Louis garneau course su­per­leg­gera 2 jersey

Prices £94.99 | $159.99 > www.louis­gar­neau.com

Procycling - - Road Tested - Jamie Wilkins

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.

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