Last week we told you about some interesting looking commuting trousers (or pants as they say State-side) from Outlier in New York designed to be technical enough to wear on the bike and tailored enough for the office or socialising.
We said we'd tell you when they launched their next commuting product, and… "biddaboom-biddabang" as I believe they say in New York City here it is, just in time for Winter the Winterweight Dry Gray pants.
Tyler Clemens from Outlier says "They made are made with a hardcore technical fabric that will keep you warm and dry no matter where you ride. They have a 40% stretch so you can move freely. Yet hold up to the repetitive motion of cycling and still look sharp and refined.
"The Dry treatment is directional. It pushes water in just one direction, away from your body. It wicks away the sweat and moisture, breathes as well as you do, and is seriously water resistant. Most rain, snow or slush just beads up and rolls away. It's a softshell so eventually it will saturate in intense conditions but when it does get wet, you'll find yourself dry in 10-20 minutes when safe from the elements. The fabric includes cordura grade nylon for major durability. The weave is such that the tough nylon is concentrated on the outside, while the inside is a fuzzy heat retaining fleece for warmth and comfort."
With cycling on the up in our cities but changing facilities at work lagging way behind we reckon there is a real gab in the market for commuting clothes over here.
To find out more check about Outlier and there clothing range visit their website at www.outlier.com
Plucked from the obscurity of his London commute back in the mid-Nineties to live in Bath and edit bike mags our man made the jump to the interweb back in 2006 as launch editor of a large cycling website somewhat confusingly named after a piece of navigational equipment. He came up with the idea for road.cc mainly to avoid being told what to do… Oh dear, issues there then. Tony tries to ride his bike every day and if he doesn't he gets grumpy, he likes carbon, but owns steel, and wants titanium. When not on his bike or eating cake Tony spends his time looking for new ways to annoy the road.cc team. He's remarkably good at it.