Long Sleeve

Café du Cycliste Claudette Merino/Silk Jersey


Why to buy: Café du Cycliste's Claudette jersey will keep you warm in the saddle for many years to come - as sumptuous a women's cycling jersey as we've found.

"One of the most stylish women's cycling jerseys around. Full of French flamboyance and comfortable to the point you'll want to wear it all the time". The Times

NOTE: unfortunately this jersey is no longer in stock; however, in its absence we've made some alternative suggestions at the bottom of this page that might appeal...

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Inspired by the roads of the French Riviera where it was created, the Claudette cycling jersey is as sumptuous a women's cycling jersey as you'll find for colder rides. Stand out from the pack either on a 60kph Alpine descent or simply sashaying around town. Its supersoft merino and silk content makes it luxurious, whilst the technical materials woven into the fabric ensure it keeps its shape and colour for ride after ride.

Thick enough to help keep you warm on the chilliest rides, by contrast the breathable, wicking, non-itchy properties of its painstakingly designed fabric ensure you won't feel the heat except on the sultriest summer days.

The Claudette's chic stripes 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'.

The trademark Cafe du Cycliste attention to technical detail in the Claudette is remarkable, with cycling specific features including a camlock zip with guard, special zipped key pocket, triple back cargo pocket and silicon gripper to prevent it from riding up. If you don't enjoy your cycling more in this, you probably never will.

Size Guide

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'.

  Chest Waist Hips Arm UK US Europe Japan
X-Small <76cm / 32" <66cm / 26" <92cm / 36" <56cm / 22" 8 4 36 9
Small 76-81cm / 32-34" 66-71cm / 26-28" 92-97cm / 36-38" 56-59cm / 22-23" 10 6 38 11
Medium 81-86cm / 34-36" 71-76cm / 28-30" 97-102cm / 38-40" 59-61cm / 23-24" 12 8 40 13
Large 86-97cm / 36-38" 76-81cm / 30-32" 102-107cm / 40-42" 61-64cm / 24-25" 14 10 42 15
X-Large >97cm / >38" >81cm / >32" >107cm / >42" >64cm / >25" 16 12 44 17


Not sure where to measure? Search through the images above and you will find the measurement guide.


Tech Spec

  • 42% Merino | 7% Silk | 44% Polyester | 7% Polyamide
  • Race fit
  • Super soft medium weight fabric
  • Moisture management properties
  • Thermo-regulating properties
  • Full camlock zip with guard
  • Silicon gripper around waist
  • Zipped key pocket
  • 3 rear cargo pockets
  • Embroided logo on back
  • Classic white and blue Breton styling
  • Made in Europe
  • Machine wash 30° | Do NOT iron, tumble dry, bleach or dry clean

The ideal jersey for cooler conditions. Wear on its own or combine with a base and top layer.

Who's Behind It?

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

  1. Winning piece of kit!

    Review by aleo

    Incredible addition to my spring/autumn riding wardrobe; this has been out during the stupendously mild weather and I cannot praise it highly enough. Toasty in 10 degrees but could have worn in 7 degrees; worn with a gilet it is very versatile and feels super soft against your skin. It's race fit and I like my jerseys tight so I went for a X-Small (5 ft 7 in and size 8) and it fits like a dream. BUY IT!!

    VeloVixen Says: what a lovely review! We're big fans of it too, and we're only sad that we can't get hold of more stock for the time being. We're pestering Cafe du Cycliste to make some more ASAP! x

  2. Soft, stylish and beautiful quality

    Review by Beverley

    Looking for a warmer, long sleeved jersey for colder days, I couldn't resist this and am glad I didn't. Yes, it is expensive but it's beautifully made and extremely comfortable on. The material is soft against the skin (there is a small amount of silk woven in). The cut is quite slim and I needed a size L (I am a size 12, 5'6"). On the bike (worn under a gillet) it is comfortable to ride in and made me feel quite stylish. I also purchased the matching neck warmer.

    This is the first product I've bought from Cafe du Cycliste and am very impressed with the quality. It certainly got the thumbs up and seal of approval from my husband!

    VeloVixen Says: lovely to hear the Claudette has lived up to its billing, Beverley! It's very much coveted amongst the team here...! x

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