The clothing never stops coming, so here we are with another roundup of the latest and greatest offerings for commuters and mountain bikers. In this article we’re featuring a new fleece jacket from Mission Workshop that was built for the long run, and a pair of slim yet waterproof gloves from 100%. We’ll also check out Sombrio’s new custom clothing program that allows anyone to create their own MTB jerseys.
Mission Workshop Bosun: Fleece
Mission Workshop’s latest release is the Bosun: Fleece jacket. This versatile jacket provides a casual look while offering the technical capabilities cyclists want, like moisture management and a lot of warmth for its weight. This outer or insulating layer is made of soft 100% polyester shearling fleece, which provides some stretch and retains body heat if it gets wet.
One clever feature of the Bosun: Fleece is the nylon panels on the shoulders, which resist wear and tear from backpack or hydration pack straps. The elbows are also reinforced with nylon patches. The jacket’s hood is removable, and for storage there are two zippered hand pockets and a touring-style pocket on the back.
Color choices are Black or Grey, and sizes range from S-XL. The Bosun: Fleece’s MSRP is $265 USD which is not cheap, but as their website states this garment is “Made to endure, guaranteed forever”.
100% Hydromatic Gloves
While every rider owns a decent rain jacket, waterproof gloves aren’t as popular… but wouldn’t it be nice to keep your hands dry? If you’re not afraid to get wet on the trails (but prefer most of that wetness on the outside of your clothing) 100%’s Hydromatic gloves might be ideal for you.
Despite their waterproofing the Hydromatic gloves remain thin and simplistic, making for a lightweight glove with good dexterity. The top-of-hand fabric is a laminated mock-mesh with a breathable, waterproof insert. On the flipside single layer PU palms keep things feeling slim, and silicone printed graphics provide extra grip in wet conditions.
The pull-on cuff is also waterproof, and extended for good coverage. The 100% logos are reflective and the index finger and thumb include conductive threads for using smart-phones. The Hydromatic gloves come in Black only, and their retail price is $39.50. Sizes S-XXL are available.
Sombrio Custom Program
If you’ve always wanted to see your name or custom graphics on a jersey, Sombrio is now making that dream possible for any riding crew, not just professional or sponsored athletes. The brand is kicking off their new custom program by offering a selection of MTB jerseys.
Customers can start from a blank canvas and design every detail themselves, or work with Sombrio’s in-house designers to create a graphic. If you choose a full custom image, you’ll be able to join interactive screen-share sessions and watch Sombrio’s designers put your graphic together. You’ll also have the chance to make any necessary changes as you go.
The Chaos Jersey serves as the blank template for Men’s and Grom’s designs, and the Alder is available for women’s custom projects. Both the Chaos and Alder offer long or short sleeved options.
Furthermore, Sombrio will also offer a quick-design service where buyers can choose an existing graphic inspired by Sombrio’s seasonal collection and personalize it. All custom jerseys will be made from the same durable Cool Wik fabric Sombrio utilizes across their line. Men’s, women’s and even grom’s jerseys are offered in sizes XS-XXL.
Customers can request as many or few custom jerseys as desired, but the costs get cheaper per unit with larger orders. Turnaround time is quoted at 5-7 weeks, and Sombrio is offering free shipping. For all the details, check out their website.