Train through the heat.
Long stretches of hot days and interminable heat waves are inevitable in the summer, and if you're in the middle of training, you can't afford to take refuge in the air conditioning like everyone else when the temperatures soar. Canadian-bred Sugoi created its Climber's Jersey just for days like this, made with ultralight IceFil fabric and a breathable mesh chest panel to see you through long, winding climbs when there's not a hint of a cooling breeze.
The IceFil fabric panels constituting the rest of the jersey are a blend of nylon and spandex with built-in UV protection and moisture-managing properties. The jersey's form-fitting silhouette helps with this as well, keeping the fabric close to the skin so it can more quickly pull moisture away from the body.
In keeping with the light material, Sugoi keeps the jersey's finishing touches minimal to ensure it stays as lightweight as possible. These details include a minimalist arm cuff and waistband and three rear pockets to give you space for crucial, electrolyte-filled nutrition to keep your energy levels up as you sweat through those long summer rides.
- Item #SUG008Z
- Q & A
Nice quality, but waist/stomach loose
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: Runs large
- Size Bought: XL
This is a nice jersey and fits well across the shoulders and chest (form fitting), but the stomach and waist areas are loose and flap in the wind. Form fitting should be the entire jersey, not just half of it. I'm disappointed in the fit, but I don't want to hassle with the return/exchange. I ordered XL and my chest is 42in. and my waist is 32-34in. The jersey needs to taper down significantly more from the chest down to the waist. I wish the sleeves were longer like most climbers jerseys.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Large
If you're looking for a race-fit, but have an athletic build and a bit more muscle on your arms than the typical anorexic neo-pro then you'll love this jersey.
It is form fitting, extremely comfortable, light & super breathable. The zipper area manages to stay flat, there's no loose material flapping around and most of all it doesn't feel like you're wrapped in saran wrap.