Ma Se Kind cycling jersey is a whole summer vibe

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When you want to be a vibe, on those scorching summer rides. (Photo: Enjoy)
When you want to be a vibe, on those scorching summer rides. (Photo: Enjoy)

Cycling jerseys are part performance, part comfort – but all about statement.

Despite riders obsessing about wireless gears, aero wheels and shaving grams off every possible bike component, they also care a great deal how they present.

If you look good, chances are – you will ride great. And in the South African cycling context, there is nothing amiss with a little bit of patriotism.

Pure green and gold can be a bit much

Within European cycling, there is a trend toward national colour jerseys. Although green and gold looks great on Siya, the national team colourway isn’t always that flatteringly for slim riders.

Enjoy is a Cape Town apparel brand that understands and lives cycling. And it has a range of ultra-lightweight ventilated jerseys, created for climbing and hot weather riding.

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It has the national green and gold, with additional styling and colour sensibility. (Photo: Enjoy)

Light and cool

The Enjoy Climber jerseys use Italian mesh for breathability and four-way stretch fabric, called Velune, to retain an athletic fit.

Few things are more annoying than a jersey creeping up your sides when riding at a high cadence, or agonizing up Kloof Nek, or along a Cradle ride in Gauteng.

With its advanced fabrics and appropriate cut, the Climber jersey is comfortable and terrifically light at only 115g.

It remains stable - when you are suffering

Rated for riding in temperatures up to 40-degrees Celsius, the Enjoy Climber jersey uses a Japanese YKK zipper. It remains securely in place, without any mechanical slippage.

When you are suffering close to that heat fatigue threshold and need to open the jersey, its YKK zip runs true, even when tugged aggressively.

Beyond all the innovative fabrics and excellent ventilation, what makes the Enjoy Climber range notable for locals, is its proudly South African colourway option.

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Style should never sacrifice safety. And this jersey has a reflective rear (Photo: Enjoy)

A South African riding state of mind

The Ma Se Kind version uses bold colours and has a reflective back, making riders more visible to other road users in low light conditions.

Inspiration for the Ma Se Kind design? The desire to be patriotically relevant without being overly literal. Green and gold colourways work great for South African team sports, like rugby. But not for cycling.

Riding is often a journey of solitude. Of suffering. Of cranking away when your hydration bottles are empty, and the tarmac is radiating midday heat.

In its Ma Se Kind design, the Enjoy Climber jersey is about a colloquial phrase of acknowledgement and respect. Between fellow riders. Other road users.

And the Climber jersey is also about dealing with heat, which is both a summer blessing and challenge, for South African riders. 

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