If you’re a fan of simple, light riding gear 7mesh has just announced a few new pieces that are definitely worth checking out. The brand’s Spring 2021 collection features men’s and women’s T-shirt style jerseys, plus lightly padded undershorts in a boxer short cut for men and a brief style for women. They’ve also released a few new neck covers or warmers, which were always handy but have become a crucial pit-stop accessory amidst the global pandemic.
7mesh Elevate Jerseys
7mesh’s Elevate jerseys are constructed from a new fabric that blends wood fibre-extracted lyocell and polyester. This lightweight, moisture-wicking, antibacterial fabric offers a soft next-to-skin feel with all the technical performance you’d expect from a riding jersey.
The Elevate jerseys follow a simple T-shirt style design with a lightly articulated and relaxed fit (but not too relaxed to make a good base layer). 7mesh has provided lots of options to suit everyone’s desires – The jerseys are available in men’s short and long sleeve styles, while women get a short sleeve, long sleeve and tank top option.
The Elevate men’s short sleeve sells for $50 and the long sleeve version goes for $60. Color options are Pebble Grey or Lichen, plus an Alaskan Blue option for the short sleeve. Sizing ranges from XS-XXL.
Women’s long and short sleeve jerseys also retail for $60 and $50, while the tank top sells for $40. Long sleeve color options are Pebble Grey or Periwinkle, and the short sleeve and tank top also offer a Fuzzy Peach color. Women’s sizes XS-XL are available.
Foundation Boxers and Briefs
If thickly padded chamois aren’t your style, the new Foundation Boxer or Brief provides a slimmer option that still offers some cushion. Designed to complement 7mesh’s overshorts, the Foundation Boxers or Briefs offer a cool, comfortable body with a low-profile 6mm chamois. These chamois are ideal for shorter laps, backcountry hike-a-bikes, or those who just can’t get comfortable with traditional chamois shorts.
The Foundation chamois come as a boxer short for men; the inseam measures 12”, and they feature a cut-out in the front to enhance airflow. The Men’s Foundation Boxer sells for $40. Sizes XS-XXL are available in Pomegranate, Surf or Super Blue colors.
The Foundation Briefs offer a sleek base layer option for women. The briefs retail for $40, sizes go from XS-XL, and color options are Pomegranate, Surf or Crowberry.
Sight Neck Cover
Neck covers or warmers are ideal for changing weather conditions; they can add warmth on cool days, provide evaporative cooling on hot days, and they’re great for keeping bugs and dust out of your mouth! Of course these days a face cover is also ideal to have on-hand, so you can make mid-ride stops while complying with Covid restrictions.
The Sight is a lightweight, all-purpose neck cover. Made from antimicrobial polyester, it wicks moisture and offers UPF30 UV protection. The Sight sells for $25, and color options are Black or Ocean Blue.
Desperado Merino Neck Warmer
For cooler rides, 7mesh’s Desperado neck warmer offers a merino wool option that will wick moisture while keeping you warm. The Desperado sells for $30, and comes in Black or Brickwork colors.
Colorado Neck Warmer
The Colorado neck warmer is the best choice for wet rides, as it boasts a DWR treatment to repel water. Its stretchy outer fabric is smooth-faced, while the inside provides a soft, fleecy feel. The Colorado also offers UPF 50+ UV protection. MSRP is $35, and it comes in Black only.