Jelenew Glider Short Sleeve Pro Jersey review - so luxurious, it’s no surprise the designer used to work for Chanel

Super comfortable - provides the best figure-hugging fit out of all the jerseys I’ve ever tested

Female cyclist wearing the Jelenew Glider Short Sleeve Pro Jersey
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Impressive warm weather jersey that’s low profile and fits wonderfully - ideal for hard efforts and long days in the sun.

Reasons to buy
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    Superb fit

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    Luxurious, high quality fabrics

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    Oeko-Tex certified and 100% bluesign approved (sustainability points)

Reasons to avoid
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    Around double the price of other brands’ top-end offerings

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    No water-resistant valuable pocket

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A former member of Chanel’s haute couture design team is making their mark in cycling attire as the creative director of the American brand Jelenew that first appeared on the scene in 2021. They made quite an entrance too, with American actress Kat Graham strutting Jelenew’s cycling pants on the red carpet at the closing ceremony of Cannes last summer. 

Jelenew calls itself “the world's first performance cycling couture apparel and lifestyle brand with advanced protective technology made only for women”. The brand aims to combine sporting performance and haute couture aesthetics, claiming that its jerseys fit women’s bodies better and deliver higher performance..

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Anna Marie Abram
Fitness Features Editor

I’ve been hooked on bikes ever since the age of 12 and my first lap of the Hillingdon Cycle Circuit in the bright yellow kit of the Hillingdon Slipstreamers. For a time, my cycling life centred around racing road and track. 

But that’s since broadened to include multiday two-wheeled, one-sleeping-bag adventures over whatever terrain I happen to meet - with a two-week bikepacking trip from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia being just the latest.

I still enjoy lining up on a start line, though, racing the British Gravel Championships and finding myself on the podium at the enduro-style gravel event, Gritfest in 2022.

Height: 177cm

Weight: 60–63kg