Louis garneau course superleggera 2 jersey
Prices £94.99 | $159.99 > www.louisgarneau.com
It’s a rare British summer’s day on which you need a jersey such as this – ultra-light and made for maximum cooling. Luckily, we’ve had just enough hot weather to get it tested properly.
Of course, it isn’t made for the UK but it could still be exactly what Brits need if planning to ride an event abroad, where you also wouldn’t be acclimatised to the heat. Throw in a tough parcours and the right jersey could make the difference between finishing well and being hooked up to a drip in an ambulance.
The new Course Superleggera 2 is the most dedicated hot weather jersey we’ve seen. This medium weighs just 92g (actually 7g lighter than claimed). It’s made of Kite Mesh which is designed for maximum sweat wicking and airflow. Cleverly, it still has some UV protection and looks good, unlike Team Sky’s very questionable see-through jerseys…
The large mesh sections add a lot of extra, very tangible, cooling airflow and it felt great at 27ºC. However, it seemed excessive and a bit chilly later on the same ride at 22ºC. The fit is slim but not aero tight. The laser-cut sleeves are snug but it flaps a bit behind your neck at speed. Our Sportful Bodyfit Pro Aero team kit is more skin-tight – which could be good or bad depending on your own preference – and also more wearable down to 15ºC or so on its own.
The Superleggera’s angled outer two pockets are a pro touch; they’re really easy to reach.