Louis Garneau Performance Carbon Women's Jersey $109.95
Providing the power to perform.
With the advent of new cycling fabric technologies, we're starting to see more of the characteristics that we've always hoped for finally coming to fruition in single pieces of clothing. Combinations of new materials make this possible, as they're more supportive, more breathable, and manage moisture better than ever before. The materials that we're now seeing also incorporate new treatments and fiber blends that manage core body temperatures. Louis Garneau is at the forefront here, delivering its new Performance Carbon Jersey with new fabric blends that directly address the issue of thermo-regulation in relation to cycling.
The front and back panels of the jersey use Louis Garneau's lightweight Carbon Ion fabric. This material provides superb moisture wicking and breathability, and it's now treated with what is known as Coldblack technology. This is a finishing treatment that reduces the absorption of heat rays in darker fabrics, resulting in protection from the sun and better heat management. This means that darker fabrics stay just as cool as light-colored fabric options. Continuing this cooling trend, the Carbon jersey's side panels are made with Garneau's quick-drying, flexible Power mesh, which utilizes an opaque mesh construction in order to provide you with both an enhanced level of breathability and anti-chafing comfort.
Louis Garneau's stretchy Endurexx fabric panels are also incorporated into the jersey's design, as they mold to the curves of your body in order to provide you with additional compressive upper body support. Pre-shaped shoulders and smooth, laser-cut banded sleeves complete the Carbon jersey's overall supportive and aerodynamic race-fit.
The Performance Carbon jersey's full-length zipper is sewn so the teeth pull away from your body in order to minimize abrasion and chafing. Three angled back pockets ease access to your ride essentials from the saddle, and an additional Enviro pocket separately stores your empty gel packets so that you don't have to litter. Front and back reflective elements enhance your visibility to motorists in low-light conditions, and an elastic hem secures the fit from shifting while you're in the drops.
The Louis Garneau Performance Carbon Jersey is available in five sizes from X-Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black/candy purple and White/black/ginger.
- 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 style and functionality
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift, but have feedback to share
My wife is new to road cycling, and she really loves this jersey. It is form-fitting (no flapping around in the wind), and the stretchy fabric is comfortable and very lightweight. The colors are great. One thing she's noticed about this jersey is that she wishes it would extend a bit lower in the back because it rides up a bit, exposing her back (there's no gel gripper on the bottom).
Does the jersey run small? I am a 34C...
Does the jersey run small? I am a 34C trying to figure out the correct size.
This one, I think, runs a little small. It's also meant to be compressive so it shouldn't fit very loose. I'm 5'4, 130lbs and a 32D. I've bought the racefit LG jerseys and had to size up to a M which was still skin tight.
In the regular ones I could probably go with a S. But if you like your jerseys to fit looser a M would be a good bet - most of the non-US brands tend to run smaller.