- Roomier fit enables layering for colder weather
- Takes you through several seasons (late Fall, Winter and early Spring)
- Drytex® Thermal fabric for stretch, warmth and moisture management
- Reasonably priced
- Reflective elements throughout keep you visible
- Not a full zip (9” men’s and 6” women’s)
Price: $74.99 MSRP
How obtained: Company sample
Available: Online and retail
RBR advertiser: No
Colors: Men’s (gray, blue, red); Women’s (gray, shiraz, blue)
Sizes: Men’s (S-2XL); Women’s (XS-2XL)
Fit: Loose fit
Warm and Cozy from Cool to Cold Temps
I thought by now I’d be transitioning to reviewing spring gear, but Mother Nature has a different idea here in the Midwest. As I write this review it’s snowing, yet again, so figured I’d go ahead and review Garneau’s Edge 2 jersey (men’s and women’s style). The looser fit gives you room to layer, taking you from cool fall rides through winter and into early spring.
I tested the women’s version, but the men’s is very similar. They both are made from Drytex® Thermal which is a 4-way stretchy material that has both heat retention and moisture management properties. The 4-way stretch was great for mobility and I never felt restricted even when layering. The fabric inside and out is soft to the touch and the brushed backing feels great against your skin.
The women’s version has two rear pockets with one having an internal headphone cable exit. The men’s version has two zipper rear pockets and a similar headphone cable exit. A slight difference between the men’s and women’s version is the men’s has a 9” front zipper and the women’s is 6”. Personally, I prefer a full zip jersey. It makes it easier to ventilate and if nature calls, to remove it when wearing bibs. The jersey zipper can be unzipped with one hand along with an inner flap and zipper garage for added comfort.
Both versions come in a choice of 3 colors with reflective elements are designed seamlessly into several areas of the jersey to give you virtually 360-degree enhanced visibility in low light conditions. Thumb loops are sewn into the wrists to keep hands warm with or without gloves.
How to Size
Garneau describes the jersey fit as standard. I would say it is more of a relaxed cut and allows for layering. Depending on how you want the jersey to fit, either size down for a closer to the body fit or stick with your normal size to allow for layering.
Garneau’s Edge 2 jersey is reasonably priced at $74.99 MSRP and the multi-season use makes it even more appealing. The casual style and design allows you to use it for other activities. I wore it hiking and snowshoeing as well as staying warm around the house. Available in men’s and women’s versions, the Edge 2 is a perfect addition to your cool/cold weather gear.
Sheri Rosenbaum regularly contributes articles and reviews products for RBR. She’s an avid recreational roadie who lives in the Chicago area and a major advocate for women's cycling, serving on the board of directors and volunteering with the Dare2tri Paratriathlon Club. Click to read Sheri's full bio or visit her web site sunflowersandpedals.com.