A lot of time and effort has gone into finding the right fabrics for our products.
The velocity trousers and shorts are made from 98% cotton and 2% elastine drill. Cotton drill is an excellent, hard-wearing and breathable fabric, made more comfortable for cycling in as a result of the 2% elastine. Before the fabric is made into garments it is treated with a Schoeller technology, to make it more durable to wear and resistant to water and stains. The result is a water resistant, durable and breathable fabric that responds to the elements, without compromising on aesthetic.
NanoSphere®: naturally self-cleaning
NanoSphere®, the nanotech-based finishing technology allows dirt and water to simply run off the surface of the textiles. This mimics the natural self-cleaning effect of certain plants whose leaves always remain clean, because dirt simply cannot adhere to the finely structured surface, and is easily washed off when it rains.
The natural non-stick and cleaning process, also known as the self-cleaning effect, is transferred to the surface of textiles by means of nano technology. Compared to traditional textile impregnation processes, NanoSphere® achieves significantly better results with regards to: water and dirt repelling properties, oil repelling properties, and washing permanence. The protective function of NanoSphere® is still retained after frequent use and numerous washing cycles and has no effect on clothing comfort, look, feel, breath ability or elasticity.
Water or such substances as ketchup, honey, coffee or red wine run off. And if they don’t happen to run off of their own accord, they can easily be rinsed off with a little water. Cleaning or washing the textiles is significantly easier. The textiles require less frequent washing and are washed at lower temperatures.
NanoSphere® is a registered trademark of Schoeller Technologies AG, Switzerland (patent protected technology).
The Velocity snood is made from 100% merino jersey. Merino wool has a number of characteristics that make it perfect for cycling.
Merino wool is highly breathable because the individual fibres can absorb up to 30% of their own weight in moisture, wicking moisture away from the body so the wearer stays dry and comfortable regardless of the temperature. This helps to regulate the body temperature, keeping you warm in cold weather and cool in hot weather. The natural anti-microbial properties of Merino wool make it odour-resistant – another big advantage over synthetic fabrics.