Northwave has launched a new collection of cycling apparel called Sense, aimed at giving cyclists a new level of sartorial bliss with what the Italian company describes as “elegant, technically cut garments with impactful graphics.”
Indeed, Sense certainly sets itself apart from the typical flashy apparel one finds on the market nowadays, offering a more casual, understated look.
The Sense Jersey boasts the combination of two advanced fabrics that Northwave says provide optimal body contouring and compact fit, along with superior comfort and drying properties.
For instance, the jersey features a 150g material for the front, collar and sleeves called Sensitive Sand Leather, which provides UPF50+ UVA protection, as well as excellent compression courtesy of the fabric’s tight weave – something that’s crucial for protection from the sun and wind.
Additionally, the jersey comprises an ultrafine 80g material on the back, side panels and pockets called Sensitive Grace, combining excellent hydrophilic properties for wicking away moisture while also providing UPF50+ sun protection as well.
Another highlight of the Sense Jersey is its peculiar cut and shape, resulting in a raw-cut hem and longer sleeves to ensure a form-fitting design that provides maximum freedom of movement, while the low collar maintains a flush fit in a “tucked” position.
A die-cast YKK full zip adds to the tight fit of the jersey as well, along with 3 gusseted mesh pockets that ensure ideal storage, while full reflective borders and a chest logo improved visibility in low-light conditions.
The Sense Bibshort also features a similar high-tech material called Sensitive Fit St Double, providing UPF50+ protection and maximum comfort and breathability in lightweight denim pattern look.
The straps utilize microfiber on the front, along with Sensitive Plus material on the back, making sure they remain flat on the back when in a “tucked” position as well.
At the core of the Sense Bibshort, is Northwave’s innovative K-Performance pad, which features three different types of graduated density polyurethane foam, strategically placed to provide maximum support for the sit bones, while providing ultimate comfort during long distance rides. Moreover, the absence of perforations in the open structure foam, serves to maintain the pad’s shape and provide excellent contour and breathability.
Northwave’s Reverse Technology also makes sure that the profile of the pad adapts to the shape of the saddle, further ensuring the rider’s comfort and desired position on bike.
Lastly, comfort is increased thanks to raw-cut leg cuffs, which feature micro silicone grippers that embrace the thighs, while increased length adds more coverage and a reflective logo helps improving visibility in low-light conditions.
You can learn more about the Sense collection by visiting Northwave’s website here.
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