Café du Cycliste Micheline jersey review

The Micheline is a super-lightweight piece for the hottest days

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Café du Cycliste Micheline jersey is a great weight and colour for hot summer rides, wicks well and gives good ventilation. But it does stain at the collar and cuffs from sun cream and the ultra-lightweight fabric used for the arms is a bit delicate.

Reasons to buy
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    Really lightweight and well ventilated

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    Good colour for hot weather

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Reasons to avoid
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    Sunscreen can stain the white fabric

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    We’ve found the mesh fabric delicate in the past

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The Café du Cycliste Micheline is the brand’s lightest weight summer jersey. The main panels are made of a fine mesh material that provides plenty of airflow. It’s very stretchy too, but sufficiently opaque that you could wear it without a base layer when it gets really hot.

That’s coupled to arms that are made of the same ribbed fabric that Café du Cycliste uses for its Cecilia base layer. There’s also a vee of this fabric at the collar and a section at the upper back on the test sample, although these aren’t shown in the pictures on the Café du Cycliste website. The mesh between the ribs is very lightweight, leading to excellent airflow. When we’ve worn the Cecilia base layer we have managed to tear it, so you probably want to treat your Café du Cycliste Micheline jersey with a little extra care.

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Paul Norman

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.