- Effective wind and water resistance
- Close racing fit
- Smart looking
- Pockets are small and not deep
Price as reviewed:
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.
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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.
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.
A smart looking water and wind resistant racing jersey with some nice features