Thursday, February 11, 2016

Review: Après Vélo Cycling Apparel

Après Vélo, or as it is translated from the French, "After Bike" is an Australian company that started in 2006 and was created to give cyclists a super comfortable range of designs, edgy, creative and unique gear that can be worn after riding. They carry everything from Tank tops to Long Sleeve shirts, Riding Gear, Sleepwear, Tote Bags, beach towels, Hats, Posters, Socks and much more, all related to Riding on or off road!

I was given the chance to review a set of their sleepwear. I received their Cycle of Dreams sleepwear set, priced at $54.95.  It includs a Long sleeved relaxed fit top and 3/4 length relaxed fit pants covered in a print of flying bicycles. The material is very airy and loose which would be very nice for the cooler months!

To me, the top was very comfortable. I like my pajama tops to be loose and not restricting, plus with an ever growing baby belly I need space. I also am the type to get very hot when I sleep so you can usually find me in a tank top or t shirt. When wearing this top, I felt OK. Like I said, it is very airy and lightweight.

The bottoms were a very comfortable fit as well, except for one issue: There is a distinct seam that runs down the center of the pant and it is very thick. It looked to me like it was more for decoration but I could feel it distinctly when I wore them. Most seams run on the outsides and this one in the middle just felt awkward to me.

This is a matter of my own personal preference, but it did bug me to the point that I could not wear them anymore. I don't want to be forced to be aware of clothing textures when I'm falling asleep or relaxing.

That said, there are so many other styles and types of apparel to select from, I'm sure others would be more to my taste. The company offers a very generous 100 day return policy for products bought on their website , and prices range from over $30 up to around $150 for biking gear.

Après Vélo is offering a 20% discount code to readers. 
Just use the code CHEWS20 when you check out!

Be sure to follow them on their social media to be kept up to date and be the first to receive exclusive offers and promotions.

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