This year’s spring/summer road range from HOY Vulpine, the long-term collaboration between Vulpine and Sir Chris Hoy, has been launched. The new designs include Keirin-inspired high-end performance cycling kit known as the Senko collection as well as a Sportive range promising a more forgiving, less race orientated fit.
The Senko Collection is named after the Japanese term for a daring attack during a Keirin race. It includes a jersey and bib shorts as well as a women-only vest. Laser cut and constructed from lightweight Italian fabric, it is said to offer a smooth aerodynamic race fit, while the bib shorts feature the highest specification CyTech pad and wide leg grippers to minimise digging in and marking.
“Developing the Senko range has been a detailed but enjoyable collaborative effort with myself and the team at Vulpine and I’m really proud of what we have produced,” said Hoy. “The kit looks great and the technical capabilities of the kit far exceed the price point.”
The Sportive collection comprises jersey, bib shorts and mitts, all of which are designed to be comfortable for longer rides.
There is also the fully waterproof yet breathable Portixol rain jacket, described as “a high spec, hardworking jacket to combat the British grimness.”
Sir Chris Hoy personally tested all the garments, as did Vulpine founder, Nick Hussey, who said:
“Chris and I are both from a racing background – obviously of somewhat varying levels – but we have a shared passion to create beautiful kit, with fantastic materials and technology, but simply presented.
“The word we’d use to describe our range is ‘classy’; we want each piece to make a more subtle style statement, yet completely nail the fit and function, with outstanding attention to detail. Comfort and performance moved on, quietly. The results make us hugely proud.”