7Mesh Explain THEIR DESIGN PHILOSOPHY:
Warming up on the first part of a ride. Extra protection from
light rain on a climb. Retaining core heat on a long descent to the
valley floor. Feeling secure with a little extra safety in your
back pocket. These are all situations where windshells and vests
come in handy. We've tried many over the years but had yet to find
the ideal solutions. Most barely delivered the promised weight
savings, never mind offering anything but a modicum of protection.
We've always wanted and expected better.
The WINDSTOPPER® Active Shell fabric consists of an ultralight
nylon textile, a thin protective membrane, and a urethane coating.
The urethane functions to deliver perspiration to the microporous
PTFE membrane, leaving your skin dry and comfortable. Each
micropore in the PTFE is 900 times larger than an individual water
vapour molecule, allowing perspiration to pass through unhindered.
The Resistance Jacket is windproof with strong water resistance and
excellent breathability. An even more packable option, the
Resistance Vest further reduces weight and increases breathability
with incorporated knit side panels.
While the WINDSTOPPER® membrane is the workhorse behind the
scenes, what's most noticeable when first picking up the
Resistances is the minimal weight. At a scant 115 grams (4.1 oz)
for the Jacket and 88 grams (3.1 oz) for the Vest, they offer
unparalleled lightweight weather protection and breathability. It's
all day weather protection in packages that compress smaller than
your fist, easily fitting in a jersey pocket. Both pieces have a
zipped security pocket that doubles as a stuff sack.
Internally, the Resistance Jacket and Vest use trimmed seams
reinforced with seam tape for the entire garment, further improving
weather protection while optimizing suppleness and drape. Like all
our shells, the Jacket is shaped using Helix patterning which
enables the fabric to conform perfectly to your riding position.
The unique shaping also reduces fabric in the shoulders and
prevents it from riding up while on the bike. For added airflow,
the Jacket employs a vent system with strategically placed cuff
intakes and scapula outlets, while the Vest vents easily through
the knit side panels. Gripper elastic is used on wrists and