Main out of doors clothes model Rab releases new off-road biking vary geared toward mountain bikers and gravel cyclists
The well-known and extremely rated out of doors package and clothes model Rab has launched a variety of off-road biking put on designed for mountain bikers and gravel riders. The vary contains every thing from technical jackets and waterproof trousers to saggy shorts, liner shorts, jerseys, jackets and every thing in between.
Rab was based in 1981 by Scottish climber Rab Carrington, and being primarily based within the UK the place situations are legendarily moist, the model has unsurprisingly bought a fame for extremely technical package that retains the weather at bay. The Cinder line is the latest addition to a product vary that spans mountaineering, snowboarding, working, mountain climbing and tenting.
Like different sports activities, off-road using presents it’s personal challenges on the subject of package. Clothes wants to suit the physique within the using place, be waterproof sufficient to deal with downpours, but be breathable sufficient in order that whenever you’re bombing it up a steep climb you don’t get that ‘boil within the bag’ sensation.
“Off highway biking adventures require immense versatility in attire,” Tim Fish, Design Director at Rab, explains. “One second you’re too scorching, then too chilly, it’s windy and also you’re all the time coping with moisture.”
“Now we have the information and expertise of managing these situations by means of a few years of making the best mountaineering, climbing and snowboarding package. We’ve taken this data and mixed it with a finely engineered on-bike match to allow enjoyable, journey and exploration.”
Out of doors experience and the biking expertise
Rab is the newest in a line of out of doors manufacturers turning their technical experience to provide off-road or mountain bike particular clothes. Patagonia, Alpkit within the UK and 7Mesh which was based by former Arc’teryx staff.
It’s appears a part of a rising development to offer clothes that provides the identical stage of technical efficiency that’s on provide to walkers, hikers, mountaineers and different people who spend plenty of day trip in all weathers up hills and mountains. A number of riders would have opted for a daily waterproof from one of many primary out of doors manufacturers; a bike-specific line means the identical stage of efficiency, however with match and efficiency specifics suited to the actual wants of riders.
And it additionally caters to the truth that there’s doubtless a big overlap within the Venn diagram of mountain bikers and outdoorsy people.
As Fish places it; “We all know that bikers put on Rab. And that Mountain Folks bike. Our new Cinder vary is the logical development.”
Rab Cinder vary
The in depth Rab Cinder vary consists of 15 clothes for ladies and 16 objects for males, together with liner and bib-liner shorts, saggy shorts, trousers, jackets, shell jackets, lengthy and short-sleeved jerseys.
The ladies’s vary is out there in sizes 8 to 16 (US 4 to 12) and the boys’s vary sizes are XS, S, M, L and XL. Whereas on par with what most manufacturers within the biking business provide, it’s a bit disappointing to not see a extra inclusive sizing vary.
Among the many vary is the Cinder Phantom Jacket (out there in each males’s and girls’s variations); an ultralight packable waterproof jacket with frame-attachable stuff sack. The material is stretchable, and makes use of Pertex Sheild 2.5 layer cloth which includes a microporous breathable waterproof coating. The Cinder Phantom Jacket gained a coveted out of doors business ISPO Award in 2022 when it was first unveiled.
Key objects within the Cinder vary embody:
Cinder Phantom Jacket
- Worth: TBC
- Colors: Black, Pink Grapefruit (Ladies’s) and Black, Sahara (Males’s)
Packable, breathable, protecting layer, with a silicone grip drop hem, ride-refined sleeves and body attachable stuff sack. Males’s and girls’s variations out there.
Cinder Downpour pants
Protecting 2.5-layer waterproof biking pants with ¾ size aspect zips for straightforward pull-on when the climate turns. Light-weight, packable and strengthened on the seat, they’ve a decrease leg hook and loop cinch to create a slim leg for biking. Males’s and girls’s variations out there.
Cinder Kinetic Jacket
Colors: Black, Orion Blue, Patriot Blue (Ladies’s) or Black, Mild Khaki/Beluga, Orion Blue (Males’s)
Stretch waterproof biking jacket with tender Proflex™ 3-layer cloth for breathable,
light-weight safety regardless of the climate. Cinch-in over helmet hood and protecting particulars. Males’s and girls’s variations out there.
Cinder Liner Bib Shorts
Liner bib brief designed to maximise consolation, mobility, and air flow when using over any distance. Constructed with ethereal, open mesh, soft-feel cloth, built-in storage, and a safe, 3D shaped, excessive density foam, low bulk chamois. Males’s and girls’s variations out there.
Colors: Blue, Purple Sage, Pink Grapefruit (Ladies’s) or Gray, Orion Blue, Sahara (Males’s)
Light-weight, half-zip biking tee constructed, physique mapped development, merino artificial fusion cloth. Odour resistant, fast wicking and quick drying, with a a relaxed match and a rear pocket. Males’s and girls’s variations out there.
The total vary can be out there quickly, and we’ll be bringing you assessments as quickly as we get our mitts on the package. Within the meantime, maintain your eyes on the Rab Cinder preview webpage.