Bicycling’s Gift Guide: Enjoy Climber Jersey

Looking for that perfect gift for the cyclist with everything? Let's take a look at Cape Town-based Enjoy's lightweight Climber jersey.

The Bicycling Editors |

Meet the Enjoy Climber jersey, two years in development and as sleek as you are going to find, local or imported. The guys at Enjoy actually ride bikes, and ride them pretty fast as we have discovered to our legs’ detriment. So, when it comes to creating cycling clothing that does the job, they don’t have to outsource the testing phase.

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The Climber collection of cycling jerseys takes no prisoners; the Climber is a lightweight, snug unit that is all about cooling and speed, weighing in at just 115g for a medium – you have eaten energy bars heavier. It almost out-supermodels the bag it comes in.

The sleeves have light grippers to hold form

It is crafted from imported Italian Lycra, with a meshed 90gsm front and sides that offer superior cooling in the African summer, balanced with more substantial 110gsm material on the back to avoid Froomesque suntans when the sun beats down.

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The 10-panel race cut of the Climber is pure speed, with gripper sleeves and a dedicated zipper that avoids rolling when crouched down out of the wind, once you have conquered your blazing alpe personal best. Laser-cut reflective detailing closes the deal, a nod to the racers smashing it out before work.

Even your armpits are super-cool

The Climber range is unashamedly racy, yet stylish enough to grab a cortado after your excesses (excuse the stares, though – the mesh might give away some secrets). It is available in six designs, Yes Coach (Navy or White) pictured here is one of the subtler but there is definitely one that will speak to the deserving recipient on Xmas Day. Will they be fast enough for it, though?

The result is a true premium product, aimed at the obsessed rider looking to gain every advantage possible. It ain’t cheap, but then performance never is. Looking to survive the heat of any one of South Africa’s brutal stage races? The guys at Enjoy have spared no expense, either, in preparing a cycling top that is cutting-edge cool, and cutting-edge cool.

Buy Enjoy cycling kit HERE – you can even use PayFlex to spread the expense a little.

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