For years, Pactimo has excelled at producing quality cycling gear for the road. More recently, they’ve ventured off-road as well with a full mountain bike clothing line. What’s next? Gravel, of course.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

OK, truthfully, the Tellus collection is functional for more than just gravel rides. The clothing is meant for any off road pursuit where ‘baggies’ are preferred over spandex, but you still want something with a fairly slim fit that won’t be flapping in the breeze. Designed with a focus on simplicity, the summer weight pieces are available for men and women in a variety of styles.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

Up top, the Tellus collection includes a number of variations on the same super light weight jersey. Available in short sleeve or long sleeve and in men’s and women’s, the fabric is an Italian 4-way stretch dimensional mesh knit with BreathLITE underarms. While baggier than a true road jersey, the fit is said to be trim with a drop-back design to avoid pulling up when you’re hunched over.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

While there aren’t any pockets to keep the weight down, the jersey does feature a hidden sunglass wipe under the hem. Offered in the solid colored Classic, or wild colored Expanse, SS jerseys will sell for $75 while LS will be $85.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

The jersey is meant to pair well with the Tellus Short, which offers a trim fit and casual appearance. The use of 37.5 Polyester yarns and spandex result in a short with 4 way stretch and an extra boost of cooling power from the Cocona particles woven into the short. This short is much lighter than typical mountain bike shorts with a medium weighing in at just 113g.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

Outside, you’ll find two backwards facing zippered pockets for smaller items, as well as two external mesh dump pockets for snacks, trash, etc. Since the shorts are meant to be paired with the Tellus Bib liner below, pockets were kept to a minimum to improve their feel when pedaling. Offered in men’s and women’s in one color, the shorts sell for $120.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

Under those shorts, Pactimo offers their latest take on the bib cargo liner. The Tellus Bib Short Liner uses a high end Elastic Interface chamois for all day comfort and a nylon/spandex stretch mesh for breathability – even on the leg bands. On the back, you’ll find three pockets which are positioned so they sit above the waist band of the outer short. This keeps the contents close to your back and keeps them from flopping around, but if it’s like their past liners, it may make it more difficult to access the pockets – particularly if your not super flexible, have shoulder issues, etc. In order to make them a bit easier to access though, the side pockets have tapered openings and are meant for smaller items. The center pocket is extra tall and can hold a full 22oz water bottle or large phone.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

Again offered in men’s or women’s, the Tellus Bib Short Liners will sell for $115.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

Pactimo will also offer the Tellus liner in a short which provides the same Elastic Interface Chamois, but loses the straps and the pockets. This one will sell for $100 in men’s or women’s.

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Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

For those who prefer their gear to be a bit tighter fitting, Pactimo has completely revised their popular Ascent jersey. Starting with a new dimensional knit polyester fabric, Pactimo claims the result is a more flattering look that also offers UPF 50+ protection.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

Offered in two fits, you’ll have the choice of tight fitting Aero, or a roomier Traditional Fit depending on your needs or desires.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

Using a new YKK semi-locking zipper with rubber pull tab, the jersey is easy to open or close for temperature regulation with one hand, but the zipper flips down to lock in the position when you’re done.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

Big rides call for big storage. That’s why Pactimo has increased the storage capacity of the Ascent pockets by adding expandable bellows at the bottom of each pocket which allow for them to stretch to hold more snacks. There’s also a hidden zippered pocket on the Traditional fit jersey for valuables.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

Being seen is also important, so each jersey has reflective tabs on the sleeves and below the rear pockets.

Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey Pactimo Tellus collection offers gravel focused gear, plus all new Ascent road bike jersey

The ascent is available in a number of different styles and colors, including long sleeve, short sleeve, and even sleeveless in both men’s and women’s. Pricing ranges from $110 to $125 depending on the model.

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7 comments

  1. Lee Lewis on

    Why do cycling clothing companies think that mountain bikers & now apparently gravel cyclists don’t need zippered jerseys? Please give me the same jersey, cut fit, etc, with a half zip zipper.

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    • Joey Brown on

      I dare say the majority of riders like myself, want the ability to zip the jersey well past the half zipper length. Is it so hard to just use the amount of zipper you need??

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    • Zach Overholt on

      I personally hate jerseys with zippers for mountain biking. Don’t mind them for road. Somewhere in the middle for gravel. But the good news is that there are a ton of options out there to cater to everyone’s likes and dislikes.

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  2. mud on

    It seems to me that cyclists are being ripped off by these clothing companies. Maybe it’s because the small scale of the market, but I can go to any department store and get a running top for half the amount Pactimo is charging.

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  3. Heffe on

    The marketing and design towards the gravel segment is frequently, as in this case, very silly. Endurance jerseys without a zipper? Hard pass. The shorts look alright though.

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  4. Lyford on

    So for big rides on the road I get bigger pockets, but for gravel adventures I get only a couple of small pockets that I can’t reach. Makes perfect sense. 😉

    I know, pockets on a loose jersey bounce around too much. And any proper gravel bike is festooned with bags and packs to hold all the stuff that we don’t have pockets for.

    Marketing. Sheesh.

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