Really feel Good, Journey Good: Fall-Prepared Equipment from Sombrio
Sombrio has been round because the Eighties and established themselves as pioneers of contemporary and useful mountain biking attire. At this time, it’s virtually inconceivable to think about mountain biking clothes being restricted to skin-tight Lycra and or carrying plain, regular jeans out on the paths that had been typical within the 80s. Sombrio created a brand new vary of substances that continues to test all of the containers for mountain bike riders by way of the many years with useful and trendy items to reinforce the driving expertise. I not too long ago acquired to check out their Fall-ready package: Silhouette Driving Shirt, Summit Tank, Summit Shorts, and Cadence Liner.
Silhouette Driving Shirt
The Silhouette Riding Shirt is a traditional plaid button-up that’s meant to be worn on and off the path. It’s particularly tailor-made for mountain biking by the corporate that determined that there was extra to mountain biking attire than lycra again in 1980. This button-up is great for fall climate or for these chilly early morning experience begins that we generally dread. Pair this shirt with the Sobrio Summit Tank for an all day driving package.
The shirt is product of light-weight cotton and polyester mix for consolation, sturdiness, and performance. You’ll wish to put on this shirt all day. I by no means felt it acquired in the best way of my driving. The simple snap-on buttons on the entrance and on the cuffs make it straightforward to tackle or off. You’ll discover the 2 flap chest pockets that add fashion and room for vitamin gels or ID playing cards.
Out on the paths, this shirt helps maintain the rider heat whereas serving to to dissipate warmth and sweat when the climbs get demanding. The small underarm holes are enormously welcomed to vent warmth. In the event you neglect to test the climate earlier than your experience and issues get too sizzling, unbutton the shirt and roll up the sleeves for optimum air flow. You may as well match elbow pads by rolling up these sleeves. The polyester and cotton mix provides this shirt a top quality really feel, and I’m sure it’s going to survive many washes. The shirt ought to be capable to deal with some falls however I wish to see bolstered supplies on the forearm and elbow space.
The Silhouette Driving Shirt is likely one of the most light-weight and comfy button-up path shirts I’ve tried. This isn’t only a unisex button-up. It’’s particularly tailor-made for girls who spend their days on the saddle. The shirt is true to measurement with a “free/dishevelled” really feel to it. I feel many ladies will admire the roomy chest space. A tailor-made low minimize on the entrance will maintain the shirt out of the best way and a protracted hem on the again will maintain your decrease again coated. No buttcrack displaying with this shirt! It permits for loads of vary of movement, and I loved the wiggle room that it gives. In the event you favor a extra fitted fashion, it’s possible you’ll wish to measurement down. I’m 5’7” and 157 lbs. carrying a measurement medium. Sombrio’s sizing chart for tops was fairly correct. I counsel checking it out and measuring to make sure the proper match.
I can’t neglect to say the hidden and easy-to-access zipper pocket on the aspect seam on the decrease proper. I used to be in a position to match an ID, bank card, two gels, and a chapstick inside. I wish to see a lens cleansing fabric on their subsequent iteration like many different corporations are doing, together with velcro or buttons for the 2 chest pockets. The worth tag at $100 might deter some mountain bikers, however this shirt will final you a lot seasons of driving. Don’t neglect you can too use it for mountaineering and lots of many different actions.
Total, the Silhouette Driving Shirt is a flexible piece so as to add to your wardrobe.
Colours: Creek Plaid (examined), Buffalo Plaid
Materials: Dura Tek – 56% polyester, 41% cotton, 3% spandex
The Summit Tank just isn’t your typical tank prime. It comes with a contemporary twist meant for decent days on the path. The Cool Wik materials gives loads of breathability whereas being silky clean to the contact. It pairs effectively with the Silhouette Driving Shirt. This combo stored me heat at daybreak and funky because the day progressed. I used to be pleasantly shocked to discover a small zippered stow pocket within the decrease again of the tank the place you may match small bank card sized gadgets.
The tank really runs on the bigger measurement, which labored out nice for me as I favor a looser consolation match. In the event you’re searching for a fitted fashion, it’s possible you’ll think about sizing down out of your typical minimize. This tank is a simplistic method to summer season driving. Keep cool and look cool all day lengthy.
Colours: Mustard Dust (examined), Coho Tunnel
Materials: 56% polyester, 41% cotton, 3% spandex
The Summit Shorts are your all mountain path shorts meant to maintain you driving in fashion season after season. They provide 4-way stretch sturdy and breathable cloth to make driving much more gratifying. Having tried the Sombrio V’AL 2 Shorts previously, I knew these wouldn’t disappoint, and these shorts actually dwell as much as their description. They’ve change into my “each day” shorts. With a secured entrance zipper and hidden snap button with velcro, they don’t slide down the waist when driving. If the shorts really feel a bit free on the waist, like they did for me initially, the velcro straps on the waistline supply adjustability for a extra personalised match.
With light-weight cloth mixed with the 4-way stretch consolation, these shorts will encourage you to take the longer route. The clothes you select to put on could make a giant distinction relying on the climate. Having air flow holes within the higher again space and close to the inside thigh helps maintain issues cool. You recognize they’re good shorts whenever you neglect you’re even carrying them, which is one thing I don’t at all times expertise with path shorts. Additionally, I didn’t really feel the shorts catch on the saddle which was a plus.
Lastly, 4 pockets! The pockets are my favourite function of those shorts. There are two giant zippered entrance pockets that permit me to hold my iPhone XR and ID playing cards, and two again pockets for once I have to stash extra path goodies. You possibly can by no means say no to extra pockets! For these of you who experience on the bike park typically, there’s a lift-ticket clip contained in the left entrance pocket.
These shorts are virtually excellent. The one factor that was odd for me was the sizing. I adopted the sizing information and went for a medium, solely to seek out they had been very comfortable across the waist limiting my general motion. I made a decision to measurement as much as a big however discovered they had been a bit baggier than anticipated, particularly on the thighs. I want there was a measurement between their medium and huge, however the giant will just do advantageous. It’s necessary to notice that the Velcro tabs got here very useful on a measurement giant when totally cinched and so they keep in place. When totally cinched, these Velcro tabs do look a bit bunched up within the again waistband, however with a free prime you received’t actually discover it. The leg seam on a medium rests above my knee whereas the massive is beneath.
Colours: Black (examined), Nu Navy, Heathered Charcoal
Materials: Mobil Mesh (84% polyester, 16% spandex) ; Piston 230 (72% nylon, 28% spandex)
The Cadence Liner is a really breathable and stretchy chamois for lengthy days out on the path. The consolation stage is excessive with loads of padding and a hugging broad waistband. The Mobil Mesh throughout does a wonderful job at wicking away sweat and moisture.
Chamois becoming is all about private choice, as all of us come in several styles and sizes, so take my impressions with a grain of salt. The Cadence Liner gives a cosy no-gap match, permitting the stretchy cloth to mildew to my physique form. I barely observed they had been there. The seat padding has 4 panel segments that cowl my sit bones and supply loads of cushion consolation, stopping any painful stress. This chamois doesn’t not minimize into my legs or groin or roll up in the course of the experience. You possibly can be happy to experience all day lengthy with these.
Just like the Summit Shorts, I needed to measurement up for an ideal match. Once more, I adopted the sizing information and the medium didn’t match, so I exchanged the chamois for a big measurement. I might positively advocate taking your measurements because it appears the tops and bottoms sizing might be inconsistent. For instance, I’m a medium in tops, however a big in bottoms for Sombrio.
The $80 price ticket on these might push you away, however investing in a high-quality chamois would be the distinction in enjoyment and efficiency when driving. All the time make investments the place your physique makes contact along with your bike. At this worth, I wish to see some silicone grip on the leg openings to forestall them from probably driving up, however thus far that hasn’t been a difficulty. You probably have been on the hunt for a cushty chamois as a result of your present ones aren’t fairly assembly your expectation, I counsel you think about the Sombrio Cadence Liner.
MSRP: $80 (out there from Sombrio)
Supplies: Mobil Mesh (84% polyester, 16% spandex) ; Piston 230 (72% nylon, 28% spandex)
Type, sturdiness, performance, and lifelong guarantee don’t typically are available in one package deal. Sombrio did what they do greatest, which is to dive deep into their mountain bike roots to create wonderful gear for riders.
Thanks Sombrio for offering these things for testing.
The Feel Good, Ride Good collection is an effort to assist girls discover mountain bike gear and clothes that simply feels proper. We acknowledge girls have totally different physique shapes, kinds, and wishes so we hope to assist them uncover girls’s merchandise that match these distinctive necessities so we will simply give attention to the experience. Whereas we’re all totally different, all of us need gear that matches, that works, and matches the power and persona we convey to the bike. We’ll be again on #FeelGoodFriday with extra girls’s MTB merchandise