The Name Says It All.
Equipped with a name that's as simple, clean, and somehow absolutely beautiful as De Marchi's kit designs, the Leggera radiates sheer simplicity and subtle technical performance. Modeled after De Marchi's warm-weather Pro Jersey, the Leggera uses Italian-made materials, along with a fit and minimalist colorways that in turn pose it as one of the best looking and most comfortable jerseys on the road.
A jersey starts with two things: fit and fabric. De Marchi wove the Leggera from stretchy, soft, and highly breathable microfiber, and patterned it using a slim fit for a comfortable, body-hugging shape that won't obstruct mobility or hinder performance. Raglan seams wrap around the front of the shoulders to eliminate chafing and restriction while in an aggressive riding position. And naturally, the lighter color options are designed as such that they resist UV rays rather than absorb them for enhanced comfort.
And of course, De Marchi made its name by paying attention to the details, so it's no surprise that the locking front zipper has an internal chin flap to prevent discomfort, or that the dropped rear hem has a gel strip to keep it from riding up. A bevy of rear pockets keep necessities close at hand, while reflective details and logos that take some of the worry out of dawn and dusk rides.
- A minimalist, lightweight jersey for summer rides
- Microfiber fabric wicks moisture and dries quickly
- Full-length front zipper with zipper garage
- Bevy of pockets keep necessities close at hand
- Reflective details enhance visibility
- Raglan sleeve provide a full range of motion
- Slim fit promotes unencumbered mobility
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Extra Large
Jersey is well made for the price. Sleeves are a little tight on the arms, but if you don't lift and look like Chris Froome this will fit you perfectly. Material tight and comfortable. Pockets are deep and have never had a concern with my gear falling out.
De Marchi Allegra
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: Runs small
- Size Bought: XL
42” chest, skinny arms. XL was too tight around the chest. Sleeves were too short and loose. The fabric was bunching up in the axilla. The jersey appears well made, somewhat shiny.
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Med
Bought as a full kit with the corresponding bibs: https://www.competitivecyclist.com/de-marchi-classico-bib-short-mens#wall-solicitations
The jersey reflects the same quality as the bibs. Everything is beautiful, including the 'Sky' color. Pockets are deep enough to secure ride provisions but shallow enough to easily extract mid-ride snax.
Transparency: I knocked it down a star because the zipper is a bit snaggy when trying to release from the garage.
I'll likely purchase the grey as well.