Tested: Troy Lee Designs Women’s Skyline Kit

Words by Kath Biknell | Images by Flowtographer

The not-so-minor details

Product

Troy Lee Designs Women’s Skyline Kit

Contact

Lusty Industries
www.lustyindustries.com

Skyline Jersey

$74.95

Skyline Shorts

$89.95

Positives

Bright colours
Comfortable and functional

Negatives

Low waistband
Stretchy fabric catches saddle at times

Fact: Bright clothing stands out on the trails (and on your computer screen when looking at photos of yourself afterwards). Troy Lee Designs Women’s Skyline shorts and jersey we tested are certainly bright, making us sold on this kit from the get go.

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It’s also designed to look bold and mean business on the trails. This fits with the branding of rest of the Troy Lee Designs range. It provides women who prefer this image to a girlier one with kit that fits the different curves of the female form.

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The Skyline shorts use a light and stretchy fabric. We found this kept us nice and cool while riding, a definite plus, particularly for Australian riding conditions.

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The soft collar and raglan sleeves sat nicely on the body and were soft against the skin.

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We didn’t miss the triple pocket storage of tighter fitting jerseys as we often ride with a hydration pack. A small, hidden pocket keeps quick access items safe, a nice and thoughtful touch.

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The waistband is quite tight and narrow. This keeps the shorts positioned most comfortably above the waist and prevents the lower back from being exposed while riding. The elastic back panel keeps these baggies moving well with your body on tech terrain. Loops on the inside of the waistband allow you to BYO knicks.

The Women’s Skyline kit is comfortable and functional, particularly in summer. It made us feel good and stand out on the trails. The fit of the shorts could be improved at the waist, but we’d still choose them over some other designs simply because they’re airy and bright.