Customer reviews

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Based on 37 reviews
Lovely jacket!

I saw this jacket at the Everything Electric show. It was being modelled by the very lovely Jo. She explained all about the brilliant features for cyclists - the reflective bits, the longer length at the back, the stretch etc. I’m absolutely not a cyclist, but it just looked great!
I am delighted with mine and it just makes me look like I’ve made an effort in that cool, understated way. I am oh so NOT cool!
I can confirm that it stretches/moves in all the right places and is comfortable to wear in a restaurant/bar/cafe with overzealous aircon in an April where aircon was absolutely not needed!

X Dashel ReCycle Helmet
John R.
Fantastic Service

Great service and good pricing

Full disclosure: I don't like jeans on me

I buy jeans every few years because I love them on others and then I seldom wear them.

I came across these jeans at a Christmas fair and tried them on. They looked well and other folks around said I looked good. But I didn't trust them really, they were selling at the fair too :-), but I did fancy the idea of riding my bike without layers of denim seams on the crotch, having to shuffle around on the saddle to give the tender parts a break and wouldn't it be wonderful to avoid that lower back draught with a lovely high waistband on the back. You know what I mean?

Plus, these have enough stretch to be close fitting and still work on a bike.

I'm a palazzo & sailor trouser type of girl so I've had many encounters with bike chains, oil marks on trousers or style failures like rolled-up-to-the-knee trousers.

On balance, the functional features were enough to buy the jeans and if I only wore them on rides I'd be a happy cyclist.

But the story has unfolded a little differently.

I've had quite a lot of (unprompted) feedback. Someone on the street asked me what brand they were and why they only had one jazzy rolled up cuff (spot the non-cyclist!) Of course, I gave her the full run-down of special features for cycling, even though she didn't ask and I didn't let her glazed-over face curb my enthusiasm.

I know they are a great cycle experience. I don't like to wear sports gear on urban commuting or rides. But I love that they really are nice looking jeans and are flattering on the body.

And let's look at the fabric. I sew, so fabric is important to me. And especially in jeans it can make or break them. These are a mid-weight - not totally rigid but with enough rigidity to hold shape and not have seat and knee bagginess and they have elastane to aid recovery and offer comfort. The fabric looks quite Japanesey, which is a tick in my book.

So, there you have it. I'm very happy with them (just in case that wasn't clear).


Great Jacket

The jacket is beautiful. Great cotton material, good fit and looks lovely. You could wear it anywhere..

Stylish but initial strong smell

Well thought out design. I love the dual side pockets that can hold my water bottle and coffee thermos. The padded & zippered laptop pocket is perfect and I love the versatility of the carrying straps. The only issue is a persistent and pervasive lanolin like smell - it doesn’t smell chemical, but I’ve been trying to air it out for a few weeks and the smell is still there. I’m hoping it will dissipate soon - it’s an expensive bag and I want to be able to use it.

Greetings cards
Holly A.B.
great as a gift!

these cards are so cute and great for a gift for any cyclist. lovely, high quality paper too!

Thank you Holly - we're very happy that you like them :)

Incredible fit

I honestly cannot believe how well these jeans fit around my waist and bottom. They are soft and comfortable and they look really great too. Excellent quality, so pleased with my purchase. Many thanks 🙏

Even better than expectations

Thank you for these fantastic jeans. From the moment I tried them on, I didn’t want to take them off! The cut is lovely and they feel so nice to wear. The phone pocket is really useful too. Thank you!

Super new belt

Well made and great fitting belt delivered swiftly

Perfectly Imperfect - 001 Jeans
Luke P.
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.

001 Jeans
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
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.

001 Jeans
Sue H.
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!!!

001 Jeans
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
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.

001 Jeans
Clare C.
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)

001 Jeans
Lucy G.
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

001 Jeans
Suzanne B.
Love my Vaela jeans

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

001 Jeans
Avril L.
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.

001 Jeans
Julie H.
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.