The winter is coming on fast, so Sugoi offers warm cycling clothing in its Fall 2011 line: perfect for autumn rides and winter training. The Sugoi system works from the cyclist’s skin to the outer surface of the apparel, and provides an optimal climate for the body, balanced temperature regulation, maximum comfort, and performance. With these great options, there’s no excuse not to ride this winter!
For women, the Hot Shot Jersey looks great and feels even better. Decorative side panels make the jersey sporty-chic. But it’s more than style, this jersey feels warm instantly. The wind breaking FinoTherm fabric is fleecy soft on the inside and breathable. It will keep a cyclist warm when the weather is cool, and as the day heats up, the jersey stays dry.
A full-length separating zipper on the front provides ventilation and makes the jersey easy to pull on and take off. There are two elastic back pockets slanted at the sides for easy entry. Gripper elastic ialong the back to keeps the jersey from slipping. Thankfully, the sleeves don’t have uncomfortable elastic, but they still nicely fitted.
The jersey comes in the usual sizes and great colors: White/Cherry, Gunmetal/White, Laguna/Abyss, Cherry/White, and Abyss/White. (MSRP $100)
Also for women, Sugoi’s Mid Zero RC Pro Tight is made of high performance fleece with an RC Pro chamois. These tights are perfect for base training also known as “long slow distance” as athletes get ready for the 2012 cycling season. Also, the tights are great for the final century ride of the 2011 season where autumn brings unpredictable weather conditions. The double knee layer keeps the knees warm, and the 8-panel contour construction with flat seams makes for a very comfortable fit. The tights come in the usual sizes, and one color: classic black. (MSRP: $100)
For men, the RS Zero Jacket is sleek, fitted, and climate controlled. It combines all the must-haves: breathability, moisture wicking, fast drying, wind-resistance, and water-resistance. On the exterior, Sugoi’s used Firewall 220 fabric–a wind and waterproof polyurethane layer.The jacket has a comfortable microfleece collar and a front zipper guard to keep the wind and wet weather out. The three back pockets include a zippered center pocket and two slanted open pockets for easier access.
MidZero (a soft, brushed stretch fabric) are strategically placed for breathability. The longer jacket tail features Sugoi’s gripping hem tape. Reflective accents on the jacket will increase visibility on dark winter days or if the epic ride stretches into the evening.
Sugoi’s colors for this men’s jacket are: Gunmetal/Tomatillo/Black, Chili Red/White/Black, and Olympian/White/Black. (MSRP: $200)
Men who ride hard in the winter will also appreciate Sugoi’s RS Zero Plus Bib Tight. The main fabric offers much more warmth than standard lycra and windproof knee panels keep the cold air out. The combination of Firewall 220, SubZero DWR, Power Lycra, and Mobil Mesh fabric are a perfect balance of weather-proofing, warmth, and breathability.
All the seams are flat stitched to boost comfort and there are no seams at all behind the knees to rub during pedaling. The bib section provides good coverage of the lower back while broad shoulder straps hold it in place comfortably.
The ten-panel construction make for a perfect fit and the foot stirrups keep the tights in place. The tights come in classic black and the usual sizes. (MSRP $200)
Ironman winners, world champions, and Olympians–they’ve all worn Sugoi, and they continually provide the company with flattering feedback on its range of apparel. The people at Sugoi admit that they revel in such praise from the ranks of the elite, but they’ve always known their success derives from recognizing and serving the needs of their core customer: the committed, everyday athlete.