Rab launches Cinder biking apparel range

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British outdoor brand Rab will launch their first collection of biking-friendly clobber this spring. The range called Cinder aims to build on Rab’s 40+ years of experience of making outdoor clothing.

Rab press release:

Building on more than 40 years of expertise crafting clothing and equipment for mountain activities, Cinder provides performance and protection over any terrain, in any condition – available to consumers this spring 

Tim Fish, Equip Product Director, explains: “Off road cycling adventures require immense versatility. Dealing with terrain, pace, and fickle weather. We have over 40 years of knowledge and experience crafting clothing and equipment to manage these conditions. This season we’re introducing a new cycling collection, combining that experience with a finely tuned fit to enable adventure and exploration.” ​ 

Cinder includes 31 styles for men and women and features advanced technologies as well as refined designs. From award-winning waterproofs that keep you fully protected but allow your skin to breathe; to layers that work in harmony to regulate your microclimate at a molecular level, the new designs with body mapped materials that perfectly balance protection and freedom of movement keep you comfortable in any conditions. 

The award-winning Cinder Phantom Jacket for men and women is the ultimate ultralight waterproof jacket for cyclists. Weighing in at less than 100g, it’s an exceptionally packable, breathable, protective layer, with a silicone grip drop hem, ride-refined sleeves, and a frame attachable stuff sack. The ultralight Pertex® Shield 2.5 layer fabric offers stretch, weather protection and breathability, built with a fusion of durable face fabrics and a breathable, microporous waterproof coating.  

The Cinder Kinetic Jacket is a stretch waterproof biking jacket, offering put-on, keep-on protection to riders who embrace any forecast. The next evolution in Rab’s popular Kinetic range, it is built with ultra-soft Proflex™ 3-layer fabric for breathable, lightweight protection that excels in all conditions. A unique Rab innovation, Proflex™ is made by sandwiching a bespoke PU hydrophilic membrane between two high gauge knit fabrics. Its construction allows Rab to make ‘softshell’ jackets with the waterproof protection of a traditional hardshell. Designed to transform the way you dress for the outdoors, Proflex™ is a true revolution in waterproof technology. 

For optimum freedom over any distance, the new Cinder Bibs, Cargo and Liner Shorts use the Elastic Interface® gravel specific chamois. After extensive field trials and lab research, this chamois was chosen as it suited the needs of a wide demographic of users offering consistent and enduring comfort over distance, days, and all terrain. Lightweight, breathable, and secure, it is built with a mixed cell structure for unmatched elastic recovery. Thanks to Elastic Interface® and their world-wide standard for quality and innovation, this chamois is built to last whatever the distance. 

The full Cinder range can be explored here on Rab’s site.

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  • dawson
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    Somebody should tell them that Gore makes a jacket called Phantom too.

    Also, “Gravel specific chamois” LOLS!

    ElShalimo
    Full Member

    Rab’s product lines change frequently, if this isn’t a big success they’ll probably drop it within a few seasons

    thepurist
    Full Member

    Should’ve had a swanky launch party with invites saying “Cinders, you shall come to the ball”

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    This is a good thing – they make good kit usually, and new designs with a wider experience of outdoor kit will likely be really good..

    ElShalimo
    Full Member

    I realy hope it is. They usually make lovely kit

    Merak
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    They used to make make lovely kit

    ads678
    Full Member

    HOW MUCH??!!?!?

    Seriously though, hopefully it’s not too silly expensive as I like their gear.

    MoreCashThanDash
    Full Member

    When will this start appearing at the factory outlet down the road…..🤔

    docrobster
    Free Member

    Ooh first on the list of stockists is my friend Tori’s little shop. Wonder if she will be open for mates rates?😂

     

     

    When will this start appearing at the factory outlet down the road…..🤔

    Got my daughter a lovely rab parka from go outdoors in Sheffield for Xmas. Excellent saving on rrp. Not as good as the montane factory shop mind…

     

     

    ryanmart96
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    I have the kinetic waterproof trousers for walking made by them and rate them a lot! Looking forward to seeing the kinetic jacket and it’s price.

    prettygreenparrot
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    Interested in that phantom with its hydrophilic sandwich filling. though the picture makes it look like soft cellophane.

    Shan’t be seeing any IRL as the nearest stockist looks like it is in Stoke.

    I didn’t see much more detail on the website ‘coming soon’ but I see there’s a new county.

    The Woods Cyclery : 56 High St, Lyndhurst , Hamshire

     

    the00
    Free Member

    Looks good, I’ll be interested to see it in person and try

    honourablegeorge
    Full Member

    I have a Kinetic/Proflex waterproof jacket, itt’s a soft and lovely thing to wear and is brilliantly waterproof, and I have never let it anywhere near a bicycle or dirt of any kind as I’m terrified of ruining it

    cookeaa
    Full Member

    Also, “Gravel specific chamois” LOLS!

    Maximum Chafe guaranteed!

    ElectricWorry
    Free Member

    @prettygreenparrot

    Hamshire is where the hydrophilic sandwich filling comes from.

    ratherbeintobago
    Full Member

    @Elshalimo I think that happened with Patagucci too?

    FunkyDunc
    Free Member

    Will be interesting to see what price point they come in at. Cycling gear is so expensive compared to decent out door gear

    whatyadoinsucka
    Free Member

    i do like rab gear, and its not a silly rapha collaboration, just wish they had some brighter colours,

    Sanny
    Free Member

    I have been using their Vapor Rise jackets and waterproofs on the bike for years and they are really good. Really interested to see what they come up with.

    Cheers

    Sanny

    eddd
    Free Member

    I’ve got a ‘normal’ kinetic jacket (kinetic Alpine?) that I use for MTB and it’s great. I’ve washed it loads and it’s still waterproof and breathing. No problems with the seam taping.

    They often end up on SportPursuit for a more reasonable price.

     

    belgianbob
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    I’d be interested to see if they’ve thought about securing an unused hood – I’ve got a great windshirt (Alpine pull-on) from them that’s useless on the bike because the hood acts like a parachute instead of packing away, and I can think of a load of ‘bike-specific’ designs that (I haven’t bought because they) also have this design flaw.

    matt_outandabout
    Full Member

    Indeed looking at the pictures I can’t see a hood ‘retainer’. I’ve a Scott cycling windproof that’s the same – and it bugs me every ride. Mrs_oab is going to sew something on.

    robertajobb
    Full Member

    Sometimes the Rab price reflects paying adults in Britain a wage rather than oppressed people in China.

    Still, if we’re all happy to have a huge trade deficit and support the Chinese regime, carry on buying cheap sweat shop imports.

    ayjaydoubleyou
    Full Member

    I’ve got a lovely Rab Nexus hoodie which I love and have worn on the bike a lot this autumn and winter.
    warm, light, quick drying.
    I was hoping for something like that but with a longer tail tbh.

    docrobster
    Free Member

    paying adults in Britain a wage rather than oppressed people in China.


    https://rab.equipment/uk/where-we-work

    highlandman
    Free Member

    It’s really tricky for us as users to interpret the linked statement from Rab about supply chain ethics and management. It could represent a positive push and progress, or it could be quite vacuous.

    Personally, I will continue to look at Keela, Paramo and Patagonia first for new kit and only look elsewhere when I need something that these cannot supply.

    warrior4life
    Free Member

    Anyone tried any of it yet?

    wheelsonfire1
    Full Member

    Is “Cinder” a new category of bike that I’ll have zero interest in?

    rOcKeTdOg
    Full Member

    1st ride in the shorts today, nicely made and no issues on a 50 miler
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    the kinetic waterprof jacket has a lovely soft feel to the outside and inside, it’s not rained proprly yet to test the waterproof properties but fit and function are good

    ahsat
    Full Member

    Anyone tried the Cinder Kinetic pants yet? Looking at them instead of the Patagonia storm as wear them all day weather proof layer – fed up of wet chamois (yes I do run a mud guard!).

    stwhannah
    Full Member

    We had a test pair in but returned them without testing because they didn’t fit me or Amanda and it didn’t seem like a different size would help. They were too tight in the calves but too big in the hips and waist, and too short for either of us. Hope that helps, sort of! I guess Amanda and I are fairly similar in build – same sort of height, although Amanda has a smaller waist than me. I guess a different shape person might fit them better.

    ahsat
    Full Member

    Damn the short in the legs bit was exactly what I was worried about as there is no long in the woman’s, and you are both similar height to me. Fit sounds disappointingly odd, and I’m a bigger build that both of you, so can’t imagine they will be any better on me. Thanks Hannah. Looks like it’s back to the Patagonia then.

    mmannerr
    Full Member

    I got Cinder Ridgeline Jacket on offer, seems pretty good for certain conditions. Only got couple of rides in before the weather turned worse but the combination of fleece-like material and some windproof panels kept me warm but not too sweaty.

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