For those cold mountain descents and all-day winter rides, Café du Cycliste has designed the Albertine, a synthetic down cycling vest, made from Primaloft Active to provide a mix of insulation and extreme breathability. I’ve used a similar product for years and believe it or not, you’ll want to wear it more than you’d think. Check out more at Café du Cycliste.
One of my favorite road apparel companies is Café du Cycliste and this year, their spring offerings for men and women deliver both on functionality and aesthetics. Check out their offerings for yourself.
Five years ago, Cadence teamed up with 686 Apparel to produce winter riding gear, including an insulated hoodie and rain jacket. This year, they’re back at it with an updated design and new colors. The collection is now live at Cadence, so head over to check it out.
Any time cycling and the outdoor industry begins to blur its lines in terms of product design, I get a little excited. When it’s executed like this, I get stoked. The new Café du Cycliste winter line looks amazing. Check out the rest at their High Comfort look book!
PEdAL ED’s winter cycling gear has begun to roll out, so you can continue to ride through the inclement weather. The Kaido jersey is back, in a longsleeve, the new Thermo gloves will block water and wind, while the Nachi waterproof jacket will keep your core warm. This made in Italy gear has a sleek, slim fitting, is available in subdued colors and tones, and is in stock now at PEdAL ED.
Canadian apparel company 7 Mesh has slowly been expanding their lineup since launching with their jackets a year ago. While the men’s line has a solid foundation, female customers will be interested in their women’s line. This includes the WK1 short and Britannia jerseys, two items I can see doing quite well for the brand. The women’s line also includes multiple jackets and longsleeve jerseys.
All of which are in stock now at 7 Mesh.
Levi’s is back with another season of their Commuter lineup, which has already landed in stores. See the spring 2016 Commuter offerings at Levi’s.
It’s that time of year. Time for lots of layers, specifically merino layers for on and off the bike. A piece of apparel like a merino henley will go the distance, offering you warmth and wicking whether you’re on a road ride or camping, base layers are one of the most versatile pieces in anyone’s clothing kit during these winter months.
In their pursuit of making the finest cycling apparel in the USA, Search and State has expanded their tech and lycra lineup to include a few choice merino options. The latest being this S3-Base merino base layer henley. $95, made in NYC and yes, it comes in black. See more at Search and State.
The Bosun was one of Mission’s favorite jackets and so when a relaunch was in order, they took the time for a little fine-tuning the tailoring. They updated the jacket to include a removable hood with zippered front hand warmer pockets, as well as cleaning up the fit. The new and improved Bosun Merino Jacket is constructed using 380 GSM Australian Merino wool that is spun with 2% lycra to increase stretch and durability. Wear it alone or layered with a rain jacket. Made in the USA, in limited quantities and shipping mid-February. See more at Mission Workshop.
Chris King Precision Components wanted to make sweatshirts for the winter season but they didn’t just want to outsource them. So what did they do? They cut their own patches, in house and then bought machines and hired people to sew them. Pretty cool, huh? They cost $52 and you’ll have to tell people what “CKPC” is, but they have an interesting story.