Louis Garneau Course Superleggera Women's Jersey $179.95
You shouldn't have to bare all in order to stave off the heat. Nor should you have to sacrifice race-worthy designs for an anatomic, women's-specific fit. And while there are droves of those able to satisfy one of these needs, only Louis Garneau does it all in one jersey with its Course Superleggera Women's Jersey.
Louis Garneau created the Course Superleggera to be the amalgamation of ultra-lightweight and highly breathable designs. However, to achieve this lofty ambition, Garneau was forced to create a complex design that remains simple on the eyes. Easier said than done. So, three fabrics were used in its construction, along with a sophisticated material treatment. Starting at the body of the jersey, Garneau knew that the bulk of construction had to be lightweight, malleable, and breathable. This means that Mondo was the obvious choice for its composition. Made from a featherweight, multi-filament polyester, Mondo's knit is porous for breathability and for a high level of stretch that aids in both comfort and aerodynamics.
At the chest and side panels Garneau went to great lengths to account for the most cumbersome variable of comfort -- heat control. Sure, the aforementioned fabric is breathable, but Garneau still added its ultra-soft, MicroSens Mesh material for a multitude of reasons. First, it enhances the jersey's next-to-skin fit and comfort with its stretchable, microfiber composition. Second, it's been treated in order to wick moisture away rapidly. And lastly, its open mesh design keeps you dry while thoroughly ventilating your core. Going a step beyond, Garneau also treated the body of the jersey with its Coldblack finish. This finish permits the sun's heat to be reflected away from the jersey instead of absorbing it like most fabrics. So, you can ride on the rivet during summer races without running the risk of overheating.
To secure the fit of the Course Superleggera jersey, Garneau has taken a multi-step approach. The shoulders have been pre-shaped for added in comfort within the cycling position. At the rear hem, Garneau placed a wide signature silicone gripper that prevents shift without adding any compression. For the arms, Garneau laser-finished the hems, not only for comfort, but for enhanced aerodynamics as well. This has been further enhanced through the cuffs' Lazer Rev fabric. With a 22% spandex composition, this material provides a certified compression level support that aids in the reduction of lactic acid buildup, and the reduction of muscle fatigue.
Garneau has also included three rear angled pockets for easy-access storage, a secured multimedia pocket with internal cable routing channels, and reflective accents to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions.
The Louis Garneau Course Superleggera Women's Jersey is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/white/red and White/red.
- How to Measure:
- For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
- Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
- Natural Waist:
- Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
- Measure around the fullest part of your body at the top of your legs.
- Using pants that fit well, measure the crotch seam to the bottom of the leg.
Reviews & Community
Great look and feel
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I have to confess that I never have worn this. I bought it, and then put on a couple of pounds (working on getting them off!), and don't want the race fit right now. However, the material and construction seem to be of high quality with a good feel. It seems especially beneficial for hot and humid weather conditions. I agree that more colors would be a plus.
Favorite Summer JerseyGreat Jersey
- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have both the black and the white Course jerseys. They are my favorite summer weight jerseys. I live in Hawaii and heat is a huge factor for me. These jerseys are incredibly stylish, fit like a dream, wick well and keep me cooler than any other jersey I own.
Make more colors!!!