This lightweight cycling apparel is the next best thing to riding naked – Bike Magazine Australia

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It doesn’t get much lighter than mesh – the lace-like fabric is so sheer, wearing sunscreen underneath it is a must. The Solitude kit features breathable mesh panels on the back and sleeves of the jersey, and on the side panels of the matching bib shorts. These offer at least two benefits: You’ll stay cool – and enjoy the feeling of wearing almost nothing.

Louis Garneau Women’s Stella Top

Photograph courtesy of Louis Garneau

A sleeveless jersey already has cooling advantages. But the Stella goes a step further: It’s made with a special fabric (called Ice Fil) that enhances the ability of your own sweat to reduce your skin’s temperature as it evaporates.

Velocio Ultralight Vest

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We love early-morning rides during high summer, before the air becomes a sweltering blanket. But descents can still be a bit chilly. Pulling a superlight, packable wind vest­­ – like the Ultralight, which combines windproof and water-resistant panels with a mesh back – from your jersey pocket can mean the difference between feeling comfortable and being a shivering mess. 

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