Jen Benepe, president and chief designer, started Hotvelociti because she was less than thrilled with cycling apparel she found in stores. Her jersey designs are anything but dull, inspired by vibrant color, quirky graphics, and a concern for road safety. The balance of color and graphics maximize cyclist visibility on the road without compromising a sporty, laid back style. Jen Benepe describes her playful jersey designs as “a celebration of shape, color, style and sometimes a bit of politics, humor or just simply teases”. It goes without saying that her jersey art is attention grabbing and fun.
Hotvelociti apparel is made with 100% wicking polyester that deters snags and stands up to normal wear and tear. The jerseys are made in Mexico with silk screens created by artisans and are worn by Mexican national champions in road and mountain biking.
I put Hotvelociti to the test and purchased a jersey for the biggest cycling fanatic I know—my dad. He loved it! If you’re shopping for a man, definitely consult with Hotvelociti on sizing. I bought my dad a size larger than he usually wears and it fit him perfectly. Hotvelociti apparel for women is form fitting and sexy. Ditch the baggy jerseys, ladies. Cycle your heart out in style. Check out the Hotvelociti website for more jerseys and a killer sale (40-60% off). If you're a die-hard cyclist, definitely check out Jen Benepe's bike blog. Simply put, it's awesome.