Classy Camo Jersey
- Fun, unique design – Feminine without being too girlie
- Italian fabric is breathable and comfortable even in hot, humid temps
- Fast fit is great for curvy body types
- Longer sleeve length provides more coverage
- 3 rear pockets and one zipper security pocket for ample storage
- Full zip for easy on/off
- Silicon hem keeps jersey from riding up
- Reflective piping for visibility
- Made for Reggie by Jakroo (Nova model)
- Black back panel reduces visibility to drivers
Classy Pink Bibs
- Great fit, breathable and comfortable
- Perfect inseam length for my long legs
- Mesh back panel is breathable and keeps straps/shorts in place
- Wide leg gripper (7.5 cm) keeps shorts in place and eliminates sausage leg
- Predominately black with only a pop of color lets you mix and match with other jerseys
- Reflective piping for visibility
- Made for Reggie by Jakroo (Solar Pro model with Bormio D20 Chamois)
- Would prefer the laser cut bib straps and mesh panel to be black – white shows dirt
- Chamois was good for me up to 40 miles
Full Gas Socks
- Unisex fit
- 5” cuff height stays put the whole ride
- Very comfortable and ventilated
- Made by DeFeet, a well-respected brand
- Fun messaging on the sole
- Great way to compliment the kit
- Would like a shorter cuff option
Cost: $127 (Jersey); $149 (bibs); $14 (Socks) all USD
How obtained: Company supplied samples
Jersey: Green camo/black/pink
Bibs and socks: Black/pink
RBR Sponsor: No
Jersey and bibs: S – XL;
Socks: Unisex sizing – S (6-8), M (8.5 – 10.5), L (11-13) , XL (12-14)
Jersey available in Fast (Standard) and Faster (Racer Cut)
Unique Designs for Women and Men
A few months ago, a rep for REGGIE contacted me looking for a woman to test/review their gear. Probably like many of you, I was not familiar with the company. I come to find out, a bother/sister duo founded REGGIE to inject fun back into riding. They selected the name/word REGGIE “because it makes you smile just to say it.” But it’s not just fun and games — the gear is both high quality and offers a great fit. The company uses Jakroo, a custom manufacturer, for their jerseys and bibs and DeFeet for their socks.
The fabrics and designs are the same for both men’s and women’s, but as expected the cuts are different. I had the luxury of selecting from their web site the kit I wanted to test. I went for the Classy Camo jersey and the Classy Pink bibs with matching Full Gas socks. What I really liked about the look of this kit was it was feminine without being overly girlie. As with all the REGGIE kits, the company name is the predominate graphic element.
It’s unlikely I would ever show up to a group ride dressed like anyone else. But this may change as I got a lot of compliments every time I wore it.
Upon receiving the kit, I could tell it was good quality. The fabric was soft, breathable and had key features you find in a higher end kit. The shipment also came with a personalized note, which is always a nice touch.
Both the jersey and the bibs had a small Rg Rivet on them. Per their web site, “old racing saddles used rivets to hold the hard leather to the frame of the seat with one positioned right at the tip. When you were pegged at full effort and nudging ahead on the seat, you were riding “on the rivet”. The “rivet” represents two elements that make cycling awesome. Riders pushing themselves and the heritage of the sport.”
Bottom line, the Classy Camo Jersey is fun. It’s fun to look at and fun to wear. It makes you feel a little tough wearing camo but the pink logo and collar give it a feminine touch. REGGIE gear comes in FAST (standard cut) and FASTER (racer cut). I chose the Fast fit and it’s also Jakroo’s Nova Pro top of the line jersey.
The Italian fabric has a good stretch to it which adds to the comfort. I never felt restricted. I wore the kit on very hot humid rides and the fabric did a good job of being breathable and wicking. A full zip front helped with ventilation and made it easy to take on and off when wearing bibs. The collar provides ample coverage from the sun.
With three storage pockets and a fourth zippered pocket for valuables, there’s always ample room for nutrition, phone, a tube, etc. A silicon hem keeps the jersey in place even when in the drops.
I liked that the jersey ran a little shorter in the body. Being “curvy” sometimes the hips don’t fit right. But the REGGIE jersey hit me just right for a clean line from jersey to bibs.
I have to share a funny story about trying on the REGGIE Bibs for the first time. Many women’s bibs come with a privacy panel on the front, letting you unzip your jersey without exposing the girls. These bibs have a mesh panel, so I innocently assumed it was a privacy panel. Well it wasn’t. Standing in the bathroom confused and uncomfortable, I realized I was wearing the bibs backwards.
Once I put the bibs on the right way, they were very comfortable. Nice wide laser cut bib straps which gave support but never dug in. The mesh back was breathable and kept the straps/shorts in place. I would prefer the straps and mesh to be black instead of white as not to show dirt/sweat over time. Plus, when you are in the drops or your jersey rides up, less noticeable if the straps are black.
The 7.5cm wide leg band provided a smooth fit and the silicon grippers kept them from riding up. I found the compression fabric to be good without being overly tight. There’s a small mesh panel (dart) on the outside of the leg that is designed for an articulated fit.
An Italian Bormio D20 chamois is used in these bibs. For me it was comfortable for rides up to 40 miles. After that I’d get some chafing in the soft tissue. But as we know, everyone is different, and you might find the chamois great for longer rides.
I liked that these bibs were mostly black with a pop of pink on the power band. That enables me to wear them with other jerseys if I want to mix it up.
To round out the kit, I chose the Full Gas socks which are made by DeFeet so you know they are good quality. The sizing is unisex with a cuff length of 5”. I’d have preferred a shorter cuff option to minimize my already “interesting” tan lines.
Many of the REGGIE socks have a message on the sole. This one said, “Full Gas”, another says “Epic Feat”. It keeps with the company’s goal of making fun gear.
I wasn’t familiar with REGGIE cycling gear prior to their rep contacting me. The kit they let me choose was both fun to wear and ride in. Exactly the company’s goal. I was comfortable and fashionable on my hot summer rides. Made for REGGIE by Jakroo, the pricing and quality of the kit is in line with other pro level apparel. My review is of the women’s kit, but their men’s line is made with the same high quality Italian fabrics, just cut for men. Definitely worth a look.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women's cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri's full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.