These thermal, wind and water resistant tights have been designed specifically for cold rain, sleet and snow conditions, and windy temperatures between -17° - 4° C. They are ideal for frigid, winter conditions and/or for riders who may run cold and want the very best in the way of cold weather protection. They have been engineered with a cozy, brushed fleece interior and a Durable Water Repellent (DWR-coated) exterior for excellent protection on flex-points of the legs and hips. For additional protection against freezing road spray we have strategically paneled a 3-layer membrane material with cozy fleece backing in the lower-back area above the chamois and other primary wet-out areas (top of legs, calves, shins). DWR Storm+ fleece material is used in critical-stretch areas for better mobility and comfort. For added safety in low-light, winter conditions we used super bright (350+ lumens) reflective logos and strips on the back of the calves (reflective in motion is ideal for optimal visibility). The Vertex Tight is another one of our pieces that has been vigorously tested in Colorado's frigid winter temps and bears our proprietary WX-D, weather defense seal.
With our easy Clip&Pit™ design you can answer the call of nature without having to remove your jersey to pull off bibs straps, which is typically a deterrent to wearing bibs. Just unclip the chest strap and the stretchy construction of the uppers and waist girdle allow you to easily pull the bib down as you bend into the natural position for relieving yourself.
FABRICS & CONSTRUCTION
The most notable feature of the Vertex Tight is the use of zoned fabric placements. This means we utilized stretchy and soft Storm+ fleece in the flex-points of legs and hips, while also strategically placing fleece-backed, 3-layer membrane in areas which require more coverage, such as the low-back area above the chamois and other primary wet-out areas like the top of legs, calves and shins. This ensures maximum mobility while also providing excellent protection from tire-spray on wet rides. Uppers are made from a durable, single layer, raw-edge cut fabric. We have minimized the uppers to reduce bulk and increase breathability so that moisture will transfer away off the body, thereby maintaining a comfortable riding humidity and temperature throughout your cold weather adventure. This lightweight construction allows for more stretch and better comfort across a range of rider body shapes.
- Brushed fleece thermal fabric with Durable Water Repellent (DWR) finish for water resistance
- 3-layer laminate fabric in wet-out areas
- Clip&Pit™ design for worry-free nature breaks
- Elastic Interface® Road Performance Force 8+ hour chamois
- Reflective hip logos and calf strip (350+ lumens)
- YKK semi-auto locking ankle zippers for easy on/off
- 100% flatlock stitching
- Good for weather -17° – 4° C