The soft goods manufacturers have pulled out all the stops this year with new designs, colors, and tons of all-new designed-for-women gear.
Endura had their new MTR cross country line and their enduro-oriented Singletrack line on display at Interbike. Check out the massive injection of color into this year’s products:
Endura’s new shark skin design. The special fabric patches cling and connect to each other, keeping the bib from drifting around inside of the outer short. This attachment system requires no forethought and is much easier than taking the time to clip your bibs into your shorts.
This jersey is silky-smooth.
Pearl Izumi had some pretty rad new mountain bike products on display at Interbike this year. And honestly, I was most stoked when I saw the new women’s clothes. Thanks to a new female product designer, Pearl Izumi’s women’s lineup is completely revamped, and totally on point! These new shorts, tank tops, and jerseys are exactly the kind of MTB gear that my wife likes to wear.
Left: the new Big Air jersey and Elevate short. Right: the new Launch jersey and Summit short.
New Summit shorts.
New shorts bib liner featuring a three-pocket design. Pearl Izumi gets it: many of us who like the styling and coverage of baggy shorts still recognize and love the performance and security of a bib.
New Women’s Launch 3/4 jersey.
The new Journey Tank and Journey Short
New women’s-specific riding shorts modeled after the extremely popular running shorts style.
The new Journey short.
New women’s Summit short.
New women’s Elevate short.
New women’s Journey Tank, backside.
The new MTB WRX jacket.
It features a hood that’s designed to go OVER your mountain bike helmet, complete with a vent in back to allow air to pass through so that it doesn’t billow up when you’re riding. I’m personally sick of seeing hoodless bike rain gear. Again, Pearl Izumi GETS IT.
Rear vent on the hood.
Additional core venting
The 2015 version of the X-Project shoes forego most of the straps and the standard upper ratchet in favor of a Boa closure system.
The top-tier X-Project features a dual Boa closure, while the more affordable models feature a single Boa for the upper shoe and a single velcro strap down near the toe.
The same themes of plenty of color and great women’s-specific gear showed up in Sombrio’s 2015 lineup as well.
Freeride kit: Pinner Shorts. MSRP: $120
Freeride kit: Disciple Jersey. MSRP: $60
Thanks to Sombrio’s location in North Vancouver, strong BC styling was very prevalent in many of their clothes. The new Vagabond plaid flannel button down riding shirt (MSRP: $99) can easily be warn out to drinks with your friends. This small loop on the back is specially designed for a blinky light in case you’re pedaling back late at night.
Stash your cash and ID in this zippered pocket if you’re going out for drinks. Or, if you’re busting out a quick after work loop, store your Co2 canisters, pump, and spare tube.
Highline shorts. MSRP: $110.
Corridor Jersey. MSRP: $65
DH Kit: Duster Jersey (MSRP $70) and Charger Shorts (MSRP $130)
Touch screen compatible fingers
Women’s Pedigree Jersey (MSRP $60) and V’Al Shorts (MSRP $75)