We are proud to have been accepted for listing on The Slow Living Guide - a carefully curated directory of small sustainable businesses around the UK and slow living blog, “Women's cycle clothing that looks beautiful off the bike and works perfectly on the bike."

Cycling Electric lists Vaela in the Top Gear section of their Magazine as Stylish bikewear in lots of sizes: "Plenty of cycling clothing claims to be stylish, but fledgling British brand Vaela really is making items that meet the same standard as the attire you wear when you're not actually cycling".Click here.


Ranked #1 by the Discerning Cyclist | Best Bike Jeans for Women guide: "In a world of fast fashion, and where cycling is still male dominated, Vaela’s cycling jeans and their company values are a welcome shift to a new direction for cycling clothing."

001 Jeans are featured by the iconic Rouleur Magazine, in their online Rouleur Desire Commuter Guide: I must admit that when I put them on I then lived and died in them, wearing them on my various commutes around town and choosing to wear them for general day to day."

We are featured on THE HOT LIST in the fabulous Metropolitan Magazine - spring edition: "LEG WORK - Workwear and workout-wear are not mutually exclusive thanks to these new sleek ladies' cycling jeans


Vaela Cotton Jacket Review: It’s Beautiful – But Worth It? by the Discerning Cyclist: "Vaela’s jacket is a firm favourite of mine. It looks great, fits as if it has been tailor made, and has been incredibly well designed to think about every cycling motion and need."

001 BAG

Vaela Bag Review: The Most Stylish Pannier Backpack Yet? by the Discerning Cyclist: "..Vaela’s bike bag is a reliable, practical and stylish product that is perfect for cycling from A to B and then going about your day with your laptop, lunch and more."



All customer product reviews are shared here, unedited. Where reviews aren't 'verified' - they are either people who have bought offline or the lucky recipient of a gift. If you have bought with us, please send us a review. Even if it's not five stars.. we need to know.


Based on 28 reviews
Perfectly imperfect jeans

I love these jeans! They fit me beautifully and so comfy! The little touches like the phone pocket and the subtle reflective strips on the turn ups set these above!!

So comfortable

Really impressed with the fit and the comfort of the jeans, definitely designed for ladies with thighs and calves that cyclists have. Very impressed.

Super comfy jeans!

The fit and quality of these jeans is spot on. Really comfy, both on and off the bike. Look great too!

001 Jeans | SOLD OUT
Charlotte W.
Dream Jeans

My Vaela jeans are not only great for cycling but everyday life. The attention to detail is reflected in their design. Super comfortable- love the pockets and high waist. Always a thumbs up for a sustainable product. I highly recommend them.

So good I needed a second pair!

I’ve loved my Vaela jeans from the moment I unwrapped the first pair. Even before I put them on. The thought that’s gone into them, even down to printing the washing instructions on the pocket lining! Brilliant. And they’re so comfortable. And look great. And fit exactly as expected (perfectly). So I had to get a second pair. This time they were dispatched by Mailout and were so beautifully (and ethically) packaged that the postman was driven to comment as he handed over the package. Even better inside, could have been wrapped by angels. This probably sounds over the top but I’ve honestly never received anything so we’ll presented, and the jeans are just fab!!!

Great fit

I really enjoy my jeans! Great fit and stretching material makes it very comfortable to wear. My fav jeans at the moment :)

001 jeans are amazing!

Super comfortable, so soft, great fit, nice classic design and love the eco credentials. I never cycle but still wear them all the time for walking and occasionally, gardening - especially good with the slightly higher backside for when you are bending over! They are also classy enough to wear into the office occasionally. I love them.

Fantastic Jeans

Had these for a week now and I love them. Was sitting as between sizes but tried by both and because the leg width felt the same, but the waist was snugger on the smaller size I went for those (I often get gaping back waist on trousers but these are spot on)
They are super comfy to cycle in and stylish off the bike. Reflective details are subtle but effective and the rear phone pocket is really well designed and very useful, even for my ridiculously large phone. Woyrld highly recommend, excellent jeans. (and lovely company doing good things the right way)

I love these jeans !!!

These are so comfortable, soft fabric and seam-free on the seat. I love these jeans !!!

001 Bike Bag
Jenny H.
This is the bag you need!

I was lucky enough to win this bag in a charity auction. I love the style, the effortless conversion from rucksack, to shoulder bag to pannier. It’s lovely to look at, has all the weather coating I need for the days I commute. Big enough for my laptop and books and shopping tours of my favourite vintage shops. The quality is superb. The black canvas is rich and deep. It’s comfy to carry and looks great. The ethical ingredients make it such an important purchase. There’s a magical clip that holds it securely on my bike rack. My bike ‘expert’ husband is envious. Thank you! X

Love my Vaela jeans

Love my Vaela jeans. Flattering shape and good quality. Plus stretchy, soft and comfortable on my bike. Would recommend.

Best jeans ever!

I am not a cyclist but these are honestly the only pair of jeans I have ever found that fit me properly. Perfect length and perfect fit on the waist (no bum cleavage) and look great too! Someone has really thought about the design of these from a women’s perceptive. More please!

001 Bike Bag
Julie H.
Great multifunction bag!

We all know how difficult it is to transport everything you need when using a bike. Well the team at Vaela have clearly thought about all the challenges and designed a bag that neatly and stylishly resolves them all, with plenty of padding for your laptop. Great design!

Very stylish jacket!

I loved the jeans so much I decided to invest in a jacket as well and was not disappointed! Super comfy with just enough stretch, designed for cyclists, but I wear mine all the time. You can tell a lot of thought has gone into the design, and I love the environmental ethos of the company too.

Awesome jeans!

Super comfortable and stylish jeans. No inner gusset, very clever idea! Definitely one of my better purchases.

Considered & Quality

I have worn the same belt for over 10 years but have been wearing this belt non-stop for the past couple of months since receiving it. The story and sustainability behind it are great - but the true test is does it look good, is it comfortable and is it built to last. Gold star for all of the above!
NB: I was kindly gifted this belt by Jo @ Vaela.

The best jeans!

My Vaela jeans are my favourite jeans! The stretch in the fabric makes them super comfortable and I love the reflective turn up. The extra deep back pocket keeps your phone nice and safe and the bonus is the panel on the legs which makes sitting down comfortable whether you are on a bike or not!

All in the details

My favourite jeans ever, whether I’m cycling or not. Super-flattering cut - amazing on every bum I’ve seen them on so far. The cycling-friendly details - higher at the back to avoid cleavage; no uncomfy inside seam; reflective panels - are there when you need them, unobtrusive when you don’t. So happy to ditch the dreaded Lycra - I can commute in them and head straight into the office… out after work… whatever. The icing on the cake? Sustainable materials and production. What a find!


I am a bit fussy when it comes to jeans - cut, colour, design. I love these jeans and wear them pretty much daily. I haven’t actually worn them on a bike yet!! They are my preferred jeans now to wear out. I have worn them while hiking though and they were brilliant.

They look good & they are amazingly comfortable. I love the deep phone pocket - no more phone pocket roulette thinking your phone will ping out the second you sit down. I really like the way the back fits snug and doesn’t gape around the waist to show your bum.

The gusset with no seam is really comfortable. But the jeans are not in any way like leggings, they are jeans and beautifully designed ones.

This belt is on fire!!!

This is a great belt. It’s robust, bold, comfortable and carefully crafted. I love the story behind the brand and the fact that this belt is made from a decommissioned fire-hose is a fabulous idea. It looks good and feels good wearing this. Fantastic.

New favourite jeans

These jeans just tick all the boxes - all the basics like being super comfortable, flattering, great colour etc, but then the attention to detail for me takes them to the next level - the deep pocket for your phone so it doesn’t plop out while cycling, the subtle reflectors when you do turn-ups (I don’t have to wear those maddening Velcro things any more!) and the best is no seams where you sit - after years of putting up with them this is bliss! Figured I’d just be wearing them on cycle days but realising I wear these jeans most days now… HIGHLY recommend and will be buying more.

Super comfortable

My Vaela jeans are brilliant and not just for cycling. A huge amount of thought has gone into every element of it’s design from the sustainability to the phone pocket to the high waist. The best thing for me is the comfort. They are made from a wonderfully soft denim and are the softest jeans I have owned. They also have just the right amount of stretch in them. A worthwhile purchase.

Fire-hose Belt
Beautiful design and concept

I love the fire hose belt, especially knowing that it’s constructed from disused fire hoses that otherwise would have ended up in the trash. I have bought four more for friends, all of whom love the style and the story behind the material.

001 Bike Bag
Corinna W.
Incredibly well made bag / stylish too

Very fortunate to have had a chance to buy one of these hot off the press & i am seriously impressed with it. The style is sleek, it can clip onto the back rack. It's probably the most stylish panier i've seen out there. There are reflectors built in, a seperater for your laptop and the finish on the zips, etc are impressive. You can tell that the bag is well made & I'm all about that these days with our fast fashion market churning out products that fall apart in an instant. Get something that's well made, that will last your lifetime. This is that something.

On the bike and off, this jacket rocks

Soft and hard-wearing the jacket is cut to perfection, flexing to the rider on the bike while looking great off it. No need to change into civvies when you reach your destination.

The length also means there‘s no booty call when. you’re “on the rivet” 😳!

And a few reflective details make for a safer ride in the night - and they fold away when you don’t need to stand out!