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Description

An instant classic.

If you've performed a web search for the Louis Garneau Classico Kit, you've probably noticed that we're the only ones who have it. Why? Because every aspect of the Classico Kit is exclusive. We worked with hand-in-hand with Garneau on the design, and for the sake convenience, we've even packaged the bib shorts and jersey into one seamless kit.

The Classico was designed for warm-weather riding conditions, where enhanced moisture production becomes inevitable. Garneau's latest fabric technologies were developed to mitigate this resulting effect of physical exertion, allowing you to stay dry and comfortable, regardless of how much the temperature rises. The Classico jersey received Louis Garneau's Diamond Fabric for its paneling. This material's extremely light knit composition provides excellent airflow and moisture management. The crosswise, diamond-shaped construction works by pulling moisture off of your skin and moving it to the surface of the fabric. And because the diamond pattering is textured, more surface area 'floats' above your skin. Essentially, this allows air to freely move through the material and to evaporate deposited moisture at a fast rate. The result is a jersey that stays dry regardless of the amount of moisture that your body produces.

For the fit of the jersey, Garneau built it around what its designers refer to as a 'pro fit.' This is slightly more generous than its next-to-skin race cut, but it still conforms to the contours of your body for a streamlined, race-inspired feel in the saddle. While many jerseys blend multiple fabrics of differing weights and composition, the Classico's single Diamond material means fewer seams for smoother transition from one panel to next. Furthering the fit characteristics of these uninterrupted panels of fabric, Garneau built the jersey with a curved design. Each panel was cut to form to the cyclist's body while in motion, meaning that the jersey as a whole stays firmly in place when in the riding position. This cut also provides you with a completely unrestricted range of motion, eliminating fabric bunching and skin irritation.

Garneau built the Classico with a full-length zipper for maximum ventilation. Finishing touches include three angled pockets along the lower back panel, reflective accents that increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, and elastic at the hem in order to keep everything securely in place.

Starting with the basic construction, Garneau made the Classico bib shorts from a well-positioned blend of Lycra Power, Lycra Pro, and Power Mesh. For compressive support, Lycra Power has been placed at various points on the legs of the shorts. Basically, this fabric features more Lycra fibers per ounce/square yard than typical Lycra compositions. So, the material experiences an elastic hold on your muscle groups, supporting and shielding them from the bulk of oscillation and road vibration. This results in a decrease in overall muscle fatigue, while also, according to Garneau, a 10 to 20% improvement in blood circulation. And when the aforementioned is paired with the Lycra Pro material, the shorts experience a heightened level of recovering stretch. This means that your freedom of movement is ensured. Further ensuring this characteristic, Garneau designed the shorts with a seamless inner-leg and a ten-panel construction. This not only leads to an increase in flexibility, but, more obviously, it lends itself to eliminating abrasion. Garneau even took this concept a step further by only using flatlock stitching throughout the shorts and uppers. However, all the while, both fabrics possess an extraordinary ability to manage moisture. This means that riding with damp legs after 40k is now a thing of the past.

The secure fit of the Classico bib shorts was accomplished through the use of compressive fabric panels and Garneau's Powerband leg cuffs. These not only provide a strong, no-slip hold on the legs, but they also reduce pressure on the lower legs in order to maintain proper circulation. Garneau further achieved its body-holding characteristics by constructing the bib straps from Power Mesh, with an added stretch trim that ensures flexibility. These straps hold the position of the shorts, and also aid in pulling perspiration away from the back and torso with their moisture wicking composition.

Garneau included its AirZone insert into the Classico bib shorts. This chamois uses a 3D, pre-shaped wing design that moves in unison with your body. After all, a non-conforming insert is one of the leading causes of abrasion. So, to guarantee flexibility, the AirZone chamois uses a variable-density, perforated memory foam that's been shaped objectively towards every direction of movement and pressure. And unlike other forms of variable-density padding, the AirZone shape ensures that height transitions flow smoothly from region to region. This means that pinching and chafing are nearly eliminated. Garneau also included a center channel, much like your favorite saddles, that relieves pressure on the urethra and pudendal nerve.

The Louis Garneau Classico Kit is available in the color Emerald and in seven sizes from X-Small to XXX-Large.

Tech Specs

Jersey Material:
Diamond
Bib Material:
[shorts] Lycra Pro, [compressive panels] Lycra Power, [uppers] Power Mesh
Fit:
form
Zip:
full-length
Chamois:
yes, AirZone
Chamois Thickness:
variable
Removable Chamois:
no
Pockets:
[jersey] 3 back
Recommended Use:
road cycling and racing
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

Louis Garneau

Mens Apparel

Louis Garneau Mens Apparel
3XS XXS XS SMLXLXXL3XL
chest 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48.0in
(121.9cm)
waist 26in
(66.0cm)
28in
(71.1cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
buttocks 32in
(81.3cm)
34in
(86.4cm)
36in
(91.4cm)
38in
(96.5cm)
40in
(101.6cm)
42in
(106.7cm)
44in
(111.8cm)
46in
(116.8cm)
48in
(121.9cm)
leg length29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
29in
(73.7cm)
30in
(76.2cm)
31in
(78.7cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
32in
(81.3cm)
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Hip:
Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.

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5 5

Am I 80's yet?

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Love this kit! From the 80's aerobics color scheme, well kinda, to the fit, very Euro, slim-fitting. I am 5'8", 145 lbs. and the size small is pretty tight, race-fit. The sleeves for some more muscular men might be an issue but I have medium biceps and they show off the arms nicely. As for the chamois it is very comfortable. Have only worn on a couple rides averaging 50 miles or so and was very happy. If you are looking for more of a club fit then size up one, but if you like something more sleek and streamlined, as I do, then follow the size chart measurements, and if you can buy the pieces separately, cheaper that way.