Vulpine increases its offer with four new ranges for urban cyclists and Made in Britain collection.
We’ve covered Vulpine’s Indian Summer and Nightfall Commute collections earlier this year. Now it’s the turn of its third of four releases going into full-on winter riding, with the launch of Rainy City.
The principal piece is its Waterproof Deluge jacket. Like the Nightfall jacket, this comes in either navy or orange, but the Deluge adds extra rain protection. Vulpine says it’s fully waterproof and breathable. There are vents on the sides too, angled to let steam out but stop rain coming in and a removable dropped tail. It comes in men’s and women’s sizes from XS to XXL and costs £275.
Also in the Rainy City collection are Tailored Rain Trousers. At £150, they are water and wind resistant with a cycling-specific cut and buttoned ankle turn up to stop them ending up in your chain. They come in black, olive or navy.
And Vulpine has bundled up its classic waterproof cotton Harrington jacket at £250 and £15 merino socks into the collection too.
New fabrics and features
Vulpine’s Indian Summer range includes garments which are part of its new Made in Britain collection and are designed so that you can wear one set of clothes for the commute and for work and after-work.
Vulpine says that Indian Summer is designed for late summer and cool autumn urban riding. It’s designed to be multi-purpose, lightweight and comfortable and cater for cold starts and changeable conditions when out riding.
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Travel on a few weeks and we’re into the launch of the Nightfall range. Vulpine promises reflective kit which is comfortable to wear and doesn’t leave you hot and sweaty.
Finally we’ve got the Luxury Winter collection still to come, with clothing which Vulpine says is protective and at home in the bar as well as when riding.
Vulpine has also upgraded the fabrics it uses in many of its best sellers, like the Harrington rain jacket with increased wear resistance and stretch and the merino Alpine jersey, now made with extrafine merino. It says that its customers’ feedback has also led to new features including two-way zips.
There are also new stretch jeans for men and women, which are slim cut and designed to offset the seams from the saddle area by inclusion of a diamond gusset.
More details at vulpine.cc.