Eurobike 2014: Women’s Fashion News Part Two

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The second instalment of Sharon’s round up of what’s new in women’s bike wear, featuring Five Ten, Scott, LIV and Race Face…

Five Ten’s New Arrival!
There has been much excitement here for the unveiling of the first women specific Freerider shoes. Two great looks; one in charcoal grey trimmed with suede with a reddy-pink sole, the other in a lighter grey canvas, lined in turquoise.

Designed on a narrower last than the men’s version, they should give better stability to the footbed and the heel; a lower cut out at the ankle is also more suited to the female foot. Word is that they will be ready for general release spring/summer 2015.

Coming soon!
Coming soon!

Scott’s Trail Woman Range
New for 2015 is the Scott Trail hooded Insulator jacket. A water repellant DRYzone, DWR outer layer with Primaloft quilted lining. Available in three colours, this packs down small enough to be practical for post ride cosiness.

Scott Trail woman Insulated jacket
Scott Trail woman Insulated jacket

Again with weather protection and packability in mind, here are the Trail Woman Rainshorts. The light DRYOsphere fabric claims waterproofing, windproofing and breathability without bulk. A handy small storage pouch comes with them.

Scott Trail Woman Rainshorts
Scott Trail Woman Rainshorts

For full-on protection from the elements the Gore-Tex Trail Woman Active Shell caught my eye. The design of the wrist cuff now incorporates an elastic/Velcro combo, which provides improved protection and a neat solution to water seepage in the worst downpour.

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LIV Official Launch
World class female cyclists Marianne Vos, Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Jolander Neff were on hand signing autographs at the official global introduction of LIV, the new women’s cycle brand from Giant.

LIV champions
LIV champions

First introduced in Asia, this new female orientated company is committed to making cycling more accessible to women and aims to inspire more women from all around the world to ride a bike. It sees cycling as a way to empower women from all cultures and allows them to share the freedom.

A comprehensive product collection includes women specific bikes, apparel and gear.
A comprehensive product collection includes women specific bikes, apparel and gear.

Race Face Update
Race Face are marking the success of the women’s Khyber range by introducing a couple of new colourways to the popular shorts design for 2015.

Old favourites from Race Face live on!
Old favourites from Race Face live on!
2 new colours for 2015
2 new colours for 2015
Khyber Race face Women’s jerseys
Khyber RaceFace Women’s jerseys
New lycra topped comfort fit DIY shorts
New lycra topped comfort fit DIY shorts
New women specific hard shell body protection
New women-specific hard shell body protection

On the jacket front, there are no women-specific products in the pipeline, though the men’s Team Chute waterproof maintains its appeal for both sexes.

Team Chute in the new orange.
Team Chute in the new orange.

The new colour also accents the new lifestyle hoody.

Ladies side zip hoody.
Ladies side zip hoody.

There’s more coming in part three. For all of our Eurobike coverage, click here.

Comments (4)

    Ah nice one Sharon. Some lovely stuff. Scott and Race Face coming up trumps there :0)

    Why is Scott clothing so hard to come by? It’s good quality and well designed, those Rainshorts look very interesting and innovative.

    To be fair though, women are doing pretty well these days for mtb clothing!

    “First introduced in Asia, this new female orientated company is committed to making cycling more accessible to women and aims to inspire more women from all around the world to ride a bike. It sees cycling as a way to empower women from all cultures and allows them to share the freedom.”
    Or it just wants to sell me some t-shirts.

    Please tell, me where I can get the waterproof shorts FORTHELOVEOFGOD!!!!!!!!!

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