Winter Clothing Roundup: Warm threads from Vélobici, Endura, Santini & Sock Guy

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I’ve just woken up to the first frosty morning of the season, and the lungs aren’t particularly enjoying the cold air. In this clothing roundup, we take a look at some of the new winter threads offered by Velobici, Endura & Santini, plus a peek at new fall offerings from Sock Guy.Advertisements

Santini & Polartec collab for winter woolens

Through October you can pick up the new Santini Adapt Bib-Tights with Polartec Power Wool for a promotional 179€, instead of the usual 230€. The bib-tights are made from Polartec Power Wool, a combination of natural wool & synthetic fibers meant to better regulate body temperature. The inner layer is made from soft, odor-reducing merino wool, while a hard-wearing synthetic fabric makes up the outer layer.

Santini say the bib-tights are both breathable & insulating. They feature Santini’s C3 chamois, incorporating a protective shell with an ergonomic 3D surface and gel inserts in the seat bone area to neutralize vibrations. The Santini bib-tights are only available in black, in a large range of sizes from XXS to 4XL.

Vélobici Velvet Thermal Collection

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Vélobici bring you their answer to frosty morning road rides in the form of their new Velvet Thermal Collection, made from a proprietary VB/Pro VR1 softshell fabric – designed to be warm, windproof & waterproof. All made in England, the Velvet Thermal collection comprises long & short-sleeved jerseys, bibs, and long & short-sleeved thermal base layers.

Vélobici Velvet Thermal Jersey

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The Velvet Thermal jersey is made from a midweight VB/Pro TI1 fabric that provides thermal regulation and four-way stretch. With two knitted layers, the construction creates a chamber of air that enhances the body’s natural thermoregulation. Meanwhile a DWR treatment repels water, and the close weave provides windproofing. Long and short sleeve versions available.

Vélobici Velvet Thermal Bib Shorts

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Also made from Vélobici’s midweight VB/Pro TI1 fabric, the bib-shorts feature a bio-ceramic VB Pad. Production of the pad utilizes a so-called Foam Carving Technology to remove unnecessary foam and smooth out variations between densities. Paying special attention to the crotch area, Vélobici use Wave Body Contour tech to help promote blood flow. The bib-shorts have a low-cut front and seamless silicone grippers. Head to Vélobici for more info on sizing and pricing.

Endura PrimaLoft Gold-Fill MT500 Range

The PrimaLoft Gold fill is made from 45% recycled material

For winter, Scottish brand Endura have added some super warm options to their top-end MT500 range with the PrimaLoft Gold-filled MT500 Freezing Point Jacket and Trousers. In addition to PrimaLoft insulation, the Jacket and Trousers also feature a fleece-lined stretch thermal softshell fabric for extra warmth, while strategically positioned vents stop you from overheating.

Endura MT500 Freezing Point Jacket

The hood rolls up neatly when not in use to form a collar, held in place by a simple fastening strap ensuring a draft free fit. Durable shoulder panels with silicone print provide protection and grip for backpack straps, and the large 2-way zippered underarm vents are designed to function even when wearing a pack.

Massive front pockets double as vents when necessary, while the hidden internal pocket keeps small valuables safe. Reflective trims on the hood, cuff and rear tail increase visibility. The jacket is available in subtle Black and 2-tone Mustard in sizes XS –XXL.

Endura MT500 Freezing Point Trousers

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The Endura MT500 Freezing Point Trousers are cold weather mountain biking pants, deploying a combination of insulated PrimaLoft Gold panels for lightweight warmth and high stretch fleece backed softshell for unrestricted movement.

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The slim fitting trouser are equipped with two zippered hand pockets, large thigh vents for effective temperature regulation, a durable seat panel, ankle zips, and durable crank rub panels on the inner ankles. They also feature a stretch wicking waistband with internal silicone grip, Velcro adjusters, and a zip fly with snap closure. Available in black in sizes S-XXL.

Endura offer a 90-day try it & love it guarantee on all items in their MT500 collection.

Sock Guy Fall Line-Up

Sock Guy have added no fewer than 47 new print designs for fall with varying lengths ranging from ankle socks (1″ cuff) to 12″ longs, with some proper merino wool in there, too. I have a OneUp Components branded pair and can vouch for their quality. They range from $11 to $21 – see all the new designs here.

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