We've been impressed with the clothing from OneTen, Hotlines' house brand first launched last year, with the Giro Short Sleeve Jersey and Intimo Short Sleeve Base Layer receiving good reviews. This year the range expands some new cold weather clothing, here's a first look.
The new Pioggia Shell (£109.99) is a lightweight shell jacket of the sort that is extremely useful during the autumn months when the weather can vary from one extreme to the next all in the period of a couple of hours on the bike. Stuff one of these in your pocket and you'll be ready for a sudden change of weather
It's bristling with features. Made from eVent waterproof and windproof fabric, it features a PTFE membrane to keep the elements outside, and is highly breathable. It's cut to sit close next to the body and features a huge dropped tail to keep your bum covered over when tucked low over the bike and stretchy mesh side panels to enhance the fit. Features conclude with a three-position adjustable collar, a waterproof RiRi front zipper at the front and reflective details.
Made from the same fabric but with the sleeves chopped off, the Pioggia Vest (£79.99) is a lightweight and waterproof gilet for when you need versatility the most. The back panel is made from mesh to aid ventilation.
The Intimo Seamless L/S Round Neck (£26.99) uses a microfibre polyester that is fast drying and very light next to the skin and offers high wicking properties. Seams are kept to a minimum to cut down on skin irritation. A 3D structured mesh is used around the back and a windproof fabric is incorporated around the front. OneTen say it's resistant to odour build-up
Finally, we have the OneTen Primo Bib Knickers (£64.99), because it's very definitely cold enough out there to cover up the knees. They've used body-mapping technology to give the best possible temperature and moisture regulation with the use of a fast-drying polyester fabric. A thicker Roubaix fabric is used on the legs and around the thighs to keep the cold at bay.
There's minimal seaming on the inside and labels are printed onto the fabric to increase comfort. Inside is their own synthetic chamois manufactured from XP1 perforated foam. Its anatomically shaped and ventilated.
Head over to www.onetenapparel.com for a closer look.
David has worked on the road.cc tech team since July 2012. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds.