Found on BikeRadar.com
Winter is approaching fast and with it colder temperatures. That brings with it the question of just the right clothing for your ride. Those who ride on the road as well know there are two extremes: the tri-guy that still wears his sleeve-less skin suite while ice is forming on his forearms and Ken, who usually wears every piece of cycling cloth he owns and looks like Ralphy’s buddy Randy when shows up for a ride. But there is a middle way… Continue reading
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We first saw this fabric more than a year ago as a prototype material which DeFeet had fashioned into various garments, including a jacket. Goading us to try it on in the middle of summer, DeFeet president Shane Cooper smiled big as our jaws dropped.
Made of Tuf ‘n Lite Cool Fiber, the new UnD-ICE and Armskins ICE actually cool the skin as wind blows over them. Even better, they provide remarkable abrasion resistance, helping to protect your skin in the event of a wreck. In fact, the textile manufacturer says it’s tougher than commonly used aramid fibers like Kevlar.
But does it work? Well, I can’t vouch for the abrasion resistance, but I’ve been riding with one of the UnD-ICE undershirts this summer and it’s like air conditioning. Put your curiosity on ice after the break…