mens fm bike shell
very sheer waterproof nylon shell. the look & handle of this fabric coupled with superior make-up ensures a quality experience.
- front – & back vent panels where inside lining meets lower half of garment.
- seams that are ridged so as to avoid water run off into BMX panels.
- “3M” reflective piping front & back to ensure visibility. “3M” reflective indola logo @ back.
- finished garment weighs 240gr.
- basecloth 55gr/m2, 100% nylon woven. A waterproof silicone coating gives a waxy, crisp feel to this very sheer fabric.
- side – & underarm panels in “BMX” for venting. “BMX” is a polyester mesh with rice grain shape eyelett holes.
lining 100% synthetic ployester knit.
- available in two irresistible colorways. 1 bright, 1 more laid back.
- zip off sleeves. the garment has been engineered in a different way to ensure that the sleeveless version actually works. a part of the body zips off with the sleeve. the user then doesn’t look like Dr Spock when going sleeveless.
- zips: soft “vislon reverse” look. all plastic. ea zip complete with self fabric puller.
- body half lined, sleeves completely lined. keeps moisture away from the body & creates a further layer of insulation.
- easy access side pockets that live on the back not the side seam.
- garment folds into xtra pouch, attached to inside pocket.
note: fabric this light that is both waterproof and breathable does not exist. so your choice is between water resistant, which is good on a coldish day, and waterproof.
to cut a long story sideways. we have experienced 2 situations where the indola method of combining waterproof cloth with venting panels prevented hypothermia in truly inclement weather. other members of the group required assistance.
one instance was during a traverse of kammanassie mountain in the klein karoo. after 5h’s of sleet after it became dark. the other was in similar weather at 3 300m going over a pass during the “thin air challenge” in lesotho. one tips over into a state of hypothermia so quickly.
also available in ladies version.
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