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We’ve all been there. You’re standing in the parking lot after a ride wanting to get out of your sweaty chamois, ASAP. You have a few options: you can do the awkward shuffle inside your car, make a towel into a makeshift kilt and hope it doesn’t fall off, or risk an indecent exposure charge and hope no one is looking.

Fortunately, there are better ways – like Pactimo’s new Quick Release Changing Kilt. One of those products that really doesn’t make that much sense until you use it, Pactimo is elevating the concept to new heights with a design of your own…

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Just what is a changing kilt and why do you need one? By placing the kilt around your waist, you are free to remove your spandex without giving the parking lot a free show. The velcro closure makes putting on the kilt a breeze, and the silicone gripper around the waist makes sure it will stay in place. Available as part of the Pactimo custom program, you can design a kilt of your own starting at $29 a piece with a 5 piece minimum.

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Over on the clothing side, for fall/winter Pactimo was showing a few pieces designed to keep you visible as daylight continues to fade. Both the Alpine Jersey and Cascade jackets receive updates while the heavy weight Ouray jacket is new to the branded side of the apparel.

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One of the big stories for Pactimo continues to be the use of RFLX fabric for visibility. The Pixel fabric membrane from Plastotex uses reflective elements that are a part of the fabric for extreme visibility but also a normal look and feel during the day. The Alpine jersey sees RFLX panels where it will be the most visible – the signaling arms, back panel, and shoulder panel. It also sees the inclusion of articulated cuffs, and a snug aerodynamic fit. Offered in 4 colors and in both men’s and women’s, the Alpine will sell for $125.

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In addition to more RFLX on the back and shoulders, the Cascade jacket is now made from Climabloc 2 layer fabric with an inner thermafleece liner. The jacket uses a tight collar to keep out the elements along with a gusseted cuff, and a single rear, zippered pocket for $175.

Named after a town in Western Colorado, the Ouray is Pactimo’s heavy weight wind and water proof jacket. Built with a tall, wide collar designed to stretch and built in shoulder vents, storage is offered through a single rear pocket that you can access though three different zippers. The Ouray will retail for $190. Bottom right is just an example of one of the many women’s kits Pactimo offers. Many of their products are available in both men’s and women’s cuts meaning women get the same performance kits as men.

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Pactimo was also showing off some of the latest installments in their Artist Series with the ‘Don’t Break the String’ kit by Matthew Burton, and ‘The Corsa Velo De-Saturated II’ by Gregory Klein.

Lastly, do your self a favor and watch ‘The Ride.’ As far as brand videos go, this one is epic…

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14 COMMENTS

  1. I have several Pactimo kits and other pieces. All great stuff. I always just use a towel for changing, but the kilt looks cool.

  2. Never cared for Pactimo stuff. Fit was never good for me, jackets, vests (gilllet), or jerseys. Zippers were complete junk, they had a super-cheap feel to them.

    If you want cheap, go with them. If you want quality, go with anyone else.

  3. I have to say, I’ve used Voler, Verge, SMS and Pactimo. I’ll take Pactimo anytime. We’ve been using them for most of the last 10 years and every time we’ve used something else, we’ve regretted going ‘off path’ as it were. I head an international mtb team and we have absolutely no issues with their kits (25+ people with 2 or more kits per member), order or design processes. I can’t say that about any of the other companies.

  4. I’ve had a “sport” kilt for more than 15 years. Was a gift, but came from the Velonews gift catalog. It’s one of the best accessories I have. Every race I go to I undoubtedly notice people trying to change between car doors or with a regular bath towel. I stand at the back of my car without shame or awkwardness and change clothes without displaying areas where the sun don’t shine.

  5. Kilts are great for more than just changing. For the last 5+ years, on any ride that’s more than 1/2 an hour by vehicle from home, I change into a kilt immediately after finishing the ride. There is nothing, and I mean nothing, that feels better after a long ride than to air yourself out, and I’d bet good money it’s more healthy for the…skin and tissue…down there.

  6. crackedframe – There are different levels of Pactimo clothing. You probably had the cheap stuff, which is not great. But their high-end gear is high quality.

  7. My current and previous team used Pactimo. The current team is sponsored by them. That said I used a different vendor for a ride club I participate in and I’m sorry I did so. The Pactimo stuff is better despite being cheaper. i will certainly continue to use Pactimo.

  8. Pactimo makes great stuff. Rode for a Pactimo co-title sponsored pro team and the kits are among the best of any I’ve been given. Also – @crackedframe, they provide kits for a number of the top pro cycling teams under their private label/brand…

  9. no doubt a kilt is a great thing if you dont want to be seen in the buff….but seriously, just be quick. its only a naked body you might see for a couple seconds. EVERYONE, AND I MEAN EVERYONE has butt and a front side….(unless you want to parade around naked with intent then that is called a nudist group)….ehhhhh, i dont mind doing a quick change in the great outdoors. its just not that big of a deal to me

    thx
    o qua tangin wan

  10. I would buy the kilt NOW. Sadly, it doesn’t seem to exist on their website, and an internet search also comes up empty?!

    Maybe I need another cup of coffee.

  11. @riley martin: there are places in the USA where you can get slapped with a sex offender charge for displaying public nudity. Sure go ahead and be a hippie if that’s your thing, just don’t complain when you have to register in Texas and then get refused housing, etc…

    that said, we have a changing kilt that I have had since the 90s. It’s super convenient and I’m glad to see someone else making this product.

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