When the temperature starts to rise, proper hydration alone isn’t enough to keep you safe from overheating. That’s where the Louis Garneau Lemmon Vent Jersey comes into play. With a breathable selection of fabrics and a UPF50 rating, it’s a one-two punch that stops harmful UV rays, while mitigating the risk of cooking from the inside out. Best of all, it’s considerably more affordable than many technical warm weather jerseys. And since it employs Garneau’s ProFit, it has the sleek looks to match its efficient cooling properties.
The Lemmon jersey gets its incredible cooling abilities from a combination of Garneau’s Airfit fabric and well-placed mesh panels. Airfit employs woven cells on the inner face of the fabric, which not only improves airflow over the skin, but provides channels to wick moisture away from the skin. While these wicking properties aren’t exactly unique, Airfit has the added benefit of preventing the jersey from sticking to your skin, thereby reducing irritation. Further improving your protection is a UPF50 rating, which helps the Lemmon jersey to block the sun’s harmful UV rays.
Garneau designates the Lemmon jersey as having a ProFit. This means that Garneau designed its cut around the position and movements of cycling. So, the contoured cut of the jersey eliminates bunching and wind-flapping while you're stretched over the hoods or down in the drops. You'll also notice that you’re afforded a range of motion that’s unrestricted in the myriad positions you’ll adopt over the course of a ride.
For storage of your ride essentials, the jersey features three generous rear pockets as you’d expect, as well as an extra pocket on the right that’s angled for quick access.
The Louis Garneau Lemmon Vent Jersey is available in seven sizes, from X-Small to XXX-Large, and in the colors Black/red/white, Iron Gray, Orange Fluo, and Royal.
- Q & A
Good look, fit, and feel
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
- Fit: True to size
Gave this as a gift - the medium worked great for his 165 lb, 6'1 build. Definitely keeps him cool and looks awesome. He likes his jerseys tight (this one fits that bill), and long enough in the front. I'd say it's ALMOST too short in the front, but still works for him.
I love this jersey!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I've been happily wearing the Mistral Vent for a long time, but discovered the Lemmon and haven't looked back. It fits a little more snug in the shoulders for me, and best of all, it's full zip (Mistral is half zip). I've come to appreciate having full zip jerseys when wearing bibs on long rides, and needing to stop for a bio break. They are MUCH easier to remove when wet and sweaty.
Edit to add: As for fit, I'm a pretty big guy at 6' 5" and about 240lbs. The XXL fits me well in length and torso. I can see where the torso fit might not be snug enough for some skinny folks, but that is a problem I don't have. =)
Louis Garneau Lemmon Vent Jersey
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Jersey is good quality for the price, though the "pro fit" description is a little off. This is the first Louis Garneau jersey I've bought and I assumed the "pro fit" would be like others. It fits well in the arms shoulders and back, but does not have a tight fit around my torso. I'm 5'11, 160# and ordered the medium.
Other than the slight disappointment with the fit, I like the jersey. It is comfortable and a good jersey for the price.