Don't let the price of the Lemmon 3 Jersey drive the decision to buy one or two. Buy it for the capabilities and features you get in an effective performance jersey listed under $65. A full zip jersey with legitimate moisture and heat management fabrics, properly executed in a jersey design with a form, but not race tight fit; the Lemmon 3 can be worn by the average road cyclist on hot days, during high effort riding. It carries a UPF 30 rating to help protect you from the sun and has a clean visual look and feel that many everyday cyclists desire.
The key here is the choice of two complementary fabrics that are optimal for keeping you cool and dry. The dominant panels are made with Airdry®, a polyester blend that allows air in, while easing moisture off the skin and away from the body. The stretch is resilient and limited for a good fit, but maintaining control of the overall structure. While Airdry is very effective, the textured Highlander Mesh was placed in areas where moisture is produced and trapped. So you find this under the armpits and down the bottom of the arm, as well as down the sides. the mesh pulls air in, and immediately releases moisture vapor as it is created. A final panel is below the rear pocket structure, which is also a trap point, as added fabric from the pocket, stowed gear, and overlap with the short or bib increases heat and perspiration.
The three pocket structure carries all you essentials, with function, but no frills. All other details, like the standard length sleeves, cuffs, and collar have a clean set-up and comfortable feel. Garneau uses reflective trim and logos to offer some low-light visibility. As a solid color jersey otherwise, the Lemmon 3 delivers that clean and simple look. For the money, the average cycling enthusiast will love this piece not only this summer for seasons to come. Garneau delivers fabrics and construction that hold up well with proper care, delivering more value long-term.