Vulpine has launched a Luxury Winter urban cycling range that includes a men’s mac and a women’s trench coat, both made in Britain, along with a cashmere sweater. It looks like the lineup is well-named in that it’s made from high-end fabrics with neat details.
The cycle-specific aspects of the designs are subtle. When you’re walking around town the clothing certainly won’t shout, “I’ve just got off my bike”.
Here are the range highlights.
The Men’s British Cycling Mac is available in dark navy and stone. It is made from a British Millerain fabric that’s designed to be breathable and showerproof, and it comes with a reflective tail split.
The Women’s British Cycling Trenchcoat is available in the same colours and is also made from a British Millerain fabric, but this time it’s a double-breasted design with a belt. Like the men’s mac, it comes in a cycling fit with pleated shoulders to allow the movement you need to reach the handlebar.
The Sweater is made from Italian cashmere and merino wool and features suede shoulder patches that are designed to prevent abrasion from the straps of a bag.
The Men’s British Silk Scarf and Pocket Square (£80) and the Women’s British Silk Scarf (£60) are “woven by British artisans” – how very Rapha-esque! – while the Merino Winter Collar (£25) is available in four different colours.
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.