We’ve been rocking the colourful Remap Jersey, from Jersey… and the bibs and gilet as well.
Mark Evans and Rich Payne are the chaps behind Remap clothing, a small brand based on the Channel Island of Jersey. Much like the island, these small guys pack a big punch. The driving idea behind their range is to make technically advanced garments that can be used “no matter what you ride”. Over the last couple of months I’ve been getting some serious wear out of the Remap range in all sorts of weathers.
The MTB jersey a straightforward polyester jersey, with a cut that’s a little more athletic than some. At just shy of 6 foot, the large is spot on for me, it’s worth checking their sizing guide which is on the money. The cut gives plenty of freedom of movement, but without being flappy and baggy, Rich’s enduro racing pedigree showing through!
Even when it’s been minging with sweat, soaked by Welsh sunshine, dragged through the undergrowth and generally abused the jersey has remained looking classy. I like the fluro-camo, and for those who want really stand out there’s also a purple and blue leopard print version! Overall a bold jersey that will meet the needs of both the racer and the leisure cyclist. £39.99
The bib shorts feature the same striking camo print and bold orange trim. Obviously these are to be worn under your shorts, but you should always take a moment to show them off in the car park with a cheeky lunge. The legs are cut a little shorter so they don’t overlap with knee pads.
The shoulder straps are stretchy and seamless so there’s no rubbing up there. Down below a 10mm thick contoured pad keeps you nice and comfortable through the longest of rides, even if it becomes soggy. I did find the downstairs area to be pretty snug to start with but within a couple of rides they were lovely and comfortable. Again check the sizing, their size guide is accurate. £79.99
The gilet is a stock item for me out in the hills with or without a bike. The Remap Gilet is both windproof and breathable, as well as being stretchy and contouring. What this means is that it has a pretty tight fit, akin to a roadie jersey, designed to help with temperature regulation. It definitely works, keeping your core warm and sheltered from chill winds, especially the high collar.
Round the back there are three elasticated pockets and a zippered pocket, including a small port for headphones (or power cables for lights). The gilet also stuffs down to about the size of a banana meaning it’s become a stock item in my riding pack or back pocket to take into account the ever changing Welsh weather. If you are after serious performance and don’t mind a slightly figure hugging, this is a great option. £64.99
Remap only sell directly though their website, and often have offers on so keep an eye on their facebook page, as well as their instagram which often has sneaky shots of upcoming designs, I can’t wait to see some more of them in the flesh.
Action Shots – Rick Littlejohn