Best cycling clothing brands: Our pick of the top companies making great products and a positive impact

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As cyclists, we spend a lot of time focusing on gear. Everyone wants to talk about the fastest bikes, the best wheels, and all the accessories that help us get the most out of every ride. There’s nothing wrong with that, it's fun and there’s no reason you can’t obsess about it from time to time. Just remember that one of the best returns on investment is the clothing you wear. So, if you are in full gear obsession mode, you might want to start with the best cycling jerseys, the best road bike helmets or the best cycling shorts. If you're in the market for a new bike, check out our guide to the best bike brands.

Like all of our buyer's guides, the point of those articles is to point out some of the best products in particular categories. What is the best product though? The point of this article, the best cycling clothing brands, is to look beyond the experience of using a specific product. 


Brands regularly update their ranges, so although this guide was originally published as far back as January 2022, it has been updated multiple times since. Our last update came in April 2024, at which time all of the products included were current, and the brands represented are still those we consider the best. 

Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx