If you want to catch our eye in our news inbox, there are two ways: a huge price tag, or a great name. Which is it from 7MESH that grabbed us here?
The new 7MESH range for autumn/winter has been released and includes new and updated waterproof jackets, plus the wonderfully named Thunderpant – which are waterproof trousers.
7MESH Skypilot Jacket
The Skypilot Jacket is the next evolution of 7mesh’s Guardian Jacket, made with soft and silent Goretex Active 3L fabric for breathability and complete weather protection. At only 250gm and supremely packable, &MESH reckon it’s the go-to for mountain bikers who demand gear that delivers no-compromise, no-excuse performance in all conditions. The Skypilot Jacket is priced at $350 USD/£300 GBP/€350 EUR.
7MESH Copilot Jacket
The Copilot Jacket is a new addition to the range and comes in women’s and men’s cuts. Even more packable than the Skypilot, it uses a Goretex Paclite Plus construction, allowing the entire jacket to pack into its own pocket when it’s not needed. At 235gm, the Copilot is for riders who want to pack light, move fast, and be fully protected, and is priced at $250 USD/£220 GBP/€250 EUR.
7MESH Rebellion Jacket
If road riding is your thing, or you don’t like hoods, the Rebellion Jacket could be for you. It is now available in a High-Visibility model with eye-catching colour contrast panels and reflectivity applied to critical areas. This fitted sub-200gm waterproof jacket costs $350 USD/£280 GBP/€350 EUR and is available in a men’s and women’s fit.
And now, to the Thunderpant. 7MESH says years of work and testing have gone into developing the Thunder Pant, their first-ever full-length waterproof pant. Built with two different weights of Goretex Pro, the Thunder Pant aims to offer water protection and breathability along with exceptional durability. Waterproof leg zippers make for easy use while cut-to-length cuffs allow custom fitting for different inseams. They’ll also be available in both a men’s and women’s fit, making these a very rare item of women’s waterproof clothing indeed. We’ve certainly been impressed by their Revo waterproof shorts before now. The Thunder Pant costs $300 USD/£280 GBP/€300 EUR – which also caught our attention. That’s undeniably a lot of money – especially if you’re cutting them to length yourself… surely the moment of snipping is going to feel like a nervous pants moment?
If you’re squawking at the cost, you might want to take a moment to hear just how much thought goes into the 7MESH products. Appealing to the ‘buy once, buy well’ school of thought, this is gear to stand the test of time. Plus, imagine the hours of happy fun you and your fellow riders can have when they spot you out wearing your Thunderpants. But, if these live up to the billing, you won’t care – you’ll happily take their pants themed jibes in exchange for a dry bum, won’t you?
Thunderpants. It has caused us an earworm, which we will share with you now. You’re welcome.