French brand Café du Cycliste have launched their first full autumn/winter clothing range.
Coming after the success of the firm’s summer range, Café du Cycliste say their dislike of cold and wet weather has led to them working “twice harder” on the technical aspects of their debut autumn/winter range.
Continuing the theme of their summer kit, Café du Cycliste have bid to combine practicality with style, to produce clothing which, they say, would not look out of the place off the bike.
The Heidi winter jacket tops the range at £163 and is billed as windproof, breathable and high-wicking, with windproof panels on the shoulders, torso and sleeve fronts.
The Yolande long-sleeve jersey returns with new colours for winter 2013/14. The jersey is made from merino TecnoWool and is now available in green, khaki and navy blue for men, and khaki and navy blue for women.
Café du Cycliste’s Madeleine gilet now has a winter relative – the long-sleev, windproof Madeleine jacket – dubbed a “compact, all-around windbreaker”.
The brand’s third winter jacket – the Geraldine – has been designed with city riding in mind, and more resembles casual wear than traditional cycle clothing.
Also new for the months ahead are the Martine tights – full-length bib tights, built from panels of Artic and Thermo-Tech fabric, with an interior fleece finish.
Café du Cycliste’s short-sleeve, weatherproof Josette jersey is an unlikely choice for deep winter but, made from a windproof and waterproof fabric, is currently on test at RoadCyclingUKto see how it performs through autumn. The brand have also launched their own range of arm and leg warmers in three sizes.
Finally, the Colette Jacket, which comes in deep purple, is said to offer protection from even the heaviest rain thanks to its two-layer fabric, taped seams and waterproof zip.
See more of the range in the gallery below.
Website: Café du Cycliste