Take the Highline!
If you’ve been high on the scene, you’ve probably seen Margus Riga’s work, as the well known Canadian MTB photographer’s work is now prominently displayed on Sombrio’s new Forest Collection which includes the men’s Renegade jersey ($55), the women’s Vista 3/4 jersey ($70), and accessories including gloves and hats. The Artist Collaboration pieces use a sublimated print of an actual Riga photo with Cool Wik and Chill Mesh (Vista jersey) fabric.
Or be a Sombrio Badass…
Guys will be able to pair the Renegade jersey with either the new Sombrio Highline (top) or Badass (just above) shorts. Stepping in as their lightest men’s option, the 4-way stretch Highline is designed to be just as durable as their other options but with a more airy feel. Details include laser cut ventilation, a rear stow and two front pockets, and a premium adjustable waist with laser cut rubber tabs and a reinforced velcro two snap closure for $110. The $100 Badass borrows a number of features from the favorite Pinner and offers a 4 way stretch fabric with a DWR coating, seamless crotch panels, and a velcro waist adjuster. The Badass 15″ inseam and standard fit offers better integration with kneepad fit while the Highline goes with a 13.5″ inseam and slim fit.
Sombrio’s Vapor jacket steps in to keep the rain off your shoulders with a 10,000mm waterproof 4 way stretch fabric with a DWR finish and fully taped seams, because when you get as much bad torrential rain as the Pacific Northwest, good wet weather gear is essential. Built with a non-removable helmet compatible hood, the jacket offers 3 zippered pockets and an open back yoke for ventilation at $198. With matching Highline and Badass colors as well.
Not to be left out, the women’s collection includes a number of new pieces including their own Epik Collection with the $55 Rise N’ Climb tank and $110 Summit Shorts (their women’s version of the Highline). The ladies also get a new Sombrio Squall jacket with a lightweight, packable design .
Purchase Hoodie here.
Material Polartec Power Dry (92% polyester, 8% elastane).
Pockets 1 zippered sleeve.
Recommended Use cycling.
Women’s Landis Hoodie
CHCB set out to see if it’s possible to combine high-end cycling performance and everyday stylish design into great looking clothing? At 29erCafe, we think so. Which is why we like the CHCB setup. They are formerly known as the folks at Performance, who have created this line of CHCB bike clothing. So back to the design of the CHCB Landis, which gets a polyester top material that’s designed to meet the demands of a new generation of cyclists.
Which for this super fun Landis jacket that has a flattering semi-form fit and looks fabulous on or off your bike. Perfect for getting together with your lady friends, heading out for all day touring, to just commuting across town, or on your mountain bike the Landis will help you ride, feel, and look your best.
With a slimmer cut than a technical T (but still plenty relaxed), the Landis helps optimize your performance on the trail by minimizing wind drag, while still giving you the style and functionality of a regular Hoodie. The polyester/spandex stretch fabric is built up tough for lasting performance, helps wick away moisture and dries superfast. There’s a buttoned back pocket with flap, plus two zippered hand pockets for easy storage of essentials like your phone, nutrition or tools.
One color shown above, CHCB char-matt (+).
- 100% polyester fabric draws moisture away from the skin and promptly transfers it to the outer layers for quick evaporation
- Brushed Landis interior feels great next-to-skin and retains warmth
- Integrated hood with adjustable drawcord keeps the elements out
- Semi-form fit maintains riding comfort
- Full zipper provides maximum ventilation
- Flatlock seams eliminate chafing
- Reflective tape under coverstitch on front chest adds visibility
- Reflective tape under coverstitch across upper back adds visibility
- Performance brand metal plate on bottom hem
- Performance brand button on back pocket
- 2 zippered hand pockets
- Button back pocket with flap
Patagonia Women’s Dirt Craft Jacket
This stretchy, lightweight soft shell breathes just enough to avoid overheating on cool-to-cold-weather runs or bike rides. Patagonia details: DWR (durable water repellent) finish, three secure zipper pockets, Hook-and-loop adjustment at cuffs.
Over hardpack trails and serrated ridgelines, springtime’s ever changing moods can’t keep you from grinning. The new Dirt Craft setup deflects those fussy, seasonal squalls while remaining light, tough, stretchy and breathable. The jacket’s 95% nylon/5% spandex ripstop soft shell fabric also provides wind resistance and sheds light moisture with its DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Zippers close the two hand pockets and the concealed chest pocket, while Hook-and-loop tabs adjust the cuffs. With a single-pull hem and a drop tail for added coverage when cycling.
- Lightweight and stretchy nylon/spandex ripstop breathes to regulate temperature and has a DWR (durable water repellent) finish to resist light weather.
- Vision zippers with cord pulls
- Secure zippered chest pocket hidden underneath.
- Secure zippered hand pockets
- Velcro® tabs for cuff adjustment
- Single-pull hem adjustment
- Drop tail for protection on bike
- 4.2-oz 95% nylon (60% recycled)/5% spandex stretch ripstop soft shell with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish. Fabric is bluesign® approved.
- 257 g (9.1 oz)
Patagonia Women’s Thermal Speedwork Zip-Neck
For cold-weather trail running or layering in Nordic sports, the Thermal Speedwork provides breathable warmth and comfortable protection. Zip-Neck details include a zippered chest pocket, overlapping thumb holes at cuffs. More details below ..↓
Run over quad-burning mountain passes, push through lung-busting Nordic intervals, and crank hard on any high-output activity in the cold—as the Thermal Speedwork keeps you covered. Its warm and stretchy 6.9-oz 85% polyester/15% spandex fabric has a smooth, durable face with a brushed interior to deliver a plush feel and superb wicking, whether worn next to skin or over a baselayer. The neck zipper and collar allow on-the-fly temperature regulation, while thumb holes in the cuffs nudge the warmth meter when the mercury drops. With a zippered chest pocket and Polygiene permanent odor control.
- Soft, warm Speedwork fabric is smooth and durable on the face, and brushed inside for warmth and superior wicking with Polygiene® permanent odor control.
- Binding at neck for comfort against skin
- Zippered chest pocket
- Overlapping thumb holes at cuffs for secure hand coverage
- 6.9-oz 85% polyester/15% spandex brushed-back, single-jersey with Polygiene® permanent odor control. Pocket: 5.6-oz 88% polyester/12% spandex jersey. Fabric is bluesign® approved
- 249 g (8.8 oz)
Yeti Cycles Smuggler Women’s Hoody.
Cut the chill.
Maybe you’re lounging like a Smuggler by the fire, or your braving the elements on your new Yeti Beti mountain bike searching new finds in your favorite Smuggler trail system. Regardless what it is, keep yoursself warm and cozy in the women’s Smuggler Hoody.
The newest Smuggler was built from exceptionally soft and moisture-wicking fabrics with a DWR finish. Allowing for you to stay warm and Smuggler dry even when nature has other plans.
Yeti utilizes a longer cut on the hoody through the body and sleeves for extra coverage to prevent unwanted shock of exposure to chilly air, and a Yeti zip through collar protects sensitive skin from the elements.
Smuggler purchase and sale info is at Backcountry.com.
■■■ ONE Bike Jacket. ENTIRE Ride! ..
sale Price $134.00 55% Off!
Keep yourself from being stuck inside, grab a base layer and zip the De Marchi Milano on over it for three-layer protection from the worst winter conditions. They employ a sandwich construction to bond a Milano windproof outer layer to a soft mid-layer, both of which protect an insulating fleece lining for a trio of anti-weather layers that won’t make the Milano feel bulky.
The fabric’s elastane content keeps the Milano from inhibiting your movement as you ride while the storm flap zipper keeps out cold air. All the while the Milano rounds things out with three rear pockets to provide easy access to ride essentials.
The setup designates this as one of their warmest jackets, constructed to perform its best in temperatures ranging from 23 to 41 degrees Fahrenheit, and the form-fitting cut leaving just enough space for a base layer as conditions require.
U.S. pricing is shown above.
|Material||3-layer windtex membrane|
Juliana J Full-Zip Hoodie
The new Juliana J is built out of a 50/50 polyester and cotton fleece blend called Flex Fleece, allowing for the Full-Zip Women’s Hoodie to let you rep and chill at the same time.
Flex Fleece (50% cotton, 50% polyester)
1 year from Juliana Bicycles.
- Road/ XC MTB Racing/ training
- semi-fitted Jacket
- Shell Material
- [laminate/membrane] ThermaShield (3-layer), [face fabric] polyester
2015 De Marchi Classic Cycling Products
Bringing the conception of the Classic jacket to new heights, this versatile, women’s specific winter top offers windproof protection with mechanical stretch and multiple layering options packed in a sleek, minimalist look for the ultimate cold weather insulation. Featuring De Marchi’s proprietary ThermaShield windproof stretch membrane for effective insulation and contoured shaping for that De Marchi impeccable fit.
Even though we’d like to limit our winter riding to bright, clear afternoons when the mercury registers Fahrenheit temperatures in the mid- to high-40s, our schedules don’t always afford us that luxury. De Marchi addresses this, providing winter-weight armor for those determined to not let overcast, inclement weather keep them off the bike. Though the conditions around may suggest otherwise, your microclimate in the softshell will think it’s already spring.
The jacket relies on ThermaShield material, which somehow manages to appease all of our cycling demands, regardless of how irrationally demanding we are. ThermaShield’s name gives away the two functions we most immediately associate with this kind of jacket: it insulates a cyclist’s microclimate under a layer of protection from the windy conditions and icy temperatures of winter. While this material isn’t stretchy on its own, De Marchi uses fabric that’s been woven to provide a mechanical stretch, so it conforms to your body and moves with you in the saddle.
When you slip it on, you’ll understand the need for this mechanical stretch, because the jacket is cut to straddle the line between racing and layering. There isn’t any excess material flapping on the arms or hanging from your front while you’re stretched out in the saddle, but it provides just enough room for a base layer when conditions demand.
The jacket’s form-fitting construction is finished off with rear pockets that can be accessed through zippers on either side and a zippered chest pocket. The elastic cuffs, tall collar, and exaggerated rear hem ensure that there are no gaps in coverage.
Arianna Hoody – Women’s
Latest 2015 KÜHL Outdoor Products For Lifetime Fun!
The creatives for the KÜHL Arianna™ features soft merino wool blend fabric (60/40 wool and polyester) with a two-tone jacquard pattern. Solid side body and underarms on this Arianna garment do a fabulous job to flatter the figure, along with a handy hoody for when mother nature is looming. The wool employed has unequaled performance characteristics and combined with synthetic polyester it becomes both almost indestructible and easy to care for, while it retains it’s shape.
Keeping the Arianna from looking worn out before it’s time.
- They built the Arianna with 3 different colors to choose from, Charcoal shown above. And Arianna Indigo located below, and Spruce displayed at the purchase link above.
- Fabric: main body: 60% Merino Wool, 40% Polyester
- Fabric Construction: 8.9 oz/sq. yd; 300 GSM.
- Soft Merino blend fabric
- 2-tone Jacquard pattern
- Design employs a Hoody for those unpredictable weather days.
- Solid side body and underarms flatter the ladies figure.
Flight Fleece Jacket
Latest 2015 Kühl Outdoor Products For Lifetime Fun!
The creatives made the Kühl Flight so you don’t have to break the bank. While it’s a marvel in design and a revolution in luxury, the Flight setup will astound your sense of style. Built with 100% premium mid-weight polyester fleece for soft, luxurious, performance. Warm luxurious Italian material with a soft plush feel and two-toned threads for depth of color. Along with a great design by Kühl that employs a creative hood which zips out for warmth and women’s beauty.
From the open Flight cockpit of a vintage bi-plane to the cockpit of your late model Mini this Jacket is your trusty co-pilot.
- 100% premium mid-weight polyester fleece.
- Two-tone for greater depth and Flight color.
- Zip out hood
- Easy care on the Flight is noted below.
A Note on Wear and Tear on this Premium Fleece:
This fabric is a premium, soft, looped fleece fabric from Italy. How you wear and treat this luxurious ladies garment will affect the life of the fabric. While this material is a performance, wicking, quick-dry material, you must take care to prevent the fabric from matting. In cases of constant use, such as driving with a seat belt or backpacking, you may want to consider the effect on the life of the fabric. Matting could occur, effecting the loft and appearance of your jacket. You might want to consider removing it when wearing a shoulder harness for your seat belt or backpack.
The Flight’s a cozy and soft way to stay warm when the weather begins to chill down. Made with super soft 100% Premium Polyester you’ll feel so comfy in it, that you’ll be ecstatic summer has ended and you get to wear this garment all the time.
To keep your hands extra warm you can use the Kühl Thumb Loops! With a warm and luxurious look, as you’ll absolutely love this setup.
- Signature Thumb Loops
- 4 Zip Pockets
Type: Outdoor activities.
Exterior Material: 100% Polyester, Italian Fleece
Warmth Factor: Slightly Warm
Insulation Type: Premium Polyester Pile
Jacket Fit: Slim / Regular
How Does This Fit?: True To Flight Size
Waterproof Zippers: No
Taped Seams: None
Wind Protection: No
Enjoy the Flight’s premium oh-so-soft Italian pile.. and the sweet review video below.
Women’s Fitness Apparel
On the way out for a stroll or maybe to the gym, The North Face Suprema has the features to make it happen. As the Suprema was designed to provide you with cozy warmth and excellent range of motion. Made from comfy stretch fleece, this women’s Suprema jacket also boasts an attached hood, thumbholes and drawcords for a customizable fit, while hand pockets provide a convenient place to stash small items, and full-zip for simplifying the on-off process.
They also enlisted the help for the best combination of 100% polyester fleece through the Suprema Full Zip range.
Hand pockets with ladies interior media pocket.
Technical stretch-fleece hoodie.
Attached hood with liner.
The Suprema utilizes Drawcords
Thumbholes for drawing the sleeves down into your ladie style commuter gloves
Embossed North Face printing.
Pop trims in two colors, with the Suprema Rave Green displayed above and the Suprema Rocket Red is shown here..
- Training/ Racing
- 30 – days
- [main panels] Softshell, [underarms and sides] Super Roubaix Zero
2015 Women’s Bike Clothing
Treat yourself right with a jacket that outperforms mother natures wrath. The Velocio creatives know all to well what it takes to pull this off, which is why the Zero product line was developed high in the alpine regions of Italy. Which has also given the Velocio label, a favorite spotlight here at 29erCafe.. because we like style, but great style that performs.
As stated above we are suckers for style, and the Zero has it in droves. Clean lines, subtle colors, and a splash of flair with the Zero’s signature color on the collar and right cuff. Also the Zero’s Softshell armor is functional, because they paired it with Super Roubaix insulation, and a race-layering fit. Don’t be caught unprepared, after all Spring is just around the corner.
A barrier was created between the elements and your body’s microclimate, while the microfiber fleece interior in the Velocio setup keeps you well-insulated. The underarms and sides of the jacket are made from Super Roubaix, so they also insulate but are highly breathable to help regulate your microclimate in case you overheat during a hard effort.
To finalize the Zero they employed a cut with bike racers in mind. Meaning no unwanted material flapping about in the wind, though it does allow for layering when conditions warrant it. The front has two hand pockets and an internal flap that runs the length of the Zero’s two-way zipper. The back features a strap for attaching an extra light and two vertical zippers that allow access to pockets in a base layer or jersey underneath. Reflective elements throughout will also help keep you visible in darker lighting.
model: FUN STAYING WARM
For the broad spectrum of lightweight wind jackets out there, most of them will only provide you with limited protection from any rain drops, but the 2013 Women’s Castelli model might surprise you with the many features in store. The Caterina has all the goods in place to be more than up to handling the foulest of weather with some simple multitasking. This is due to the newest of WindStopper fabrics called X-Lite Plus, so that the Caterina has the ability to remain feathery-light enough for you to stash it in your jersey pocket during those unpredictable days – rainy -sunny -rainy who knows what mother nature plans on dealing out while your out on your bike with your friends. This is also why designers made sure this material would also be waterproof enough to provide plenty of protection on its own, dedicated completely for rain and wind protection on that inevitable surprise deluge day.
- Great design has a storm-flap drop tail to keep your backside protected from wheel spray. (on or off-road)
- All 3 of the back pockets have small eyelet holes to drain water on those extra-wet days out there.
|Fabric Material:||WindStopper X-Lite Plus|
|Material Waterproof ratings:||water-resistant|
|Fabric Breathability ratings:||highly breathable|
|Windproof Ratings:||0 cfm|
|Length:||to hips (with drop back)|
|Pockets:||3 back drop-in|
|Recommended Usage:||cycling on cold weather days|
Softshell – Women’s
Elite – Men’s
Pearl Izumi has been a strong clothing company, standing the test of time, economy and trend, or whatever for the past 20 plus years.
I had been using P.I’s clothing way back, in the past maybe ten to fifteen years ago. Back then I felt like there quality was not bad, there styles just average or par for what was going on in that mtb era. I kinda fell out of love with the company, because I guess I got board with their styling. I felt like there were a lot of fashionable products to choose from in the same price ranges, so I kinda lost touch with their getup.
Fast forward five years to 29erCafe 2011.
I was turned on by a friend to a rainjacket. As I put it on, there was a mirror nearby, wow I instantly new they had stepped up their game a bit, a significant bit. So obviously I wanted to know for myself how the new PRO Softshell version performed, not just by the tags hanging from the sleeve.
So I have put it to the PRO to the test all winter. I experimented with layering at certain temperatures and wind conditions, to not layering.
This jacket has been amazingly versatile on my 29er mtb, and cross bike this winter. The winter has not only concluded with, not only going into the winter knowing they had stepped up their game in the style department, but they stepped up their game technically as well.
I have been currently been using the Pearl Izumi PRO, with 29er-Cafe since last October.
This product has been awesome!
This is one those articles of clothing that you just want wear everywhere.
I have had so many people compliment me on my red jacket! 🙂
Pricing for the PRO is retail listed online at $224.00
Thanks for designing some sweet duds.
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