Lusso Race Base Mesh base layer review

British brand Lusso uses Italian multi-filament yarn to create a lightweight, high-performance base layer that offers great value for money

Lusso Race Base Mesh
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Lusso Race Base Mesh base layer is a performance garment as its name suggests and it delivers in all areas, including value for money. However, the very fine fabric is delicate.

Reasons to buy
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    Wicks well

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    Snug fit

Reasons to avoid
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    Fabric prone to pulls

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The Lusso Race Base Mesh is a super-lightweight summer base layer from the Manchester brand. It uses Italian fabric that is made up of a repeating pattern of tiny dots of an even finer mesh than the ‘background’ mesh. It’s what’s known in the textile industry as a multi-filament yarn and is intended to work like a high-tech string vest. The ‘string’ section holds the outer garment – the jersey in a cycling context – clear of your skin to avoid clamminess while the holes channel out the hot air and sweat.

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Simon Smythe

Simon Smythe is a hugely experienced cycling tech writer, who has been writing for Cycling Weekly since 2003. Until recently he was our senior tech writer. In his cycling career Simon has mostly focused on time trialling with a national medal, a few open wins and his club's 30-mile record in his palmares. These days he spends most of his time testing road bikes, or on a tandem doing the school run with his younger son.