The Limoncello jersey from Sugoi just cries out summer- from its incredibly light breathable fabric to the pale blue colour and design homage to the famous Italian citrus liqueur.
Made from extremely lightweight 100% polyester fabric, this is an unreservedly warm weather jersey. The cut is contoured and athletic but easy enough to give comfort in hot weather, where a race fit jersey could feel restrictive. The elastic at the arms isn't too tight and there's no gripper tape at the bottom of the well-shaped hem. The front zip, that passes discretely through the flamboyant and cheery Limoncello design is fully half the length of the jersey, offering plenty of ventilation options. Three simple elasticated pouch pockets at the rear complete the features.
In wear it's extremely comfortable no matter how hot the weather, with a feeling of coolness from the fast wicking soft to the touch fabric. The rear doesn't migrate up the back, despite the lack of gripper and everything stays put where it should. The zip at the front moves easily and there's no shortage of ventilation with it at full extension. Collecting butterflies in your cleavage may be a problem though! The fit is flattering but sporty, and the size about right, with a medium roughly equivalent to a UK12.
Ultimately, this is a feel good (in more ways than one) jersey for long summer recreation rides, but it would be just as good for making others smile in a summer sportive.
Super light summery feel good jersey.
road.cc test report
Make and model: Sugoi Limoncello Jersey
Size tested: M
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Aimed at stylish female road riders for the summer
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
100% polyester fabric
Light elastication at arms
3 elasticated rear pockets
Contoured but not tight fit.
very well made and nicely finished.
Extremely comfortable no matter how hot the weather. Wicked moisture quickly and effectively.
Lightweight fabric but doesn't snag too easily so should last well. Only machine washable at 30 though so there may be odour build up with time.
Extremely light and breathable.
Very comfortable indeed. Kept body cool and dry even in hottest conditions.
A little bit more pricy than many summer short sleeved jerseys but fabric is high quality and very fast drying and the top is well made and stylish.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Performed very well as a lightweight summer jersey.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Design, style, cut, fit, fabric, comfort
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, a lot
Would you consider buying the product? Definitely.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes but I'd rather keep it to myself.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
A stylish, cheery and technically excellent summer weight jersey.
About the tester
Age: 37 Height: 1.65m Weight: 67kg
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb,
Lara has been riding bikes for longer than she'd care to admit, and writing about them nearly as long. Since 2009 she has been working as part of the road.cc review team whilst championing women's cycling on the side, most notably via two years as editor of the, sadly now defunct, UK's first and only women's cycling mag, erm, Women's Cycling.
Believing fervently that cycling will save the world, she wishes that more people would just ride a bike and be pleasant to each other.
She will ride anything with two wheels, occasionally likes to go fast, definitely likes to go far and is always up for a bit of exploring somewhere new and exciting.