The Carbon LE is the Lexus of jerseys. It’s stylish, technologically advanced, packed with comfort enhancing features and expensive. To start, the fibres have been injected with naturally occurring carbon to help absorb odours and moisture. This techy bit does actually seem to work – the jersey is noticeably fresher and drier after a ride. Additionally, there are strategic mesh patches under the arms, sides and at the nape of the neck for further cooling. The fabric itself is a dense weave, which blocks UV rays, but also makes the jersey feel weightier.
Features also include three elasticised rear pockets, a midlength front zip, tacky-grip arm openings, silicon grip hem and the best reflectors on any women’s jersey here. The final piece of luxury is a zippered water-resistant media pouch in the middle pocket with a headphones cable hole for easy listening.