Gear Review: Luna Cycling

Cycling gear is rarely cute and hardly ever flattering. It often feels like sized-down men's apparel. The first time I slipped on the Epiphany shorts ($160) by Luna and glanced in the mirror I was amazed. Even with a chamois, these shorts looked great on. The fabric is thinner than most shorts I have worn and slightly textured, in a good way.

They felt great too — styled and sewn to flatter and move with the female form. Luna Bar, makers of energy bar created for women's nutritional needs, now offers cycling gear designed for and by women. From the cut of the shorts and capris to the detail designs (contrasting zipper colors, splashes of flowers), this gear is fun to wear and great for biking. It washes well and keeps its fit as long as you line dry it. My only gripe is that they apparel is sized small. I am a classic medium top and bottom, and I take a large in the bottoms, which bruised my vanity a bit. The tops, however, are well-sized — so keep this in mind when ordering.

Check out the gear in action.

You can peruse the entire apparel and accessory line, which includes saddles, gloves, and warmers, on the Luna Gear website. From there, you can also locate a store near you that carries the Luna line. I found the Epiphany shorts on sale for $130 at While these shorts are on the pricey side, I have yet to don any other cycling shorts since.