Growing up in the Netherlands equals growing up with lots of rainy bike rides. Whenever I complained about the bad weather my parents used to say ‘you’re not made from sugar hè!’
The weather isn’t always pleasant, but should that put you off going out and having fun? I don’t think so! Good gear is essential to enjoy the ride. The idea behind this jacket is to develop an item that can replace all those specific jackets that you take normally with you, so you don’t have to choose between a rain jacket, wind jacket or a casual jacket. The Escape Jacket is for you, whether your escape is a 300 km bike packing route across the Netherlands or nipping across town for a coffee.
Although we’re definitely not made of sugar, we don’t mind a touch of (lilac) sweetness when we’re surviving the elements right?
The Escape jacket is made up of two complementary layers. The outer layer maintains a water repellent (DWR) coating and the inner membrane is completely waterproof. This double layer system gives versatility and efficiency. The two-way zipper makes temp control and pocket access effortless, so you won’t need to totally unzip to get to your stashed pockets.
The storm hood features an elasticated closure to keep the weather at bay and can be worn over or under a helmet. A magnet system keeps the hood in place when it’s not being used, to stop it flapping in the wind. A large chest pocket keeps your valuables safe from the rain and close to hand. Reflective stripes on the sleeves and a reflective, zipped pocket on the rear ensure you stay seen in low light conditions.
Model is wearing a size Small Jacket and Medium Bibs
Model is 1,78 m, 65 kg and has confection size S or 36
Jacket Key Features:
Durable water repellent finish
Relaxed fit for comfort on and off the bike
Stretchable and breathable
Elasticated drawcord hem
Elasticated hood for use under or over a helmet
Magnetic system for storing the hood
Reflective zipped pocket on back
Integrated reflective details on the arms
Two-way YKK zipper with camlock puller and internal zipper flap
Zipped chest pocket
Cut longer at the back for optimum cycling position
Machine wash cool: 30°C – Avoid detergents, fabric softeners or conditioners
Do not tumble dry
Do not dry-clean
Do not iron
Do not bleach
Wash with similar colours
What is DWR?
Durable Water Repellency, or DWR, is a technology that causes water to bead on the surface of the fabric so that instead of soaking into the garment’s outer fabric, the rain simply rolls off. By reducing the amount of standing water on the garment’s outer, the breathability of the fabric is maintained and it remains light and comfortable to wear. After prolonged use you may find that the DWR’s performance begins to diminish. This can be refreshed by applying a DWR treatment after washing.