Does cycling encompass every aspect of your life? If so, you’ll be stoked to check out this clothing roundup where we’ve got some cool items to help you through hauling duties, keep you comfortable and looking sharp the workplace, and even nice and cozy when it’s time for bed.
Cargo cartel Chrome has announced the second release of their sell-out Barrage Cargo Bag in Cinelli’s team colors, Aether has you covered from home to work and back with a three piece fall collection, and Apres Velo comes back for round two of their popular sleepwear collection, for those who can’t spend a third of their lives away from happy thoughts of riding. Click past the break for photos and details…
Earlier this year Chrome released their complete line of 2015 Team Cinelli Chrome gear, which includes a jersey, bib shorts, gloves, hat, t-shirt, socks, plus the Barrage Cargo bag and Utility bag. It’s Chrome and Cinelli’s 2nd year in partnership, and these American-made goods were specifically designed for Cinelli’s fixed-crit international racing team. Chrome is happy to announce that the Team Cinelli Chrome Barrage Cargo Pack, which initially sold out in mere days, is now back in stock.
The Cinelli Chrome Barrage Cargo Bag is a 100% waterproof roll top pack with welded seams, a floating bucket liner made from 600 denier truck tarpaulin, and an abrasion resistant 1000 denier Cordura® nylon outer shell.
The bag boasts a main compartment that can expand from 22L-34L, and side compression straps to keep it low-profile for lighter loads. An internal cargo net with its own compression straps, dual compartments to keep wet and dry cargo apart, and a laptop pocket make it easy to strategically divide your stuff. The bag also features an external cargo net for wet or stinky gear, and side pockets for carrying U-locks or water bottles.
Ergonomic shoulder straps, a breathable EVA foam back panel, and a sternum strap with Chrome’s signature mini seatbelt buckle should keep things secure and comfortable. The Team Cinelli Chrome Barrage Cargo bag sells for $200 USD.
Aether recently announced their pre-fall 2015 collection, including a jacket, pants and hooded sweatshirt aimed at the commuter crowd. With technical details and a clean aesthetic, these garments were made for hopping off your bike and getting right down to business. All three pieces come in stately grey or black colors.
The Transport jacket is made from waterproof yet breathable 3-layer hard shell fabric with a slightly elongated tail, sealed seams and waterproof zippers to keep the elements out. Vents in the chest and armpits keep you from showing up to your morning meeting soaking in sweat, and reflective piping on the back seams helps you get there safely. The jacket features zippered hand-warmer pockets, a lower back pocket that can carry an extra tube or gloves, and an inside pocket with an audio valve for your smartphone or MP3 player. The Transport jacket comes in Black or Medium Grey, and sells for $395.
The aptly named Bike Pant is constructed from stretch-twill Schoeller® fabric, which offers great mobility for pedalling despite the pants’ slim cut. The material is breathable and water repellent, and Aether’s 3XDRY technology wicks away perspiration. There’s two clever innovations to make you stand out when you should, but keep things formal enough for work: A reflective flap can be tucked into the rear pocket or exposed as needed, and the lower hems can be cuffed up to reveal more reflective trim. Aether’s Bike Pant costs $195.
The Tracker Hoodie is a high-performance layer made from a merino French terry fabric. If you didn’t know the wonders of merino wool, its incredible properties make this stylish hoodie an insulating, breathable, moisture wicking and odor resistant garment. The Tracker is cut to a casual fit, and offers a slight stretch for comfort in active use. A subtle zippered pocket in the chest stores small essentials without interrupting the streamlined overall aesthetic of the piece. The tracker hoodie retails for $195.
When Australia’s Apres Velo first released a sleepwear collection called “Fixated Dreams”, they weren’t too sure how it would resonate with cyclists around the globe. To their delight the bike-themed pyjamas got a great response, so they’ve now announced their second sleepwear line entitled “Living The Dream”. Apres Velo’s new line includes six ladies styles and four options for men, and each set comes complete with its own sleep mask and sleepwear bag. The pyjamas are constructed from cotton modal jersey fabric, and enhanced with a silicone wash for the ultimate soft-touch comfort.
Ladies styles include a few different options ranging from a long-cut night shirt to combo sets with a T-shirt/shorts, tank top/shorts, T-shirt with 3/4 pants, tank top with 3/4 pants, or a full-sleeve shirt and 3/4 pant outfit. The men’s styles include bermuda shorts or ¾ length longjohns paired up to either V-neck or crew neck T-shirts. All men’s outfits sell for $44.95, and women’s range from $39.95-$54.95. Check out Apres Velo’s website to see all the designs, colors and sizing info.