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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…