling?
When shopping for a sweatshirt
for cycling, you need to decide on the material which has been used. Most sweatshirts are made of the polyester blend 85% polyester & 15% cotton blend. However, you can also find 100% cotton sweatshirts in the market as well.
For summer outdoor cycling adventures, when you want to stay cooler, cotton made sweatshirts are ideal. Conversely, if you are looking for sweatshirts to combat the brutal winter conditions, look for a higher percentage of fleece or polyester sweatshirts or hoodies sweatshirts.
There are also wool blend sweatshirts that provide additional warmth. A hooded sweatshirt is ideal for fairly bad weather conditions.
The most common styles of sweatshirts are long sleeves; however, there are other options with 3 quarter sleeves, short sleeves, sleeveless, and cap sleeves. What kinds of cuffs you prefer in the sweatshirt such as ribbed cuffs and hem seal is a matter of personal preference.
There are two main styles of hoodies
that you can choose for cycling, one is zip up hoodies and the other is pullover hoodies. Both hoodies are great for keeping you warm during winter rides and usually windproof and waterproof.
The fleece and cotton blends are the most commonly used material in the design of hoodies. Specialized
, and Spiuk
offer the best range of sweatshirts and hoodies for cycling.