Look [LM]ment jersey review
Look's LMment is a waterproof racing jersey in the mould of Castelli's Gabba. It's well designed, comfortable and a close racing fit and breathes well although the pockets are a little small.
A smart looking water and wind resistant racing jersey with some nice features
Effective wind and water resistance
Close racing fit
Pockets are small and not deep
French cycle brand Look is best known for its bikes and pedal system. But alongside these it also sells clothing, with the [LM]ment being its answer to the Castelli Gabba.
The [LM]ment is a short sleeved water resistant racing jersey, and it can be paired with matching water resistant arm warmers available for an extra £39.99, to get a complete waterproof upper body. The jacket’s arms are quite long anyway and reach down close to the elbow.
Look’s jacket is comfortable to use, a close racing fit and weatherproof – I sized up to ensure I got a bit of extra room. It’s cut for riding in a racing position, with a longer tail to help keep spray at bay. As with many such jackets, it gets slightly clammy when you get a sweat up, but otherwise breathes well and is comfortable. There’s an effective bottom silicone gripper and the collar is quite high and a close fit, both of which help keep the weather out. Although there’s no backing to the full-length zipper, it’s waterproof and I did not find rain or draughts getting through there.
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At the back, there are reflectives while the three pockets are covered by a flap which is held by a single Velcro patch over the centre pocket. This keeps everything dry and the content of the centre pocket firmly in place, but means that the sides of the flap can still be lifted to get at the side pockets more easily. There’s not a huge amount of room in the pockets though, particularly the two side ones which are quite narrow and have a slope to their bases, which limits the amount of kit you can carry.
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Paul started writing for Cycling Weekly in 2015, covering cycling tech, new bikes and product testing. Since then, he’s reviewed hundreds of bikes and thousands of other pieces of cycling equipment for the magazine and the Cycling Weekly website.
He’s been cycling for a lot longer than that though and his travels by bike have taken him all around Europe and to California. He’s been riding gravel since before gravel bikes existed too, riding a cyclocross bike through the Chilterns and along the South Downs.
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