Branch out.

Your brand new mountain bike is sitting in the garage right now, patiently waiting for the start of the season, and all you need to get started is something to wear when you head out onto the trails. With its jewel-tone colors and relaxed silhouette, Louis Garneau's East Branch Jersey will be at home on singletrack as you chase brown pow, without looking like every other t-shirt out there.

Though it's cut like a favorite tee, the East Branch is firmly at home during a workout, and its moisture-wicking synthetic construction will keep you cool and dry as you climb across a sun drenched, snowless ski slope then duck into a shady set of switchbacks. The fabric is also odor-resistant, so if you're like us and sometimes wear workout clothes a few days in a row without a washing, you won't have to worry about offending your riding group. Mesh paneling enhances the shirt's breathability, and snap fasteners along the front of the jersey give you room to add some ventilation on hot days.

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Comfy and roomy

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

I bought this for my girlfriend and here is her review:

I bought this shirt for mountain biking and it's been great. It's comfortable and cool in the summer heat and the loose fit is perfect for pairing with baggies for mountain biking. I've also worn it hiking. The snap buttons on the front give it a little extra style.

Pocket is way too small!

  • Fit: True to size

I love this jersey. So much that I bought a second in a different color. The fabric is very comfortable and the fit is loose which I really like. It washes well and I hang it rather than put it in the dryer. The only drawback is the pocket. It is way too small. It has a zipper which I don't use because if I close it I can't fit anything in it. There is plenty of room for a bigger pocket, maybe even two. If you don't use pockets, I would recommend this jersey. If not, keep shopping.

Mtn biking shirt

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: medium

I purchased this shirt in the bright blue (which is great) and loved it so much that I bought the magenta. The shirt sleeves are a bit longer than regular bike shirts so it provides a little more arm coverage that I was looking for on trail rides. The material is very breathable and is a great weight and also dries quickly in the heat (which is important in the humid south where I'm riding). I haven't used the back pocket since I keep my gear in my Osprey hydration pack (which is also great!) but it's nice to have it there as an option. I got the medium so that it came down longer on the torso for me since I am 5'10" and the length works well, yet it's not super huge either. I have washed my blue shirt on cold many times and have been very pleased that it still looks like new. My magenta shirt has been washed more than 5 times and it also looks like new.