Fabric technology innovators, Polartec have been protecting outdoor adventurers with their fabric innovation for over a century. Now they are fast becoming a trusted name in the cycling world.
Media Information Eurobike 2018 Polartec Eurobike Previews Fabric technology innovators, Polartec, have been protecting outdoor adventurers with their fabric innovation for over a century. Now they are fast becoming a trusted name in the cycling world. Polartec produces technical fabrics – unmatched in their research and design capabilities and proven to keep cyclists cool, warm, dry and comfortable. It͛s the reason why so many of cycling͛s biggest and best brands are now choosing to use Polartec materials in their new clothing. Wear Polartec Delta in the sun. This cooling, next-to-the-skin fabric uses a specialised elevated knit construction to increase airflow, allow more efficient moisture dispersal, and reduce friction against the skin. When the days turn cooler, change into Polartec Alpha – a revolution in comfort and ease. Its active insulation and adaptable breathability regulates core body temperature, both during dynamic and static activities. No more adding or removing layers mid-cycle. And when the heavens open pop on Polartec NeoShell – an engineering breakthrough for breathable waterproof technology, with an unrivaled ability to stop water and wind permeation without restricting the release of excess body heat – because what͛s the point of waterproof, if you͛re soaked in sweat?
At this year͛’s Eurobike, Polartec is pleased to announce:
An incredibly effective jacket offering protection for extreme conditions during the winter months. A mixture of Polartec NeoShell for excellent waterproof protection, Power Shield Pro for an efficient balance between breathability and warmth and Polartec Alpha for active insulation and thermal regulation during hard rides in harsh weather. Polartec features across almost half of dhb’s AERON LAB series including their All Winter Gloves and Over shoes, Rain Defence LS Jacket and Alpha Direct Gilet.
GIORDANA A+V EXTREME WINTER JACKET (Polartec Alpha)
Both wind and waterproof, the A+V Extreme Winter Jacket offers extreme comfort in extreme conditions whilst allowing maximum breathability during high intensity training. A lightwei ght tightly woven exterior fabric blocks wind and moisture while providing a rip-proof surface. The innermost layer of the jacket features Polartec Alpha providing warmth and heat retention with excellent air circulation and breathability. A windproof membrane, under the arms and at the side panels, provides a contoured fit and a fleece collar is sculpted to fit in the riding position. Straight-cut cuffs fit perfectly under winter gloves.
This Mavic jacket offers warmth on the coldest of days. Thanks to active insulation courtesy of Polartec® Alpha®, it offers lightweight comfort for the most demanding of cycle rides. Highly breathable, it dries incredibly quickly – keeping body temperatures constant during activity and guaranteeing performance during high activity levels.
GIORDANA A+V EXTREME WINTER JACKET (Polartec Alpha)
Both wind and waterproof, the A+V Extreme Winter Jacket offers extreme comfort in extreme conditions whilst allowing maximum breathability during high intensity training. A light weight tightly woven exterior fabric blocks wind and moisture while providing a rip-proof surface. The innermost layer of the jacket features Polartec Alpha providing warmth and heat retention with excellent air circulation and breathability. A windproof membrane, under the arms and at the side panels, provides a contoured fit and a fleece collar is sculpted to fit in the riding position. Straight-cut cuffs fit perfectly under winter gloves.
From Italian brand Pedaled comes the Tokaido Alpha Vest for cyclists who love the finer detail. Designed for longer distance rides, this vest uses Alpha technology – a superior insulation system designed for extreme variations in temperature and stop-start conditions. Ultra-lightweight, highly durable and incredibly breathable, it dries quickly and is conveniently compressible – allowing it to be easily stowed in the smallest of spaces. Featuring reflective details and a performance fit with large back pockets.
Polartec’s ingenious waterproofing technology features within the new limited- edition Rapha “Gavia” Pro Team Race Cape.
Inspired by Andy Hampsten from his famous blizzard-striken ride during the 1988 Giro over the Gavia, Polartec NeoShell has been chosen in recognition of this. Neo Shell ensures, whether you͛’re riding hard or racing in bad weather, you’ll stay comfortable and dry from the inside and out. The Gavia Race Cape is available in the same iconic bright red worn by Andy Hampsten and features stylish nods to the race – including references to the stage town names and a reflective icon commemorating the 71st edition of the Giro.
Both of Reric’s designs feature Polartec Delta. Whether you prefer long or short sleeves, both are perfect for summer days and warm cllimbs. Where cotton tends to swell with water and wet out, creating a barrier to breathability, and polyester dries so quickly it can result in a painful flash cool in the wind; Polartec Delta uses natural fibres for immediate, long term cooling and synthetics for a faster drying time. Keeping you not too hot and not too cold.
At Eurobike 2018, Santini will launch the Vega Xtreme jacket as part of their new VEGA line of cold climate apparel designed to offer cyclists high-end protection in the worst conditions. Created with Polartec Windbloc technology it will protect from cold, wind and rain yet, thanks to Polartec Alpha active insulation, is very light, compressible and has the ability to regulate warmth during activity. Famed for protecting team Trek-Segafredo when they faced freezing, torrential rain at the start of the 2018 Milan Sanremo and allowing them to perform at their best. The Vega Extreme was designed and manufactured in Santini ‘s Italian factory by the same skilled hands that make the UCI World Championship jerseys.
Sportful tags this jacket “the nasty weather jacket that the pros choose”. The second generation of Sportful’s Extreme jacket tested in the worst World Tour races, where warmth and wet-weather protection help determine who finishes the race. Well adapted for the rest of us looking for a great combination of insulation and waterproof protection without sacrificing comfort or performance. Highly breathable Polartec NeoShell waterproof and windproof fabric offers a great weather barrier while letting excess heat and sweat out. Can be worn with a base layer or with an added thermal layer for cold conditions (also available in a short sleeve version).