- Ultra-lightweight technical jersey at a good price
- Comfortable in the heat
- Resistant to odour build-up
- Need to wear sunscreen to avoid sunburn
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The lack of weight comes from the jersey’s construction from a sheer diamond mesh fabric. This is quite see-through and doesn’t provide a lot of protection from the sun – dhb recommends using sunscreen under the jersey. A lightweight baselayer should help too.
Dhb says that the fabric is anti-bacterial treated and I did find that there was less odour build-up than in some technical jerseys. Being so light, it also dries very fast if you do get sweaty or hit a rain shower on a ride.
The rear pockets are made of the same mesh fabric as the rest of the jersey. They’re pretty resistant to sag though, as they’ve got a good top hem and fit high and close to the back. You get a fourth zipped valuables pocket and a couple of small reflective darts built into the seams.
The hems at the waist and on the sleeves are just narrow bands and there are no grippers. It’s less sophisticated than some, but nevertheless effective enough. The Aeron SuperLight will stay put even with loaded pockets and over bumpy ground.
Likewise, the collar is a narrow, low-cut affair, but comfortable.
It all adds up to a flyweight technical garment that is really comfortable in hot conditions and does not sacrifice performance or carrying capacity. The price is reasonable for a climbing jersey. And you can drop the weight by another 2 grams by cutting out the encyclopaedic collection of care labels.
The Aeron SuperLight jersey is a good weight for very hot days or big climbs. It has plenty of stowage capacity that doesn’t bob. But be careful to avoid sunburn through the semi-transparent fabric.