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Best of the Morvelo SS18 Collection

Morvelo has recently launched their new spring/summer collection and it offers everything you’d expect from one of Britain’s fastest growing cycling brands. The Brighton-based company are renowned for their unique designs and this season’s range is possibly their most adventurous yet. One thing we love about the collection is the diversity. If you’re looking for a jersey with parrots, ice-cream cones or flowers then Morvelo is your go-to brand. If however, you’re after something a little more discrete but equally unique then the Morvelo SS18 range will have you covered.

We got our hands on both the KOM collection and Stealth Nth Series range from Morvelo to see if they met our expectations and performed well out on the road.

Morvelo King of the Mountains

A cyclist in the morvelo SS18 KOM baselayer

First Impressions

You tend to know as soon as you take a piece of cycling clothing out of it’s packaging whether or not it’s been a good investment. The functionality of the zip, the quality of the stitching, the silicone grips, they’re all small things that make a big difference. The KOM jersey is part of the Morvelo SS18 ‘standard’ range but I’d argue the quality is anything but standard. Raw cut aero sleeves give the classic-cut jersey a streamlined feel as soon as you pull it on.

The KOM baselayer features a matching design to the jersey which is unique to Morvelo. A well-engineered chamois pad is something every cyclist looks at when buying a new set of shorts. The KOM shorts feature a dual-layer perforated chamois and I was keen to find out how it performed, especially on longer rides.

A cyclist in the morvelo SS18 KOM Jersey

A cyclist sprinting in the morvelo SS18 KOM range

A cyclist in the morvelo SS18 KOM bib-shorts

Fit and Comfort

The Morvelo KOM jersey has been designed and cut for those long summer miles and cafe rides. While it features aero sleeves, the overall fit isn’t as ergonomic as Morvelo’s Nth Series range. I’d argue it’s a very aesthetically pleasing ‘traditional’ jersey with a few cool extras. The KOM baselayer performs well at wicking sweat away from your skin, keeping you both cool and dry even during intense efforts.

The shorts feature a panelled construction for superior fit and the soft silicon leg bands and fatlock stitching keeps the shorts firmly in place throughout your ride. The panelled design on the legs also provides compression to ease muscle fatigue. During turbo trainer sessions and long rides on the road, the KOM shorts were both comfortable and breathable.

A cyclist doing a nose-stand in the morvelo SS18 KOM range

A cyclist doing a wheelie in the morvelo SS18 KOM kit

Conclusion

I’m now even more annoyed by the late arrival of spring/summer weather than I was already. The KOM range is one of the stand-out pieces of the Morvelo SS18 for me and deserves to be worn in the sun. Its design is understated but cool and screams class. If you’re after clothing dedicated to aerodynamics and performance then check out the Nth series range below. If, however, your main objective is to look good and ride in comfort then the KOM range is perfect for you.

Stealth Nth Series

 

A cyclist posing in the Morvelo SS18 Stealth Nth series range

First Impressions

Straight away you can tell the Nth Series kit has been inspired by racing and is designed for the competitive cyclist. Both the shorts and jersey have that ‘pro’ feel to them. Minimalistic but robust. The Morvelo SS18 range is chock-full of bright and bold designs which is why in an odd sort of way, the grey stealth Nth Series jersey stands out. A predominantly black design is complemented by some small white details and stylish touches.

We were also sent the Stealth Hemisphere Gilet which accompanies the Nth Series range well and is perfect for those chilly moments on the bike when you need a little extra protection from the elements. The Morvelo Series Emblem socks are also a great pairing for the Stealth kit and are available in both white and black.

the morvelo stealth nth series arm screens and jersey sleeve

a cyclist removing the morvelo ss18 hemisphere gilet

Fit and Comfort

An aerodynamic fit and lightweight construction make it clear from the off that speed is the name of the game when it comes to the Nth Series range. The jersey’s panel construction ensures the fit is ergonomic while DriClim Hydrophobic yarn offers exceptional breathability. A side panel specifically designed to hold gels is also a unique touch that makes getting your hands on an extra boost of energy that little bit easier.

An elastic interface chamois in the shorts offers supreme comfort in the saddle and a carefully positioned inside leg seam to avoid chafing. Like the KOM shorts, the Nth Series bib-shorts are high-wicking and offer a compression fit. Performance is a crucial part of the Nth Series collection but Morvelo certainly hasn’t overlooked comfort during the design process.

Conclusion

The Nth Series range is available in multiple colourways but the Stealth design is definitely our favourite. Italian polyester and quality construction throughout the range ensures all-day comfort on the bike. The jersey is tight fitting and it’s extra pockets aid functionality while the shorts have a real premium-quality feel to them. Throw in the matching accessories such as the Hemisphere gilet, Emblem socks and Nth Series arm screens and you’ll be ready to turn heads out on the road all summer long.

a cyclist riding on cobbles in the morvelo ss18 nth series range

 

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Tom Bracegirdle

Tom Bracegirdle

Editor

Tom has been a keen cyclist since the age of thirteen and began racing competitively on the road as a junior. Since then, he spent three seasons racing full time in Belgium and France. A member of the marketing team here at ProBikeKit, Tom enjoys writing about new products in the cycling industry and road racing.


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