Giro Ambient Jacket - Men's
Made for those early and late season mountain bike rides, dawn patrol missions, or anytime the weather might be fickle comes the Men's Ambient Jacket from Giro. And since Giro instills style into every piece of clothing it makes and it possesses a relaxed fit, this jacket doesn't look out of place off the bike either. The addition of its hood, which can fit over a helmet, extends its warmth and you'll find yourself wearing this jacket quite a bit.
The star of the show is its 4-way stretch, 3-layer windproof material that has a cozy thermal fleece back for insulation. Giro claims a 10,000mm waterproof rating which will help to keep you dry on damp trails while its inner sleeve cuffs further thwart water intrusion, keep body heat in, and plays well with winter gloves. On the sides of the jacket, you get zippered hand pockets for storing ride essentials or parking your hands while waiting at the trailhead or your buddy's mid-ride repair. Rounding out the features is its 3M reflective details, enhancing your visibility to motorists as you head back to your car or home from the food truck lot.
Castelli Vela Vest - Men's
Ever since the Gabba swept through the peloton, Castelli has been the go-to for weather-resistant cycling kit. In order to one-up itself, the brand went were no cyclist has gone before: the sea. The crafty Italians recently got their hands on some of the threads used in the sails on world-class racing yachts, material that's strong enough to stop wind, block water, and propel a boat while doing it. The result is the Men's Vela Vest, which is named for the Latin word for a ship's sail. The Vela situates that maritime wonder material on the front panel, between you and the elements, for a completely weatherproof barrier that still packs down to less than a half pocket when the sun comes back out from behind the clouds.
The material at the Vela's heart is called Dyneema, and in addition to sails and this vest, it also feature in climbing ropes and bulletproof vests. Given those applications in particular, you might assume that it's what people turn to when failure really isn't an option. You'd be right. And that's part of the reason why it makes sense here. We should disclaim that, when we imply that it's the nuclear option in anti-weather fabric, we mean it—and that does mean it won't breath as well as your tissue-thin summer jersey.
To offset the Dyneema-equipped protection, Castelli builds in panels of stretchy, breathable material on the sides and rear in order to help keep the internal climate from turning into a clammy, boggy swamp during hard efforts or when the storm relents. This is particularly useful when the bottom half of a descent is warm enough that you don't need the protection but damp and winding enough that you can't spare a hand to fiddle with the zipper.
Finally, and though we mention it above, the Vela's pack-ability is worth another call-out. It compacts down to about half a man's palm, so when we say it fits in half a jersey pocket, we're erring on the side of understatement. More a like a third of a pocket, meaning you have more room for gloves, warmers, headbands, and any other accessories you find yourself wishing you'd left in the kit drawer.
Pearl Izumi Transfer Wool Cycling Short-Sleeve Baselayer - Men's
When the sun begins taking its time coming up on your morning rides and you notice a new chill in the air, it's a signal that autumnal cycling is right around the corner. Relentless sun and oppressive heat will soon be replaced by crisp, bright mornings and misty, cool afternoons, made all the better by a warm cup of tea or coffee post-ride. You can't do fall riding right without a baselayer, of course, so to make sure you're prepared for the season of nostalgia, we'd recommend you invest in the Pearl Izumi Transfer Wool Cycling Baselayer in a hurry. Merino wool fibers blended with ever-efficient polyester work to regulate your body temperature as you heat up in the crisp air. The Transfer comes with a contoured fit, which allows it to rapidly pull moisture away from your skin while it lightly insulates, and the rotated sleeve construction lends itself perfectly to long days stretched out in your drops.
ZOIC Black Market Short + Essential Liner - Men's
ZOIC has the not-too-baggy, not-too-loose look totally dialed, and the Black Market Bike Short is a perfect example of the company's rad trail style. There's a little bit of gravity-inspired style, with six pockets to hold all your gear, adjustable webbing belt, and knee-length 11in inseam, and XC-inspired features like a Fusion Gusset inseam for smooth and easy pedaling and a removable ZO-Tech chamois for pedaling comfort. The liner is removable, so you can rock it with other shorts and let your junk breathe after a ride, and the slightly stretchy fabric wicks moisture and allows plenty of airflow to keep you cool on hot rides. A low-profile hook-and-loop patch replaces a traditional front snap, which can cause irritation, and the legs are cut to accommodate pads when you feel like raising the gnar bar to higher level.
Twin Six The HC Jersey - Men's
Just like the tide is pulled in by the moon, the smooth flowing lines of the Twin Six HC Jersey for Men flows down the road with soothing blue that just might distract you from the force behind it. And while he jersey itself may not actually possess the force of the ocean, the undulating curves in the sublimated graphic may inspire you to look a bit deeper for a burst to crush your old PR, or just keep your cool with its smooth blue hues.
Unlike the ocean, the HC Jersey is 100% produced in the US. The jersey's material is breathable and lightweight, wicking moisture from your skin to keep you dry. The full-length zipper is hidden to maintain a classic look without sacrificing contemporary functionality, and the back includes a complement of three pockets for enough storage space to keep you fueled as long as you remain in the solid state.
Twin Six's jerseys fit between the super-small Italian brands and the looser cut of American mountain bike clothing. If you like a slim, race fit, go for your t-shirt size; for a more commodious, club-ride cut, size up. Either way, the updated sleeve length sits a bit longer, adding some contemporary style to Twin Six's alt-cycling designs.
Pearl Izumi Pursuit BLACK Speed Mesh Jersey - Men's
With a focus on aerodynamics and airflow, the Pearl Izumi Men's Pursuit Black Speed Mesh Jersey promises comfort and performance on hot summer rides. Developed in Pearl's Speed Shop, this jersey utilizes a blend of innovative fabrics that measure up to standards expected from their professional athletes. It features P.R.O. Aero fabric for reduced drag along its leading edges. The body is cut from P.R.O. Transfer mesh fabric to ensure optimal airflow and a lightweight feel for cool comfort during aggressive riding. The longer sleeves feature a raw edge to reduce drag around your upper arms, while the full-length zipper provides adaptive ventilation. Three back pockets with solid fabric let you stow fuel for your ride. The Speed Mesh Jersey offers a form-fitting cut with an anatomical Speed Sleeve construction to eliminate wrinkles and reduce drag when in the cycling position.
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Twin Six Happy Trails T-Shirt - Men's
Mons Royale Momentum Chamois Short - Men's
Capo Corsa Bib Short - Men's
Wear the Capo Men's Corsa Bib Short and give your muscles a little extra support with its twelve panels of high performance, medium gauge Italian lycra. The fabric gives your muscles gentle compression which helps reduce vibrations over rough roads and prevents premature fatigue. When the mercury shoots up, you'll be glad you're donning these bibs as the Schoeller coldblack treatment reduces heat absorption and helps reflect UVA- and UVB rays for extra protection. The 360-degree stretch mesh bib upper provides support while hammering out the miles in the flats and drops and the breathable mesh T-back stays comfortably in place throughout the ride. 7.5cm leg grippers hold hems comfortably in place so you don't have to keep tugging them down like you do with those current pairs you should have thrown out at the end of last season. This bib short's generous, multi-density, elastic foam Corsa SE EIT insert prevents soreness over the long hours in the saddle while stretching with your every movement, and rapidly transfers moisture away from your skin. Capo finishes off these bibs with flat-lock stitching and reflective trim for additional safety in low light.
Castelli Prologo VI Long-Sleeve Full-Zip Jersey - Men's
Reaching its 6th generation in Castelli's lineup, the Prologo VI Long-Sleeve Full-Zip Jersey is ready for another year as the long-sleeve star in our kits. This year it features the construction that we've known, with sleek, slim fitting panels that wrap your muscles, and the same drop-tail hem that you'll spot in Castelli's pro-level kits, but with a new Punto fabric that gets right to the point with lightweight breathability. Punto offers significant horizontal stretch, designed to offer a great fit, while maintaining support. It features a remarkably soft hand, and bio-ceramic nanoparticles that are added to a fused polymer — which is a fancy way of saying that it both reflects scorching sun, and traps heat within on days when you need a little extra warmth. Generously deep pockets sit lower on the back with plenty of space to stash your essentials, and wraparound side panels offer a little ventilation in, without letting too much of a frosty gust into the front.
POC Essential XC Zip T-Shirt - Men's
Whether you're hitting the trail, or tarmac, the POC Essential XC Zip T-Shirt is an ideal partner in crime. It combines lightweight and highly wicking fabrics with an athletic, slim fit to keep you supported and comfortable when you're putting the hammer down. Designed for versatility, the jersey features raglan sleeves that elevate comfort and flexibility, and a full-length YKK zipper to drop heat when you're pushing up steep climbs on warm days. As you'd expect from POC, the jersey is fully equipped with three deep back pockets for stashing your homemade treats, tools, and gadgets, plus one secure pocket to keep your cards and keys safe while you ride, and an elastic enforced hem to keep your fit precise.
SUGOi Zeroplus Glove - Men's
Sugoi's lightest weight thermal glove, the Zeroplus Glove is the comfortable way to keep your hands warm without losing your dexterity. Their midweight thermal protection keeps the feeling in your fingers so you can maintain a confident grip on your bars. Under your palm, a slim layer of Poron foam absorbs vibrations to reduce your fatigue. Touch-screen compatibility and reflective details round out the features, making the Zeroplus your go-to glove whether you're commuting or training.
Twin Six Drifter Jersey - Men's
Stand out from the rest of the peloton in the Drifter Jersey from Twin Six. Featuring a unique pattern of birds using premium sublimated graphics, you'll look and feel great as you bank away some miles with the group of by yourself. Each Twin Six jersey is made with comfortable, moisture-wicking polyester microfiber fabric. It has three deep pockets in the back for your essentials and a hidden, full-length front zipper that allows you to dump heat instantly on a climb. What really makes the Twin Six Drifter Jersey stand out, however, is its style. No billboard ads or annoying loud colors here, just a clean, artistic look. Twin Six builds its reputation on its classic designs and toes the line between Euro race replicas and hopeless, shameful tackiness. The Twin Six Drifter Jersey comes in Blue and is available in sizes Small through 3XLarge. All Twin Six apparel is proudly made in the USA.
Gore Wear C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Bib Short+ - Men's
No need to keep checking the forecast and fret those wet roads or surprise showers on your rides if you're wearing the C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Bib Short+ from Gore Wear. Designed to keep you comfortable, warm, and dry during your training, its inclusion of Infinium fabric and its Gore Windstopper Cup Technology ensures you stay warm throughout your ride without dealing with thick fabrics or donning extra warmers.
Infinium is windproof, extremely breathable, and water resistant. It uses a film-out fabric ensuring rain will bead off, and preventing showers and brief rainstorms from ruining your day. Taped seams throughout and a durable outer fabric treatment (DWR) offer additional protection against precipitation seeping in.
Up top, mesh bib straps are seam-free, reducing friction, irritation, and chafing while preventing the straps from cutting into your skin. At the end of the 25cm inseam are flat ends at the leg openings that stay in place for an optimum fit. The seat insert is of the Advanced Road variety and is fortified with its Windstopper Cup Technology. This adds climate control of sorts by remaining highly breathable, yet the pre-formed windproof section at the front of the insert keeps wind-chill off of sensitive body parts.
De Marchi Switzerland 1954 Merino Jersey - Men's
Produced in collaboration with Learco Guerra, the De Marchi Men's Switzerland 1954 Merino Jersey is an exact replica of the Swiss Learco Guerra-Ursus jersey that was worn by Carlo Clerici when he won the Giro d'Italia in 1954—only more comfortable. This revamped piece of cycling history is made from a merino wool blend for lightweight, wicking, breathable comfort in the saddle, which is also exceptionally easy to care for. A polo design with mother-of-pearl buttons give this jersey a look that'll transition seamlessly from bike to bar, while the multitude of pockets give it practical storage for your gels, tubes, shades, water, and phone.