The Lusso Windtex Aero+ jacket is an exceptionally warm jacket that is perfect for deep winter conditions. The little details add to the warmth, although breathability is an issue when the temperature rises a little.
Made in the UK
Could be more breathable
Lusso has been making cycling clothing in the UK for over 30 years. Its offerings are usually modestly priced, but the Lusso Windtex Aero+ jacket is more expensive, costing £135. It does come with a 'Made in the UK' tag though, and some people will be happy to pay a little extra for that.
This jacket excelled at low temperatures, and was used on days when winter really kicked in. For the price, you’ll do well to find a warmer jacket. Combined with a good base layer, it’s all you need for a full British winter of riding. With the ‘Made in the UK’ tag, you would expect good quality and the Aero+ did not disappoint in that regard.
The finishing was very nice, and some well thought-out touches increased both its practicality and appeal. The subtle hi-vis was very effective, and a nice change from basic, reflective panels plastered all over clothing. The cuffs were comfortable, and the neck was thick and warm. Those comfy cuffs were a tad short for my arms — which I’d like to think aren’t abnormally long — so an extra inch wouldn’t go amiss.
As the temperature crept higher, towards high single digits, the Aero+ wasn’t the best at exhausting the hot air inside. This isn’t one for those early winter days, but for a freezing cold winter’s day, the Lusso is a great choice.
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