Le Col Aqua Zero bike jersey review
A comfortable and weather-resistant jersey that’s capable of spanning the seasons
Since 2009, Le Col and its ex-pro founder, Yanto Barker, have focussed on producing the best technical products to support athletes in achieving their full potential. And the Aqua Zero emphatically lives up this mantra.
Designed specifically for high-intensity efforts in damp conditions, the jersey’s ‘hydrophobic’ fabric means you enjoy a balance between protection and breathability. During our test period, including a lengthy session through the Cornish hills in a winter deluge, it performed flawlessly. It also feels more than capable of spanning the seasons, keeping us warm and dry starting out in zero degrees and regulating the temperature during a prolonged 170bpm effort.
At £135 there are cheaper alternatives out there, so is it worth the money? In a word, yes. The Aqua Zero delivers against all major criteria – performance, fit and comfort – all while being effortlessly stylish yet understated.
Features such as the soft lined high collar, zip guard and waterproof security pocket in the rear elevates the jersey above its rivals, and the distinctive reflective stripe on the middle rear pocket is a subtle yet effective safety feature.
Adding up all the small innovations LeCol have worked into the Aqua Zero, their ‘thousands of hours of road testing in the pro peloton’ claim appears proven beyond doubt – it feels ‘special’, whether you’re a serious racer or a weekend warrior.