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Mariel's Favourite Clothing On The Road In Mallorca

Mariel

Fun in sun with our favourite threads

Fun in sun with our favourite threads

The last couple of weeks I’ve been in sunny Mallorca for a cycling training camp. It was such a great trip! I cycled every day, sometimes for 6 hours, and when I wasn’t on the bike I was sitting by the beach working on my tan and reading a great book.

I got to take some great products with me that we sell at the shop. A bit of Bontrager and Morvelo, with a splash of Endura. I received many compliments from cyclists at our training camp - people loved the products! And I loved them too because they served their purpose whilst looking amazing.

Here is what I brought with me:

Morvelo Blend Jersey (£60) and Bib Shorts (£90)

The colours were UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME and I really stood out from the hoards of cyclists descending on this cycling mecca of an island. The fabrics were soft and flexible and kept me dry as I cycled up one of the biggest climbs, Sa Calobra, in the sun and heat. The bib shorts are the most comfortable padded shorts I have ever owned, and I have many to choose from! The material was also very flattering and for a girl with curves there is no better news than lycra that looks good.

Endura FS260 Pro Print Mitt (£26.99)

These mitts don't have a lot of padding however I must have spent around 32 hours cycling 300 miles and my hands we fine. The mitts are a bit of a hassle to get on and off because they don’t have an extendable opening but once they’re on they feel like a second skin and the colours are gorgeous. They come in black and white, and red and white.

Bontrager Women’s Race Convertible Windshell Jacket (£64.99)

This one is a winner! It turned out to be one of the most essential items of clothing for this trip. The jacket is ultra-light so even if it was warm before the ride, I packed my jersey in case it got cool up in the mountains, which it did. The material is breathable so I never felt like I was sweaty and sticky under my clothes whilst climbing, and it kept me nice and warm when descending down at 60 kph. What sets this jacket apart is that you can unzip the sleeves to turn it into a vest, and I even used it the other way around and kept just the sleeves on (which attach at the back) to keep my arms warm.

Bontrager Specter Road Helmet

Lightweight and with lots of air vents to keep you dry! This helmet is ultra comfy and has moisture-wicking anti-microbial pads to eliminate odours. I loved the white matte colour.

The trip was awesome but it was even better because I had such great products, all available at our shop. Someone once said to me, “there is no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear” but it’s also the case that in great weather, great gear makes all the difference!