Brompton and Endura have collaborated on a new “City Apparel” collection that’s aimed squarely at the urban cyclist.
The collection comprises the London Waterproof Jacket, New York Multitube, Barcelona Windproof Packable Jacket, New York Insulated Reversible Vest, London Windproof Gloves and the Barcelona Coolmax Socks.
As its name implies, the London Waterproof Jacket is designed to keep the cyclist dry in downpours thanks to its 15,000mm waterproof fabric and fully taped seams, while underarm vents prevent overheating and reflective panels give a nod to visibility.
“Made from a waterproof (15,000mm resistance) fabric and constructed with fully taped seams, the London Waterproof Jacket keeps you dry in city downpours. Using highly breathable material and featuring underarm vents to prevent you from overheating, the jacket also includes reflective panels and ample storage space to take on everything that the city can throw at it,” says Brompton.
The New York Multitube is a versatile accessory for cold weather riding, which features merino wool that can be used as a neck warmer, face mask, headband or beanie hat.
“Keep cool breezes out, and warmth in. The Brompton New York Multitube can be used as a neck warmer, face mask, headband and beanie hat; perfect for use in the depths of winter. The natural merino fibers are soft on the skin, thermo-regulating, and odor-suppressing, making it the perfect companion for daily use,” says the British brand.
Brompton describes the Barcelona Windproof Packable Jacket as the “ideal all-rounder” in the collection, featuring a breathable, windproof and water-resistant fabric that can be packed-down to fit into a chest pocket or under the saddle.
“The Barcelona jacket is the ideal all-rounder. Made from a breathable, windproof and water-resistant fabric, it will protect you from all but the very worst of the elements. Combined with a lightweight fabric it can be packed away into the chest pocket and stored under the saddle for emergencies. Ergonomically positioned reflective panels provide on-bike visibility, whilst the clean lines and a simplistic design ensures this jacket won’t look out of place once you step off the bike,” adds Brompton.
Similarly, the New York Insulated Reversible Vest can be packed-down to a compact size as well, providing “maximum visibility” when turned inside out, while both are said to provide warmth and breathability.
“Worn layered up for ultimate warmth, or as an outer layer for in between seasons, the New York Gilet is a cool weather essential. Reverse it out for maximum visibility on the ride and pack away to a compact size when you don’t need it. Both sides provide warmth, breathability and packability thanks to the lightweight insulation inside. It packs into the chest pocket and can be stored under the saddle for meteorological emergencies,” explains Brompton.
Keeping one’s hands warm are critical for winter commuters. In response, the London Windproof Gloves have a windproof membrane that’s designed to “keep out the cold chill of winter, but is light and breathable enough to perform in warmer spring conditions too”. Also, a magnetic cuff attachment allows cyclists to attach the gloves to their bike when not in use, while touchscreen-friendly fingers, a sweat band and a neoprene cuff add to the their functionality.
“Understated with subtle branding, the London Glove offers technical protection from the elements whilst keeping a refined look; suitable for any urban setting. The windproof membrane will keep out the cold chill of winter, but is light and breathable enough to perform in warmer spring conditions too. With a silicone palm print for extra grip, touchscreen-friendly fingers, reflective detailing, terry sweat wipe, and a neoprene cuff. There are reinforced fingers to aid longevity while folding and magnets that allow you to attach your gloves to the bike frame; a simple solution while you’re fishing around for your travel card,” Brompton points out.
Lastly, all socks aren’t created equal when it comes to providing maximum warmth and comfort. That’s precisely why the Barcelona Coolmax sock was made, which relies on moisture-wicking coolmax yarn to keep the cyclist’s feet fresh and comfortable both on and off the bike, while reflective fibers provide an extra level of visibility when riding in low-light conditions.
The Brompton City Apparel collection is available now from Brompton’s website, and at Brompton stores and dealers world-wide.
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