Le Col x McLaren Project Aero LS jersey review

We went to the wind tunnel to test Le Col's new kit, developed with McLaren, and were blown away by its performance

Le Col x McLaren Project Aero
(Image credit: Matt Grayson/Le Col)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

Worn with a regular pair of shorts, the Le Col x McLaren Project Aero LS jersey was faster in the wind tunnel than my club skinsuit, which was very impressive. If you don't want to wear a skinsuit but still want to benefit from aerodynamic clothing, then this would be a great option. At £195 it's priced higher than most jerseys and even some skinsuits, but it's a high-quality garment that's made in Italy and seems durable too, so on balance it's worth it.

Reasons to buy
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    Proven fast

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    Well fitting

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    Fast drying

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    Sleek looks

Reasons to avoid
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    High price

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How do I know that the new Le Col x McLaren Project Aero long-sleeve jersey is faster than a skinsuit? Because I’ve wind tunnel tested it myself - and it's not often I can say that.

If I had a pound for every time I’d written in a review “but obviously it’s impossible for us to verify these claims” I’d, well, be able to afford a wind tunnel session. So when Le Col invited journalists to the wind tunnel at the Silverstone Sports Engineering Hub to test it against our own kit it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss. 

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Le Col x McLaren Project Aero LS jerseyHeader Cell - Column 1 Header Cell - Column 2
Price at time of review£195Row 0 - Cell 2
Weight153g (size S)Row 1 - Cell 2
SizesXS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, 3XLRow 2 - Cell 2
Contactwww.lecol.ccRow 3 - Cell 2

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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.