Born in Colorado, Pactimo are a smaller US clothing company in the process of forging a big reputation for themselves. They’ve been around since 2003, and their roots are firmly entrenched in the creation of custom kit for teams and clubs around the world.
But when something’s this good, it doesn’t make sense to keep it custom only, and now you can buy Pactimo’s ever-growing range as individual items too. We’ve tested a couple of their flagship pieces over the last year and been impressed enough that we knew we wouldn’t be able to create an RCUK100 without them.
If you want to have the debate about who produces the definitive pair of bib shorts, Pactimo’s Raptor RFLX Bib Shorts have earned their place in that argument. They’re made from Schoeller-Eschler Raptor fabric – hence the name – a material that has compression qualities meaning both a firm fit and, say Pactimo, improved oxygen delivery to the muscles during exercise. The material also makes use of Flash coldblack technology, which basically means dark materials reflect, rather than absorb, heat. So even though the shorts are black, you wont find them heating up like sand on a beach when the sun’s out.