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Race through summer.
The Louis Garneau Pilot LE Jersey was designed for the hot summer months, when the outside temperature can sap you of energy. To make your summer rides more comfortable, Garneau used its race-tested fabrics and open-mesh panels to force fresh, cooling air through and turn the heat inside your jersey way down.
The Pilot LE Jersey received Louis Garneau's Diamond Fabric for its main body. 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. This allows air to freely move through the material and to evaporate deposited moisture more quickly. The result is a jersey that stays dry regardless of the amount of moisture that your body produces.
And while the Pilot LE jersey has you covered for moisture management and material comfort, Garneau went to even greater lengths to fulfill the most cumbersome variable of comfort -- heat control. Sure, the aforementioned fabrics are breathable, but Garneau still added ventilation points on the side panels and under the arms. These areas of the jersey has been made from the Mesh 1001 material for a few 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, it effectively regulates the internal temperature of the jersey at a natural core-ventilation point. So, you can ride on the rivet during summer races without running the risk of overheating.
For fit, you'll find that the Pilot LE jersey is perfectly adaptable to the position and movements of cycling. In fact, Garneau cut the jersey on an anatomic contour in order to ensure this. And securing the fit are Garneau's Lazer Rev arm cuffs and a noninvasive silicone waist gripper. You'll also find that Garneau has taken your ability to store ride essentials into consideration. Along these lines, the jersey has three ample rear pockets for all of your on road essentials.
The Louis Garneau Pilot LE Jersey is available in seven sizes from X-Small to XXX-Large and in the color Black/sky blue.
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- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
I have only put a few rides in on this but I am very impressed as always with LG gear. I will say though that I was hesitant at first because I always look for gear reviews before I buy and in this case there were NONE. After some digging and emails to LG and Backcountry I discovered that the Pilot LE Jersey and Bibshorts were created in a very very very small quantity for basically just Competitive Cyclist and Backcountry. With that reassurance I was more keen on making the buy. The jersey breathes very well, feels absolutely comfortable and feels/looks very durable (time will tell though). Great buy so far and know you will prob be only one of a very small amount of people sporting this on the road....
Green is the new Blue
I talked with a customer tonight who said the blue is more of a teal than a blue. Keep looking good out there!