Wool jerseys ruled the roost in years past for their ability to deflect moisture from the body, provide natural breathability over a wide range of temperatures, and be super durable. While lycra dominates the cycling jersey market today, there has been a bit of a resurgence in a desire for quality wool jerseys that combine moisture wicking while ensuring that the rider doesn’t feel too hot under the beating sun. The Cafe Du Cycliste Lucienne jersey provides the strengths of wool while being comfortable enough for long summer rides.
For the Lucienne jersey, Cafe Du Cycliste started with cutting-edge Tecnowool fabric, which promises Merino wool capabilities while being soft on skin and being odor resistant. They’ve used flatlock stitching to again maintain comfort on the skin, and they’ve stitched in a headphone eyelet along the left shoulder to make sure cables don’t flap around in the wind. The jersey features a lightweight panelling along the back and the inside of the arms for better breathability. The Lucienne has two cargo main cargo pockets along each side, a pump pocket in the middle (which also works as a standard pocket), and a zippered pocket perfect for a credit card and key.
The Cafe Du Cycliste Lucienne jersey fits true to size. It features longer than average arm cuffs and collar, and errs more towards a tighter race fit than a roomy club fit. Cafe Du Cycliste offer it in six sizes (XS to XXL), in both Dusty Pink and Slate colors.