My friends at Shutt Velo Rapide have been busy this year. They’ve backed two race teams, Shutt Squadra Donne and Twenty3c-Focus, extended sponsorship of the Women’s Team Series and 3 Days of Bedford, the UK’s only multi-day women’s stage race.
They’ve also been busy with their new designer, Lucy Gardner, adding three new women’s Merino Perform™ jerseys, a New Men’s Classic Jersey, and several limited edition Tweed Caps all handmade in their UK Factory to their range of Autumn Winter clothing which includes 2 performance jackets and winter leg-wear. Last year I attended the photo shoot of the Autumn/Winter range and posted about it here: http://girodilento.com/shutt-velo-rapide-winter-range-sale-and-london-bike-show/
First up are the women’s jerseys. AW13 sees Shutt launch their Sportive, Classic & Signature Jerseys in a women’s fit. Shutt has always ensured that its clothing range looks gender neutral. After 4 years of development and testing by its women’s cycling team Squadra Donne it now has a strong range of women’s garments.
Sharing similarities with the men’s jerseys constructed from lightweight Merino Perform™ fabric, with a reinforced 3 pocket design a 4th hidden waterproof lined valuables pocket, 360° reflective hem and gripper, full length reflective zip [Classic Jersey] and neat zip garage they feature a closer fitting women’s specific fit.
For men this Autumn, Shutt has extended both its Classic and Sportive jerseys by bringing out both in a red long sleeve edition. “We’ve used a high merino content Merino Perform™ fabric, much higher than any comparable jersey, but we feel that the investment makes for a better performing jersey for this time of year.” said Miss Peppiatt.
The Performance Jacket gets a bit of a revamp from the popular Winter Jacket of Shutt’s 2011 range. An essential for winter it has plenty of reflective piping, reflective panels, elasticated cuffs to get the rain out, zipped pockets and a storm flap. Constructed from a range topping fabric from Swiss firm Eschler, who also supply a well known Swiss cycle clothing company. It’s a three-layer fabric designed to meet the four requirements – waterproof, windproof, breathable and insulating.
Shutt’s Active Jacket is made from a soft-shell fabric which, like the Performance Jacket, is waterproof, windproof, breathable, while a micro-fleece lining provides extra warmth.
Roubaix Bib Tights make another appearance this autumn and are lined with a brushed Thermo-Roubaix fabric, with a water repellent outer treatment. With no pad the tights are designed to be worn with your favourite pair of shorts underneath, both for comfort and a little more warmth in the depths of winter and to save on the need for washing after each wear.
Shutt’s Autumn/Winter wardrobe is completed with the Roubaix 3/4 Bib Knicks. Designed for cooler spring and autumn days, and warmer winter rides. In contrast to the tights, the Knicks do have a chamois, constructed from multi-density foam with an anti-bacterial fabric.
Shutt are also currently selling the Squadra Donne women’s team kit at half price to end the season you can find the range here: http://www.shuttvr.com/shop/category/28/
You can find out more at: http://www.shuttvr.com/
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