Cycle clothing brand Vulpine has just released its autumn/winter range and here are five of the most interesting looking pieces.
1 Jinzu Raw Selvedge Cycling Jeans £179
The Jinzu Raw Selvedge Jeans are made from raw 12oz Japanese denim, from beside the Jinzu River. They’re cut specifically for cycling and come a diamond gusset for comfort in the saddle.
If you want cushioning, Vupline suggest you team them up with their padded Merino Boxers (£45)
Selvedge refers to a self-finished edge of the denim – which is the white-edge, in this case, when you turn up the hem.
2 Ultralight Thermal Quilted Jacket £169
The new jacket is designed to be warm and windproof for riding in cold weather. It’s quilted with Primaloft Gold insulation, the highest level of Primaloft which is breathable and (as the jacket name implies) lightweight. The outer fabric is said to be water resistant, as is the Primaloft Gold, and it dries fast.
Nick at Vulpine says that the thermal Jacket is cut loose for heavy layers and that many cyclists will prefer to size down for a slimmer fit with a single base layer.
3 Ultralight Thermal Quilted Gilet £119
As you might expect, the Ultralight Quilted Thermal Gilet is similar to the jacket (above) but with an absence of sleeves. The shoulders, like those of the jacket, are designed to be tough for coping with backpack and messenger bag straps.
4 Polka Cotton Cap £15
This is a classic cotton cycling cap although Vulpine reckon it’s the attention to detail that sets it apart from the crowd – and the polka dots. It comes in green, orange and red options.
5 Dogtooth Merino Silk Socks £25
Vulpine reckon that the combination of merino wool and silk means these draw moisture off the skin effectively. They’re intended to be comfortable even when wet.
Vulpine’s core lines return, with the Epic Cotton range in new colours for the urban styled Harrington Rain Jacket (£195), the more feature-laden distance riding Original Rain Jacket (£199), Cotton Rain Trousers (£139), and Cotton Rain Shorts (£115).
Pure merino wool long sleeves are back in the form of Alpine Jerseys (£99), Polo Shirts (£89) and Tees (£69).
The Thermal Storm Cap returns (£35), a fleece lined version of their popular wet weather Storm Cap (£25).
Check out the full range at www.vulpine.cc
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now pushing 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.