Women's Apparel Randoms from TLD, Specialized, Ion & IXS - Pond Beaver 2021

Apr 13, 2021
by Sarah Moore  

ION Tee SS Scrub Amp Mesh_ine WMS

Made from a material that combines recycled PET waste and organic cotton, ION's new women's jersey is lightweight, soft to the touch and has a unique look. The fit is casual without being shapeless, and an integrated microfiber glasses wipe and small zippered pocket make this jersey functional for all day "trail surfing."

Colours: Indigo Dawn, Black. Sizes 34/XS to 42/XL. MSRP: 74,95 €. More info: ion-products.com

Specialized Women's Trail Air Short Sleeve Jersey

The Women's Trail Air Short Sleeve Jersey is made of a soft and ridiculously light fabric that Specialized says also breathes extremely well. Unlike the tank top you may reach for on hot days, the Deflect UV 30 material it's made of will protect your skin from ultraviolet rays. It's much easier to apply sunscreen to exposed areas when you're wearing a T-shirt! The crew collar is casual and the women's specific regular mountain bike fit is generous and comfortable.

Colours: Spruce, Black, Sky Blue. Sizes XS to XXL. MSRP: $70 USD. More info: specialized.com

Bold graphics on the ridiculously light and soft Spruce jersey.
More subtle graphics on the blue jersey.

Specialized Trail Pant

Specialized's new riding pants are made of a stretchy fabric that's lighter and more breathable than the fabric used on their Demo pants. The pants have three zippered pockets, a buckle waist for easy adjustments, laser perforated venting on the inner thigh, and are made of a Deflect UV 50+ material.

The Trail Pant is actually a unisex design, but Specialized offers it in a very wide size range, fitting everyone from smaller youth and female riders with their size 24 to big and tall riders with their size 44. The pant is form-fitting with a tapered leg so that there's no excess fabric to get stuck in your chain. If people want them to be roomier, they should size up.

Colours: Cast Umber, Black. Sizes: 24 - 44. MSRP: $135 USD. More info: specialized.com

Troy Lee Designs Lilium LS Jersey & Lilium Short Shell

The Lilium LS jersey uses a lightweight, almost transparent engineered mesh material that is soft and light. It use a 4-way stretch fabric with a drop tail hem. The jersey is pretty low-key other than the bold rainbow logo on the left arm. All of TLD's women's apparel is made of certified Bluesign approved material.

Lilium shorts are made of a light and stretchy material, which makes them an ideal choice for trail rides. They have three zippered pockets, velcro at the waist for more adjustment, and laser cut vents on the inner thighs.

Lilium LS Jersey $85 USD. Lilium Short Shell MSRP: $99 USD. Sizes XS to XL. More info: www.troyleedesigns.com

Troy Lee Designs Mischief Jersey & Luxe Short

Feeling bold? Want to show a little skin? Snake skin that is. Pair the Mischief Snake Multicolor jersey with the Luxe Snake Multicolor short for a can't-be-missed look. The waistband on the Luxe shorts takes its design cues from the most comfortable piece of clothing in history - the yoga pant. There's laser cut venting on the inner thighs, a small key pocket at the lower back, a zippered phone pocket on the right leg, and a drawstring to adjust the waisband.

The 3/4 length Mischief jersey uses a 4-way Stretch Knit for the body and sleeves and a 4-way stretch knit mesh on the underarms and back for airflow venting. This means that only the front body and sleeves are UPF 20+.

Mischief Jersey MSRP $65 USD. Luxe Short MSRP: $119 USD. Sizes XS to XL. More info: www.troyleedesigns.com

Troy Lee Designs Mischief Short Shell

Troy Lee Designs' Mischief Collection has a more relaxed fit than the Lilium or Luxe collections and is designed for the bike park rider with more durable materials. The shorts feature 4-way stretch woven fabric, 3 zippered pockets, fabric waist adjusters, UPF 30+, a silicone print on inside waistband, and a zipper fly with snap closure. The Troy Lee Designs logo has a rainbow treatment like the Lilium LS jersey does, which makes it pop on sunny days.

MSRP: $139 USD without liner. Sizes XS to XL. More info: www.troyleedesigns.com

It may not look like the Mischief shorts have zippered pockets, but they do.
The Mischief shorts are made of a more durable fabric than the Luxe or the Lilium.

The Carve Hip-Hugger shorts use a yoga waistband concept.
Yep, it's stretchy.

IXS Women's Carve Hip-Hugger Shorts

Everyone who has been working from home has likely been spending more time than ever yoga pants this past year. IXS is another brand that takes that ultra-comfortable waistband concept to the bike world with the Carve Hip-Hugger shorts. These shorts come in regular fit, feature two zippered pockets, and are made of recycled 4-way stretch fabric.

Colours: Graphite, Everglade, Black. Sizes 34-44. MSRP: €99.90 More info: www.ixs.com

The Flow X is designed with trail riders in mind.
The loose-fitting 3/4 length sleeves on the Carve jersey should fit most elbow pads.

IXS Women's Flow X Jersey & Women's Carve Jersey

IXS has two new jerseys for women with the Flow X and the Carve. The Flow X jersey is aimed at trail riders while the Carve X jersey is more suited to gravity disciplines. Both are made of recycled, moisture wicking and fast drying 4-way stretch fabric and feature a microfiber lens wipe. Both have a casual fit that isn't too tight. The 3/4 sleeves on the Carve jersey are large enough to use with elbow pads.

Flow X MSRP: €59.90. Sizes 34-44. More info: www.ixs.com
Carve MSRP: €59.90. Sizes 34-44. More info: www.ixs.com

Pond Beaver 2021


  • 137 2
 That snake skin suit is pretty damn ugly Troy Lee
  • 36 0
 That's the "Tiger King" print to you pal!
  • 3 0
 my sentiments exactly. Big Grin
  • 10 0
 Thought the front was good, but the back was overkill on the snakeskin.
  • 16 0
 I thought it was a dress for a minute. Troy Lee, what the f*ck are you people smoking?
  • 2 0
 Ever take it off
  • 8 0
 Would have been an amazing April fools kit.
  • 18 13
 @Monsterman156 thanks! You can pair it back to a solid black short, as seen on Vali Holl here:
  • 26 0
 I think the snakeskin should be a full on lycra skin suit. Don't be chicken, go for the full on super hero or super villian look
  • 14 0
 that's Troy Lee: love them or hate them, nothing in-between.
  • 3 0
 @troyleedesigns: Bring back/reintroduce the leopard print for guys/gals, but do a run in a natural animal colorway. Maybe "TLD" emblems in hot pink for a solid new wave flair.
  • 3 0
 @ikaika: idk I cause I can't stand their super flashy kits and jerseys with "TLD" written all over. But I do like the more subtle stuff, my favorite gear is single color troy lee stuff
  • 3 0
 @troyleedesigns: It does look better on Vali and with the black shorts Smile And for what it is worth I love the TLD button up wind breakers. Have a couple. Riding in style.
  • 8 0
 Troy Lee has made some really awesome looking kits, some of the best... but when they miss you need to often kill it with fire.
  • 3 0
 @troyleedesigns: way better
  • 4 2
 Hookers want to send it too
  • 4 0
 I like it. Psychedelics for breakfast...
  • 4 1
 @troyleedesigns: Don´t worries you´ll sell loads... I think is so good and out the norm t it´s just envy.
  • 4 0
 I want this stuff... so much anger... but Kaos Seagraves Fox/ Muc Off kit with leopard top and zebra pants is my all time favorite. It was glorious.
  • 1 0
 @PauRexs: yummy
  • 4 0
 After the ride you can change into your Zubaz pants.
  • 2 0
 @rrolly: I had to google Zubaz pants haha! I would sport those!
  • 2 0
 @troyleedesigns: yes that was my first thought I would combine it with a black pants too. I like it a lot.
  • 4 1
 I want something that will work with "Yeah" by Usher when I am approaching the lift queue. TLD should make Swag like that! Right now it's Eye of the Tiger cover by Michael Bolton
  • 1 1
 Anyone else seeing little chodes on the snakeskin shorts?
  • 1 0
 @lennskii: no.
Maybe just you.
Could be something Freudian ;-)
  • 2 0
 this pattern is called 'karen'
  • 1 0
 @troyleedesigns: please bring back the blocky styles from 2019!
  • 40 0
 Dear @troyleedesigns ,
Can you ditch the snake print and PLEASE just make the men's jerseys in a girl's cut?
The entire female mountain bike community
  • 10 0
 my girlfriend says the same. men's stuff almost always looks better
  • 13 0
 @troyleedesigns - PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS COMMENT. Cut it out with the atrocious animal prints and floral patterns. So lame.
  • 3 0
 Could not agree more.
  • 4 0
 No kidding! I don't want to look like a walking Rorschach test and my jersey doesn't need to show off my collarbones with a stylish boat neck
  • 3 0
 @monstertiki: my girlfriend and I agree but it's clear @troyleedesigns hasn't any intention of listening to the women here and are only interested in responding to the fanboys who worship them.
  • 20 0
 cant wait to see what the guy managing the TLD pinkbike account has to say...
  • 18 0
 Did anyone at TLD, like, ask a girl about this? All for bright colors but this feels very "bitches looooove animal print"
  • 4 0
 It's got a real 80's hair band vibe.

*Cinderella Night Songs album cover
  • 6 0
 @srh2: I'd like it better if it came in leather
  • 4 0
 @maryjane545: Absolutely! Needs lace-up sides and a full zippered crotch too.
  • 5 0
 Looks like the kind of shit a guy buys for his girlfriend that's he's trying to "get into mountain biking."
  • 13 1
 I must be getting old. Normally I like most of the TLD gear, but that snakeskin kit is just bizarre. The light grey/beige Specialized jersey reminds me of old sports gear that used to be bright white, but got kind of weird and beige over time. Like an old jockstrap. I guess the positive thing is that it's not the typical pink and teal they seem to assign to all ladies gear.

I'll go back to sitting on my porch and yelling at kids to get off my lawn...
  • 8 0
 I came here to complain that my sister has Sombrio women's shorts circa 2019 and the pockets aren't large enough for a phone. I don't know if the Sombrio mens shorts are different but my ISX men's shorts have all kinds of pockets space. I'm not sure about the snakeskin either but at least the outfit has a phone pocket. All women's sports clothing should be tested for pocket effectiveness.
  • 11 0
 fashion show! fashion show! fashion show at lunch
  • 4 0
 **This is a gem**
  • 2 0
 had to use the Googles for that... well played.
  • 18 11
 Thanks PB for sharing some of the new gear. Couple sneak peaks of Vali Holl in just the MISCHIEF Snake Jersey with a black short in case the snake short and top is too much lol, sneak peeks before the line officially launches on the 28th.

  • 8 0
 Whomever designed the snakeskin "suit" needs to showup with a public apology to the ladies of MTB lol.

fwiw, I can see Yoann maybe rocking that tho...maybe I want one now.
  • 7 0
 Am I alone in just wanting a straight cut, boxy T with crew neckline, and decent sleeve length? WTF is every female shirt bell shaped with a swooping neckline and capped sleeves?
  • 14 8
 I do not understand short sleeve jerseys. Go get some adidas or nike polyester shirts for $20 and call it a day.
  • 11 5
 My boys would reject me if I showed up wearing some nike shirt on boys trail day.
  • 12 0
 As if, could you imagine calling your drop at the bike park and suddenly some "cycling-specific-party-shirt-clad-enduro-bro" notices it's a 'fitness' shirt. You can't come back from that.
  • 4 1
 Those shirts will pair nicely with some Air Monarchs and jeans.
  • 8 1
 Nike or Addidas polyester shirts are expensive. Go get you some $9 Hanes cool dri shirts from Walmart. Smile
  • 2 0
 @toddmania98: I got some cheap technical Ts at Old Navy and they did not wick or dry at all. They are worse than a soaked cotton T . So buy one and test it before you buy different colours for every day of the week.
  • 8 0
 @jacobxpaul: after hearing someone call going biking as "boys trails day" I'm not convinced you dont ride with new balance shoes so why not go all in with the puma tennis jersey?
  • 5 0
 No clue why people are downvoting you, I just get cheap polyester decathlon off branded shirts and they work perfectly fine, exactly the same as my fox short sleeve jersey. I also have no friends who ride so maybe that's why I wear them, no bullying from anyone hahahah
  • 3 0
 @theoskar57: I ride t shirts or jerseys that are a few years old. Some people are pretty wierd about other people's clothing.
  • 3 0
 @makripper: Some of my jerseys are so old that people ask where i got the cool retro jersey.(my step son "borrowed" a couple so maybe they are cool).
  • 3 0
 @jacobxpaul: is it important to your mates, what you're wearing?
  • 7 1
 LMAO, the pricing on this shit cracks me up. $65 for the cheapest item... that should probably cost $25-30.
  • 5 0

*Drum roll*

Human Skin!

The perfect suit for a Snake, now available in your local TLD Distributor!
  • 1 0
 I have a BBQ apron that is full monty. Fun to wear at family BBQ.
  • 6 0
 Very impressed by how ugly MTB clothes can be. Cheers Troyleedesigns.
  • 5 0
 No wonder my wife prefers jeans and a t shirt over any women's cycling clothing. These are terrible.
  • 4 0
 What's the problem with having a fun option in the lineup? The other TLD stuff was pretty conventional/tame.
  • 1 0
 TLD you're losing customers every year, your clothing line looks like something that came out of an anime show. Every day I see the customer at the local bike shop, replacing their gear with something that fox sells. We are not Power Rangers, we are MTB riders!
  • 3 0
 It would be super cool if brand's made women's specific enduro pants... not stoked to buy unisex or men's pants... just a thought.
  • 1 0
 I feel like everyone is sleeping on that yoga pant waistband, it’s blown my mind how perfect that would be compared to getting traditional clasps sticking in your belly. Hope they extend that to menswear
  • 2 0
 Troy... Enough, the snakeskin* is just too much, man.

*(the snakeskin goes on to be TLDs most in demand item ever)
  • 1 0
 HAHAHAHA these are brutal. fox has the best women's mountain bike gear. i'll continue spending my money with them. who thought that snakeskin kit was a good idea LOL
  • 1 0
 That Nefertiti tattoo is cool
  • 2 1
 IXS has the best model...
  • 2 3
 Good !

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