We know, it’s hot out right now, but here’s something new and notable for the fall/winter. Merino wool is among the world’s best natural insulators and its wicking properties make it the choice of athletes and adventurers who swing from sweating to freezing in one outing. Patagonia’s Merino Air collection uses responsibly-sourced wool blended with recycled Capilene for maximum performance.
Columbia flipped the formula in rainjacket design with the creation of OutDry Extreme, a new fabric technology that uses a waterproof membrane on the outside of the jacket (rather than inside) for permanent water repellency and durability while also remaining breathable. 19 styles of jackets and pants will be available Spring 2016.
This is the world’s lightest fully waterproof jacket—weighing just 75grams—and with its ¾ zip and ultralight construction, the VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0 makes a very versatile and packable layer for athletes & adventurers.
Inspired by the classic M-65 military field jacket, this stretch shell features 3-layer construction to keep you warm and dry. It has DWR-coated nylon on the outside with a waterproof, breathable inner membrane, and soft-touch tricot lining for comfort.
Lightweight, packable, fully-taped & waterproof, this cycling-cut, hooded stretch jacket from Mission Workshop is exceedingly equipped to battle bad weather. Made with 96 g/m2 Polartec NeoShell fabric, it is also highly breathable. Available in Black, Hi-Viz Orange, & Fox Gray.
Something to consider for the Fall… Warm when it’s wet, this softshell insulator combines DWR coating with stretch and breathability properties that will keep you comfortable in all kinds of conditions whether you’re making a push for the summit or just hanging out at camp.
Mission Workshop’s new ultralight, waterproof jacket is made of Polartec Neoshell, a fabric that pulls heat and moisture out to regulate your temperature. It also features fully taped seams, a removable hood, and weighs just 370 grams; ideal when you’re trying to pack light.
In the Isle Of Man TT, crappy weather is par for the course and this waxed cotton storm coat from Freeman’s Sporting Club would provide a decent defense: water-resistant 8.5oz cotton, Milspec melton wool lining, and heavy duty hardware.
It’s a jacket with a removable vest & that makes it a 3-in-1. Wear either piece alone or both at once depending on the weather. The vest features 60 grams of Primaloft insulation for warmth while the jacket is made of 3-layer woven Schoeller shell for waterproof comfort when the precip starts.
98% of cyclists prefer to wear the approved get-up: a skintight leotard emblazoned with logos in zany colors that scream out to all within eyeshot: “I’m serious!” Riders looking for garments that are functional but a bit subtler will appreciate the efforts of Lunis Reflective, their new hi-vis windbreaker looks low-key in the daytime but at night its reflective pattern pops.