Nukeproof has released its 2022 Spring/Summer Riding Apparel in the form of their premium Blackline Collection, now with specific cuts for Women and Children. The collection features long and short sleeve jerseys, shorts and pants, all with lightweight 4-way stretch fabrics with a focus on breathability and durability. It’s the very same kit to be worn by the Nukeproof SRAM Factory Race Team throughout 2022.
Also launching with the 2022 Apparel is a new Fleece-Lined Changing Robe, along with gloves and merino wool socks, as well as a bunch of casual post-ride garments. Here’s a quick introduction.
2022 Nukeproof Spring/Summer Ridewear Collection
This year, Nukeproof are stepping up their offering of premium mountain bike apparel for women, offering the Blackline long and short sleeve jerseys, pants and shorts in cuts specifically for women. Nukeproof rider Natasha Bradley models it here, riding her Nukeproof Mega on the Downhill tracks of Gawton Gravity Hub.
The 2022 Spring/Summer collection features the abovementioned for men, too, with Youth sizing available for the Long and Short Sleeve Jerseys, too; the MTB Pants and Shorts will be available in Youth sizing soon as well, covering ages 8-14 years. Across the range, Nukeproof has continued its commitment to using Bluesign Approved, Eco-Tech fabrics, along with the reduction in plastic in packaging and labeling.
The Blackline Long and Short Sleeve Jerseys are made from a lightweight (115 gsm) 4-way stretch fabric that is said to be both highly breathable and super durable.
The Blackline Short Sleeve Jerseys retail at £45, while the Long Sleeve options are priced at £55. Pricing is the same for men’s and women’s kit.
The Blackline Shorts and Pants are both made from a lightweight (135 gsm) but durable 4-way stretch fabric. It is said to offer the maximum surface area to wick away moisture and dry fast too, with laser cut venting on the front for enhanced breathability on the trail. Only the Shorts come with a lightweight compression liner that features a 3D dual-density foam chamois designed to offer extra comfort on longer rides of 3-5 hours in duration.
Closure is dealt with via high-quality double popper buttons and YKK zips. The inside hem of the waist features a silicone strip to adhere to the liner or your skin to prevent the shorts from riding up as you pedal, in or out of the saddle. The waistband can be adjusted with the use of a simple integrated velcro strap. The Blackline Shorts will set you back £70 while the Pants are a little pricier (but still reasonable) at £85.
New for 2022 is the Nukeproof Changing Robe, a fleece-lined cape-like garment meant to be worn whilst changing post-ride to help you avoid accidentally flashing other folks at the trailhead car park. This one will leave you £90 out of pocket; could be a reasonably priced alternative to the £160 Dry Robe.