For days that start chilly and stay that way, a thermal jersey may be fine. But if it's blustery and wet, you might opt for something that can keep you protected from the biting effects of cold temperatures and penetrating wind. The Garneau Glaze Long Sleeve Jersey has a front that is made of Light Wind Dry 3 fabric. It's a three layer material that sandwiches a windproof membrane between two soft knit layers. In fact, it's also waterproof. This doesn't mean that the Glaze Jersey will keep you dry in a downpour. Rather it implies that you can grind away on your quest for base miles without fretting about spray from wet roads or an intermittent drizzle.
With the front side protected from the wind, the rest of your torso simply needs comfortable insulation. Garneau uses HeatMaxx fabric on the back, on the back of the arms, and around the waist. It's brushed on the inside to provide insulation and a cozy feel. If you like a high collar, you'll love the Glaze Jersey. It's tall enough to provide real protection for your neck when fully zipped, and a zipper garage at the very top protects your neck from getting pinched or chafed. If you prefer a more airy feel, the collar is easy enough to fold down. The zipper has a full length draft flap to seal out the breeze.
The Garneau Glaze Long Sleeve Jersey comes in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and is available in three colors -- Black/white, Ginger/black, and Yellow. It has three pockets on the back, with the outer two being angled for easier access with gloved hands. Reflective elements give you 360° of visibility in low light conditions.
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
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.
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Bought this on sale and like other reviewers I was a little put off by the tall front neck piece when I first tried it on. However, on riding I found it to be a well designed addition. In low 50s cloudy conditions, it was more wind resistant and warmer than my thermal PI elite soft-shell jersey. In fact, this jersey is about halfway between a PI elite thermal jersey and a PI elite soft-shell jacket for warmth. While I also experienced a little sweating inside I didn't find that to be a problem (in fact it seems pretty normal to me). If you're like me, and you like high quality cycling kit, and are willing to accept something that might not be the most popular item, at a great price, you'll love this jersey. After wearing a couple of times I bought a second copy at the sales price, these will be my favorites between about 48-56 degrees.
This thermal jersey is really amazing. It's true to its size, just make sure to measure yourself for the best result. I live in Las Vegas, so the winter here is not too extreme. The thermal capabilities of this jersey is just enough without overheating your body. I've been wearing this since the start of chilly morning season. It's very durable, I just wash and wear and it's good for another ride. Bottom line, I highly recommend it.
Not really that impressed. Neck on this is too tall in the front for my liking. I understand that LG was looking for complete front neck coverage in the race position but it was just going to irritate my chin. This jersey also just didn't fit me as well as similar products from Castelli and Gore.
I bought this jacket after reading mostly positive reviews, but I have been very disappointed so far. I have been using the jacket when the temp is in the 40s or 50s outside on bike rides. It does the job blocking the wind and providing adequate warmth, but it is not breathable enough. All of the moisture seems to stay in the jacket to the point to where I'm soaking wet in a short time, regardless of the intensity of my ride. More ventilation or maybe pit zips would fix the problem, which I may have tailored in (If I could take it back I would). The bottom line is that if you sweat, even a little bit, you are going to be uncomfortable in this jacket. Wearing it is like biking in a wetsuit. So far the only solution is to take it off and freeze my a$$ off until I dry out.
The glaze was great on my winter train rides. I stayed comfortable with this jersey to the to the low 20's (Fahrenheit). With the extra height on the front of the neck initially i thought it might be bothersome. However I found it comfortable and great for keeping out the wind while riding in the drops.
This is a great wind blocking jersey. The temperature for my morning commutes is generally around 40 degrees and this thing stops the wind from creeping in. My rides home are closer to 50-60 degrees and I would not recommend wearing this jersey above 60 degrees as it then feels like you're wrapped in plastics trying to cut weight for your fight tomorrow. All in all, a solid jersey.
I'm 5'11"/180 lbs and got the XL. The fit is not uncomfortably tight and the sleeves and length are a tad long which I don't mind at all.
I'm wondering how the fit for this jersey is. I just measured my chest, came up just shy of 42 inches... but it's not the fit in the chest I'm worried about. I'm wondering how this is going to fit over the beer gut I've aquired all winter. I normaly wear mens large with normal clothing so I'm inclined to go with an XL on this jersey, but I'm worried if I do that that the arms might be a bit long. Any suggestions?
I'm 5'11" and weigh 180 (same situation with the beer gut) and I got the XL. The sleeves and length are a tad long for me (which I don't mind) and the fit in the belly is taught without being restricting. So, it depends on your height at this point. The XL will probably be comfortable but if you prefer the wrapped fit, you should probably consider the L.
I use this jersey down to about 40F and it is really comfortable and warm. The fits is pretty tight, but that's OK with me. Plenty long in the back and arms and the material is really stretchy. The windblock fabric on the front side of the chest and arms is great, making this my go-to jersey in cool windy conditions. You'll like it too!