"The Yolande is a triumph of style, function and practicality; I have little doubt I could wear this to the office without garnering undue attention from the fashion police. Undoubtedly one of the best jerseys/jumpers on the market." - thewashingmachinepost
"The Yolande jersey then is the epitome of quality and design detail. It has traditional styling that challenges the best, it has quality that will keep you in comfort for many seasons, and it has an attention to detail that is second to none." - timwiggins.com
Inspired by the roads of the French Riviera where is was created, the Yolande is true luxury on a bike. It's perfect for serious rides or for just looking stylish around town. Its merino wool content makes it as sumptuous as it is hard wearing, and the attention to technical detail is truly eye-popping. Thick enough to help keep you warm on winter rides, the breathable, wicking, non-itchy properties of its material blend ensure won't feel the heat except on the sultriest summer days.
Its delicious combination of subtle colours will make you want to keep it on even when your bike is locked away. And its anti-odour properties will minimise that post-ride whiff, so you won't become a social pariah! Importantly it was designed from scratch specifically for the 'female form'.
Additional features include: thumb loops and fitted cuffs to keep sleeves from riding up, special zipped key pocket, triple back pocket, iPod pocket and cable hole, pump pocket, and a selection of subtle but effective reflective details. If you don't enjoy your cycling more in this, you probably never will.
Café du Cycliste's sizing is generally pretty realistic. As with many European makes, if you're torn between two sizes err towards the larger of the two. Bear in mind that most of their products are cut more for comfort than for out and out skin hugging, so this can help counteract any 'undersizing'.
25% merino / 71% polyester / 4% polyamide
- Full zip
- Integrated sleeve loop
- Zipped key pocket
- Pump pocket
- Zipped chest pocket
- Ipod cable hole
- Triple back pocket
- Reflective logo and elements on back
- Embroided Logo on front
André a former Ironman and Rémi a former canoeing World Champion are the founding duo behind Café du Cycliste. The pair started out opening a dreamy cycling community cafe in the Cote D’Azur, Nice and haven’t moved from that location since.
Soon after, André and Rémi launched what they deliberately describe as an ‘alternative cycling wear brand’. The essence of Café du Cycliste is to avoid the unsophisticated and garish. They combine the finest materials and latest technology with a retro twist, allowing you to perform to your best but look elegant and stylish in doing so.
Development, patterning, designing and testing all still take place on the inspirational Cote D’Azur, with only the actual manufacturing outsourced. We simply love their approach to both work and play, and their products consistently rank amongst the most sought after of any we stock.
2 customer reviews
Love the styling!Review by Suze
Great colour, lovely styling. I love the detailing - stitching on the shoulders, high collar, elbow pads, black and grey trim. (grey is reflective). The jersey is maybe not as soft as you'd think having 25% wool, but I think this will make it hardwearing.
I am the top end of UK size 14 and ordered the XL, which is snug, but not too tight.
I've only worn it only once on a windy day, and it's not terribly windproof. Still love it tho!
Small sized low percentage merinoReview by Anne
This jacket was very small suited and the quality was poor given the price. For even the sale price I would expect more merino in the fabric. Real shame I had to return as it looked so good.
VeloVixen Says: sorry to hear you felt disappointed. We're very clear about the percentage of merino, and Café du Cycliste have chosen the blend for the excellent combination of merino's natural properties and the robustness of the synthetic materials. We have had an unusually low proportion of returns due to sizing, so we're confident it is as advertised, and this is literally the first mention of quality issues from Café du Cycliste in nearly 3 years working with them.
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