The trend for clothing that is functional on the bike and stylish off it is growing.
Here’s an offering from American company, Mission Workshop.
The Orion is billed a “cut for life” and features taped seams as an aid to claims to be fully waterproof.
It’s made in Canada from fabric manufactured in the Swiss Alps; one Mission Workshop describe as Schoeller c_change, and claim stretches in four directions.
Our test pilot for this garment is Factory Media sales executive, Ady Hogan, who was seeking a suitably stylish garment to match his handmade Feather Cycles road bike.
Ady reports good breathability on commutes to and from the office, and longer weekend jaunts that seem to take in most of Greater London.
He approves of a cut that “doesn’t scream, ‘I’m a cyclist!’” and which he believes would look equally at home on a training ride or a trip to the pub.
Features include a range of pockets (hand, chest, rear, and “internal ported media pocket”), and a removable hood.
The sleeves are articulated, the pits have zips, and the rear is cut with a drop tail to hold off spray from the road.
The Mission Workshop Orion jacket is available in black, and in four sizes from small to X-large. It costs £325.