Extreme Hot weather Jerserys and Bibs.

alanparsons Posts: 529
edited September 2013 in Road buying advice
We are planning a Venice to Sicily ride next summer, hopefully in nice hot weather.
Apart fron Castelli's Inferno range can anyone recommend a full zip jersey and bibs.
Money not an issue (though bargains welcome), no chinese copies and I don't like Assos.


  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    I used the Rapha Lightweight bibs. Super Lightweight Jersey, and Lightweight Cap when I was in Arizona (reached 46 degrees) and they were exceptional. The other stuff you should look at is the Castelli line of climber's wear as they're as light as you can get.
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  • I've got one of these, it's incredibly light, 75g according to their website, but mine is 80g (small).
    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/moa-negoska-sho ... ve-jersey/
    But sadly not FZ, not sure if they do a FZ version.
  • luv2ride
    luv2ride Posts: 2,367
    In Mallorca last month I was using a Castelli Velocissimo Team jersey (£35 off ebay!) and bib shorts (£70 quid from Wiggle). As well as being well vented, they have treatment on certain panels which encourage moisture droplets to spread rather than bead in order to aid speedy evaporation. At least that's what the label said. All I know is that they kept me cool in 35 degree heat on the climb up to Lluc monastery, etc. One other thing I got which transformed my ride was a Sportful bandana. It looks daft without a helmet but successfully stopped sweat from dripping into my eye and on my glasses - wouldn't ride in hot weather without one now:

    http://www.sportful.it/eng/pe13/cycling ... id=1101131
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  • stueys
    stueys Posts: 1,332
    I used rapha super lightweight and lightweight bibs in this years etape when it was a pleasant 30, worked well. I've got the inferno bibs as well but prefer the fit of the rapha ones. Both seem equally as light and ventilated so it would come down to what works better for your shape.
  • apreading
    apreading Posts: 4,535
    I found a mesh base layer really helped this summer - made the family laugh even more than just the bibshorts too...! I went for the Castelli sleeveless one.
  • I quite like the Craft mesh base layers.

    They do a jersey made out of the same mesh...

    http://www.wiggle.co.uk/craft-elite-bik ... ht-jersey/