Jerseys include designs by Swifty and will be used by the One Life Cycle team in the Red Hook Crit series.

Hackney GT describes itself as a cycle clothing and fashion label and its new summer 2017 designs live up to this billing. They’re a bit different from the run-of-the-mill.

All are made in the UK and Hackney GT has collaborated on the camo jersey with designer Swifty, a long term fan of the brand. Hackney GT says: “Swifty has always been a fan of who we are and what we’re trying to achieve and has wanted to work with us for a while. His take on the camo print is something we’ve wanted to do for a long time and are glad we can now release it.”

A proportion of profits from sale of the One Life Cycle jersey will go to East London cycling projects

The £56 One Life Cycle jersey (£80 after Friday 21/4/17) is also a collaboration with Swifty. It’s the team jersey for the One Life Cycle team, which will be competing in this year’s Red Hook Crit series and other fixed gear criteriums. Hackney GT says that a percentage of the profits from sale of the jersey will go to cover travel expenses, while it will also help to fund their community cycling projects with young people in East London.

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The third newly released jersey design, Betty Leopard, is a short sleeved version of Hackney GT’s popular winter jacket and will also be used by the team in the Red Hook Crit races.

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Hackney GT says that underlying the new jerseys is an advanced technical fabric with wicking properties and lycra for a close fit and that they’ve been recut for 2017 for a closer fit. They also have wider gripper cuffs to the sleeve, while the full length zipper is made by the UK’s only zip manufacturer. There’s another zip to the fourth rear pocket, which is large enough to fit an iPhone 6 and rear reflectives sewn into the pockets’ bottom hem.

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Hackney GT says that all three designs are available in men’s and women’s versions and sizes from XS to XXL.