From their Leicester base, Velobici continue to expand their range and increase their stockists worldwide. Taking pride in the rich history of the East Midlands knitwear industry, they stalwartly maintain the Made in England heritage by making use of local factories that still produce high quality garments for the fashion industry.
The Van-Vinden is developed using the new VB/Pro-Shell fibre that Velobici claim to be 100% waterproof and windproof yet breathable. The jersey is made up from three layers consisting of VB/Pro-VR1 for inner and outer, plus the all important middle layer made from a high-tech flexible PU membrane. The resultant laminated jersey is designed to offer comfort, stretch, insulation and protection from the elements in cold and wet riding conditions.
Velobici say, “The PU membrane is the crucial component in this special class of laminated fabrics: while the early developments of these types of fabric used a simple barrier membrane that kept rain and wind out and perspiration in, the latest type of membrane used in our fabrics has been developed to incorporate micro-pores of sufficient size to allow the transportation of the smaller perspiration particles out while acting as a barrier to prevent larger rain particles in.”
The outer layer of the laminated fabric has a DWR (durable water repellent) coating that helps precipitation bead up and roll off the garment. The anticipated result is you stay dry, you are thermally insulated from the effects of wind chill, and with enhanced breathability you could be looking at perhaps, with a decent base-layer, the only jersey you’ll need throughout the winter?
The Van-Vinden features the classic signature Vélobici 5 pocket design, 2 of which are zipped and waterproof, including the easy-access hip pocket.
We’ll be putting the jersey through it’s paces over the next few weeks, as winter maintains it’s grip on the temperature gauge. Look out for our Preview and Review soon.
Velobici Van-Vinden Winter Jersey – £195
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