New Designs and Fabrics Help Riders Thrive in Cool and Wet Weather
Hincapie Sportswear has announced its Fall 2013 Collection with apparel for fall and winter’s cooler temperatures and wet days, plus a new Italian-inspired line for style and performance.
The Collection is the result of Hincapie Sportswear partnering with world class athletes and teams, who test Hincapie's new apparel designs in top level races and in the most extreme and harshest conditions, providing invaluable feedback used to refine and improve the company's products.
Arenberg Series — Designed for the year-round cyclist, the new Men's Arenberg Zero Jacket and Vest is made from textured, four-way stretch MTX Wind Repel™ fabric, which provides a conforming fit and light insulation for mild to cool temperatures. The HyperOptic Roubaix™ reflective treatment gives riders superior visibility while the Super Roubaix™ back panel adds warmth and breathability. Other features protect against the elements including a weather protective center front zipper with internal storm placket, enhanced ergonomic design to improve riding comfort and element protection, and a weather-protective hem, cuffs, and collar to seal out the elements. The new women's Arenberg Zero Jacket has many of the same features.
Other new offerings in the Arenberg Series include:
- The Men's Arenberg Zero Bib Tight, made from soft, supple, and highly abrasion resistant four-way stretch Super Roubaix™ fabric, which insulates and wicks moisture away from the body. Wind and water resistant TourTek™ Zeropanels arestrategically placed for ultimate protection from adverse conditions. The Arenberg Zero Bib Tights also feature full bib construction with locking front fly zipper for added comfort and anatomical Hincapie Power Chamoiswith E.I.T. Max fabric.
- Women's Arenberg Capri and Tight provides coverage and thermal insulation for extreme cold. The tights also feature anatomical Hincapie Women’s Power GT Chamoiswith E.I.T Max fabric and perforated, high-density foam inserts, plus a zippered back pocket.
- Arm, knee, and leg warmers made from BodE Thermal Loft™, a soft, supple elastic knit fabric that insulates and wicks moisture away from the body, and fleeced-lined HyperOptic Roubaix™ fabric, which provides superior visibility on the roads while maintaining a flexible, comfortable, conforming fit.
- Shoe covers are also new this year, made from the textured, four-way stretch TourTek™ Zerofabric, providing a conforming fit andwinter-weight insulation for riding in all seasons.
Ghisallo Series — Hincapie's new men's Ghisallo Series pays tribute tothe Giro di Lombardia, the oldest and one of the most prestigious events on pro cycling's calendar. The “race of the falling leaves” can also be one of the wettest, which is why the classic Italian-themed series is made with the highest quality fabrics to keep cyclists insulated, warm and dry during long fall and winter rides.
The Ghisallo Jersey is made for inclement weather and provides greater versatility over a wider range of conditions than nearly any other product on the market. The jersey utilizesAcquaZero™ for water repelling and breathability with plush, fleece lining for insulation. The design also utilizes elbow length sleeves for extra protection against cool rain, and can be paired with matching arm warmers that can be added or removed as conditions change.
Ghisallo Long Sleeve Jersey, made from QuadroHotfabric, which insulates from the cold and has an inner layer of fast-drying, hollow-core fibers to wick moisture away from the skin.
Ghisallo Bib Knicker, made from winter weight, fleeced-lined BodE Thermal Heat™stretch knit fabric, providing excellent moisture wicking and unsurpassed insulation. It also features soft, supple BodE Thermal Loft™ elastic knit, which insulates and wicks moisture away from the body
Ghisallo Vest, also designed with winter. weight, fleece-lined BodE Thermal Loft™elastic knit.
Arm and knee warmers and shoe covers also have water-repellant properties.
Power Series — The new Women's Power Tour Jacket and Vest moves with the body while providing unparalleled wind protection. Regulator Tek™ with Thermocool™ optimizes body temperature regardless of activity level while the Breathable TempoMesh™super-stretch panels provide superior ventilation and freedom of movement.
Casual Series — For Fall 2013, Hincapie Sportswear has introduced racing-inspired casual wear with distinct style, a fit designed for athletes, and maximum comfort through premium fabrics. The men's Fahrenheit Jacket, features feather-light E5 Micro Ripstop™fabric with weather protective coating that stops wind and light rain and lightweight compressible recycled eco2sy® filling for maximum insulation. In the women’s line the Fontana Jacket a lightweight puff jacket that blends style with functionality. It also features the weather protective E5 Micro Ripstop™ fabricand eco2sy® filling as well as aninsulated hood to create additional warmth on colder days.
Hincapie Sportswear also features rain jackets, gloves, and a full line of accessories to ride in any weather conditions year round.
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Chris Lyman, Lyman Public Relations