Lightweight Jersey Roundup
Three Jerseys For Climbing and Battling the Heat
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A version of this story originally appeared in Issue 78, get your copy here: pelotonshop.com
PACTIMO SUMMIT CLIMBER’S JERSEY.
Looking to smash KOMs, or at least beat your buddies up the local kicker, this summer? Then look no further than Pactimo. The company is based in the Mile High City, so elevation is in its DNA. While it can’t turn the pedals for you, the Summit Climber’s Jersey will remove all distractions so you can ride assured that you’re leaving it all on the tarmac. This jersey weighs in at an astonishingly light 129 grams for a size medium and utilizes well-proven 37.5 fabric technology to rapidly wick away moisture. The mesh-like fabric provides superb breathability, perfect for the hottest and most extreme conditions. When the road pitches up, you’ll be ready. Just remember to wear sunscreen under the minimal material. $140; pactimo.com
CHAPTER III 1.21 JERSEY.
David Millar has been working with Castelli to translate his years of racing experience into stylishly refined, high-end products with carefully considered details. The first thing you’ll notice about this jersey, besides the subdued good looks, is its weight. Tipping the scales at a mere 139 grams, it is so light that it can’t be printed on, making it unavailable to the likes of Team Sky. Subtle details like a buttoned-collar flap and dress-shirt-style tailoring provide a sharp fit. In addition to the traditional three rear pockets, you’ll find a storm-flap pocket on the front as well as two interior pockets designed to hold warmers. Reinforced stitching ensures the light weight doesn’t come at the expense of durability. $325; castelli-cycling.com
ALÉ CALIFORNIA GOLD EDITION JERSEY.
Inspired by the Golden State, this jersey is ready to take on sweltering summertime heat. Designed for the most strenuous climbs and days when the mercury cracks out of the thermometer, ALÉ’s lightweight race-fit jersey provides crucial quick drying and high breathability to keep you cool all summer long. And we here at PELOTON are partial to the sleek, gold-on-black California-themed design. ALÉ apparel is 100-percent “Made in Italy” and provides obsessive craftsmanship and attention to detail. Reflective details provide a little extra security if your ride runs longer than expected. Bring on the heat! $120; alebikewear.com