Review: Carbonaut Clothing

You're a cyclist. Riding your bike makes you who you are, it's in your blood. Your physique probably shows your hours spent in the saddle; slim upper body, leg muscles like Pop-eye and tan lines that are tattooed to your skin. Why shouldn't the clothes you wear reflect your ambition and passion as well?

I came across Carbonaut when I was searching for an answer to just that question; what can cyclists wear (other than shorts) that will set them apart from everyone else on the high street? Carbonaut seem to provide the answer. Their range of clothing is custom designed for those that ride bikes; slim fitting, with long backs and long sleeves. This kit will keep you looking cool in the pub or riding to the shops.

The quality of the products is impeccable as well; just like a Brooks Saddle or a Chris King headset, this kit is made to last; just how cyclists want it. Below I've written a short review of the two products that I have from Carbonaut, which have quickly become two of my favourite items in my wardrobe.

The Monument Polo
2012 was a great year for British cycling, so why not show that you are proud of your heritage. The Monument Polo is a subtle way of showing your appreciation for the union jack and the cyclists that have represented it over the years. Slim fitting, this 100% cotton polo is a real pleasure to wear; and would be just at home with a set of smart chinos at a summer do, as it would be in the garden. Show your passion for the union flag and look classy doing so.

Café Vélo Hoody
This is no ordinary hoody, it is unmistakeably a cyclist's hoody. The drop hem, long sleeves, and zipped back pocket show that this top is made for the bike. Slip it on and it is incredibly comfortable; the super soft cotton and high zip with neck-guard mean that you can zip it up on a winter's day and keep out the cold. The design has some very stylish touches as well; the chambray trim and ergonomic shoulder pleats show the real attention to detail and quality that has been put into this product. If you need one hoody, then it's this one; you'll never be accused of being a "hoody", just noted as being a cyclist.

Two fantastic products from a great new British brand.

Wear something different this spring; wear Carbonaut, and show the world that you are a cyclist on and off the bike.


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