by Dave Anderson
September 3, 2014
Sharon’s third and penultimate report on women’s bike wear from Eurobike 2014 featuring Fox, Yeti and ION
Fox’s New Trail Riding Range
Keen to appeal to trail/enduro riders, Fox’s new women’s collection mirrors the technical superlight features of the men’s Attack series. The entry level kit (left of photo) has a moisture wicking Aircool jersey and 2-way stretch shorts. Popular graphics taken from the motocross line give the Lynx jerseys a distinctive look, as does the low-cut neckline (I am told that it is not going to be quite so revealing in the production model).
Co-ordinating Lynx shorts are 4-way stretch and have detachable “innies”
Complete the look with matching Flux helmet and Reflex gel gloves. Word is that a full downhill women’s kit may follow too.
Fans of the Yeti turquoise will not be disappointed with next year’s collection. Accented with charcoal grey and reddy-pink, the new range is super-stylish, but at the same time looks and feels really wearable and practical. I’m loving the Enduro jersey with ¾ sleeves as a combo with the longer length, kneepad accommodating Norrie shorts.
For cooler days the new Smuggler hoody would make a great all-round jacket on or off the trail. Alternatively you could cosy-up in the Keota zipper hoody with its rad Yeti Colorado graphs.
ION pinning it!
A popular choice in the Singletrack office, I was keen to see what ION had in the pipeline and I was not alone; the stand was “buzzing”. On paper, the new 2015 collection for women does not disappoint; the toned-down colour palette with predominantly darker shades is perfect for getting down and dirty. With the use of an impressive range of performance sports materials, this clothing seems to take functionality to new levels.
The entire women’s range did not seem to be on the stand and I missed out on seeing the new shred gear, however even the trail gear ticks the radness box!
Tune in tomorrow for my final instalment featuring Gore Bike Wear, Shimano and Cube
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