With on-bike storage changing into the norm many riders want to ditch their packs and journey lighter, however on rides that require a rain shell or insulating layer, it’s robust to keep away from carrying a pack. 7mesh got here up with a handy choice within the Spring of 2022, introducing their Northwoods Windshell that packs into its personal pocket and straps to your body. Now, they’ve added this function to a number of extra outer layers and created the Stash System.
The Stash System assortment now consists of the Northwoods Windshell, the Copilot Jacket, the Freeflow jacket, and the Chilco Vest. All gadgets however the Freeflow Jacket are supplied in males’s and girls’s fashions (the Freeflow is presently males’s solely).
The Stash System items will be carried in your body, handlebars, or seat submit, making for versatile clothes that might work effectively for MTB, gravel, touring, or highway driving. The lineup cleverly consists of outer layers that swimsuit a spread of circumstances, providing a light-weight windbreaker, an insulating vest, a water-resistant shell, and an insulated jacket.
7mesh’s design crew examined varied iterations of the Stash System’s pockets and straps round their residence base of Squamish, B.C., an space that gives practically year-round driving and presents ever-changing climate circumstances.
Bikerumor has coated the Northwoods Windshell and the Copilot Jacket, so on this submit, we’ll shortly overview these items and provide you with full rundowns on the Chilco Vest and Freeflow Jacket.
For a whole description of the Northwoods Windshell click on that hyperlink to take a look at its announcement as a part of 7mesh’s Spring 2022 clothes line. Briefly, the Northwoods Windshell is a light-weight, breathable wind jacket constructed from DWR-treated Nylon. Its low-profile hood, drawstring hems, and dropped tail supply full protection, and it’s minimize with a relaxed match. After all, its key function is the way it packs into its personal zippered pocket and straps to your bike for handy carrying when not wanted.
Males’s sizes vary from XS-XXL, and coloration choices are Cadet Blue, Port, or Shadow. Girls’s sizes go from XS-XL and coloration decisions are Port or Yucca. MSRP ranges from $127.50-170.
Bikerumor additionally coated the brand new Copilot Jacket’s launch final summer season, so hyperlink over to that submit for full particulars. The Copilot is the absolutely waterproof and windproof choice within the Stash System lineup, constructed from breathable GORE-TEX Paclite Plus and that includes taped seams and a water-resistant zipper. Its drawstring-adjustable hood suits over helmets, and its dropped tail ought to maintain your butt dry.
The Copilot Jacket sells for $280. Males’s sizing runs from XS-XXL, and coloration decisions are Black, Elk, or Hinterland. Girls’s fashions can be found in XS-XL, with Black, Elk, and Wisteria colorways.
Shifting on to items we haven’t but coated, the lads’s Freeflow Jacket gives some heat for chilly rides with strategically positioned Polartec Alpha insulation. That insulation mixed with a 20D double weave ripstop Nylon outer material permits the jacket to maintain chilly air out whereas letting moisture and extra warmth escape.
The Freeflow is a hoodless choice within the Stash System lineup and doesn’t declare to be water-resistant, so it’s best suited for cool, dry rides. Design-wise it contains a excessive collar, elasticated cuffs with silicon grippers, a comfortable brushed collar and chin guard, a zippered pocket (with stash straps inside), and reflective logos. The Freeflow gives a trim match, and appears like a flexible choice for individuals who journey on and off the highway. It weighs in at 157g.
Males’s sizes XS-XXL can be found in Black, Redwood, or Midnight Blue colours. MSRP is $220.
WTV Chilco Vest:
The WTV Chilco Vest is a stashable choice for individuals who like sleeveless insulating layers. This vest options 7mesh’s new WTV (Wind Thermal Air flow) material, which mixes a puffy grid material with a woven wind-blocking face materials. The Chilco Vest is minimize with a relaxed match and weighs 218g.
A big rear pocket gives room for snacks and small gadgets and consists of stash straps so you may pack the vest away and carry it in your bike. The Chilco Vest is completed with a full entrance zipper, a comfortable contact neck, and reflective particulars.
MSRP is $160. Males’s coloration decisions are Black, Midnight Blue, or Honey, and sizes vary from XS-XXL. Girls’s sizes XS-XL are bought in Midnight Blue or Fawn.