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Seattle style for the great outdoors from Kaidel Sportswear

by Leanne

Family cycling jerseys from Kaidel
As our header would have you believe; we are big into biking as a family. I’ve posted before about how Spandex-free biking is the way that I roll, typically with skirts, dresses, cute little flats, and other items you wouldn’t expect to see on someone pedaling past you. But, what you don’t know is that my husband secretly wants to be a real biker. You know, the kind that doesn’t wear flip flops.

The past few years have been a slow upgrade process; first with the fancy new street bike, then with quick clip pedals, and then the biking shoes to fit the pedals. The next step was getting him to look more like a biker, with appropriate clothing and gear so he could go out on all day rides comfortably.

So, naturally when Kaidel Sportswear, a Seattle company, contacted us with the chance to try out their family cycling and running jerseys, we said yes. And, as excited as I was to find some fun Seattle-themed biking gear for hubby, I also loved that they carried childrens bicycle jerseys as well so I could get father/daughter cycling jerseys.

Father daughter kaidel jerseys

Since we all know how much my daughter loves to match, it will come as no surprise that she was crazy excited when she saw that daddy and her both got a real cycling shirt. While they didn’t pick the same design of jersey, just the fact that they both were wearing Seattle-themed cycling jerseys was enough for her. Ever since she put hers on for the first time, she’s been very busy planning places for them to wear them together, and all the things they can store in the handy back pockets.
Back pockets in Kaidel jerseyWhile the Kaidel Sportswear line includes many Pacific Northwest designs, these aren’t basic jerseys with Seattle emblazoned on the front {although they do have those as well, technically. But, even the ones with landmarks and towns across the front have an awesome retro race styling}. Their jerseys feature all the famous Seattle icons like the Space Needle, piers, ferry Pacific_Northwest_Cycling_Jersey_-_Mt_Rainier_and_Ferry_-_Mens_Green_-_front_grandeboats, and mountains that we love so much, and they do it with a style you just don’t see in other sports gear.

My husband had a really hard time deciding which jersey he liked best, but in the end he chose the Pacific Northwest Cycling Jersey with Mt. Rainier and Ferry because we loved the colors and design. My daughter got the kid’s jersey that features Alaskan Way waterfront artwork designed by “Larry Gets Lost in Seattle” illustrator John Skewes, which is perfect because we are big fans of his work.

Kids cycling jerseyWhile the cool artwork and design of the jerseys got us interested, the technical features and great fit of the 100% polyester jerseys really sold us. With performance fabric that wicks moisture away from your body and a ¾ length front zipper it is very easy to regulate your temperature. Add in the pockets along the back, and it’s clear that these are serious jerseys suitable for commuting, racing, or sport.

Kaidel cycling jersey
But, best of all the fit is just a little looser than most cycling jerseys so you don’t have to jump right in to skin tight clothing if this is your first jersey.  It fits more like a fitted tee than sports clothing, so it’s comfortable to wear out once you get where you’re going, but still fits nice on the trail. If you do want a tighter, race fit, you simply order a size down and everyone is happy. And, if by chance you are not happy with the size you ordered, they offer easy and quick size exchanges with their included free return shipping pouch!

If you love sports and are from the Seattle area, love the Seattle area, or know someone who falls into either of those categories, I urge you to check out Kaidel Sportswear. In addition to cycling jerseys, they also have running shirts, jackets and hats with their signature style to choose from. I adore the Run Seattle Run shirt {below} and think it just might convince me to do some running… someday.

For more information, visit
kaidelsportswear.com. Be sure and follow Kaidel Sports on Twitter and like them on Facebook to find out about new designs, specials, and sales.

And Now For the Giveaway!
How would you like to win a Kaidel Sportswear family pack of jerseys? The set includes 3 matching jerseys {one adult and two children} and is perfect for family cycling outings {ARV $150} and it sure to make someone very happy!

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Leanne Signature 2A big thank you to Kaidel Sportswear for sending two jerseys to facilitate this review.  As always, all opinions remain 100% ours.

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JD Northwest August 8, 2013 - 7:11 am

My wife just started mountain biking and these look perfect for keeping a low profile on the trail and still be functional.

tess August 8, 2013 - 7:21 am

This would be perfect- me and my son run- we love it, looks like it would keep us cool.
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Daily Woman (Lacey) August 8, 2013 - 7:35 pm

I would love to win these to give to my husband and son, they do biking alot with the Boy Scouts.

vicki wurgler August 9, 2013 - 9:17 am

our whole family loves to bike-perfect!

Michelle Frame August 9, 2013 - 11:16 am

I would love one because my son and husband both love to go biking together.

Tracy August 9, 2013 - 12:15 pm

I am an avid runner and I would love to sport the Run Seattle Run jersey on the local trails!

Joe Kempe August 9, 2013 - 12:46 pm

When your 5 yeare old is already asking for lights on his bike, it’s only a matter of time before he wants to go farther or faster…

tiffany lane August 13, 2013 - 6:03 am

I would love this for my husband….

tam childers August 13, 2013 - 7:21 am

perfect for family jogging

Tamar August 13, 2013 - 9:04 am

I would love it since I am getting more serious about fitness but don’t have fitness focused clothes.

Carol T August 13, 2013 - 9:54 am

I’d like this for my husband.

Laurie Adams August 13, 2013 - 5:01 pm

I would love to win these for my daughters and I. This year, I have lost 60 pounds. Gear like this will help me continue my journey. Thank you for sharing.

Jennifer August 14, 2013 - 10:14 am

I would love this for me and my kids when we go biking or jogging!

April Brenay August 14, 2013 - 11:39 am

My kids love to go running with their dad, this would be great for them!

Tabathia B August 14, 2013 - 12:16 pm

Because I plan on getting back into running shape and my husband runs and my kids like to jog

Mary Casper August 15, 2013 - 5:08 pm

our family would love to have these. we would keep them

Katherine August 16, 2013 - 1:16 pm

My daughter and her husband love to run and bike

Rebecca Orr August 19, 2013 - 8:04 am

I would love to win this. I just started biking a lot so this would be perfect for me!

Michele P August 21, 2013 - 5:07 pm

so unique! My son loves to go biking with both of his boys, and this would be a super cool design for them to wear

ReggieMann August 28, 2013 - 3:31 am

This would be great for my brother and my nephews

emily l September 1, 2013 - 12:19 am

This would be great for my son for his outdoor endeavors.

Betty September 1, 2013 - 5:39 pm

We just recreationally bike, nothing fancy but I would love these. For myself and the older girl, pockets are so important.

Jill Myrick September 2, 2013 - 12:39 pm

My husband and daughter regularly bike, run and hike together so this would make great gifts for them.

Brittney House September 2, 2013 - 12:41 pm

I would love for us to have them because they look easy to move around in and the material looks very breathable.

Vera P. September 2, 2013 - 6:11 pm

I’d love to win this, I think it’s be sweet to have matching jerseys while we go biking together.


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