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RH+ Shark Range of Cold & Wet Weather Cycling Clothing
RH+ Shark Range of Cold & Wet Weather Cycling Clothing

RH+ have announced their Autumn and Winter 2016 range of cycling clothing, which has been developed and tested in conjunction with the RH+ Polartec Fundación Contador team.

Amateur cyclists get to benefit from the work carried out with the Spanish cycling team to enhance protection while ensuring the best aerodynamics, and in particular adding breathable water repellent technology for the rainy weather we are bound to experience during the coming months.

Prior to the pro cyclists getting their hands on the clothing, there had been a four-year partnership between the Powerlogic Lab of RH+ and Polartec, looking to create a benchmark for the quality of the fabrics for winter and more and more synonymous of high performance in cycling.

RH+ was the first brand to introduce the world’s first bike padded jacket with Polartec Alpha in 2014, further developed with AirX in the following season, putting RH+ a step ahead of its competitors who have followed by adding this type of collaboration later.

The evolution now goes further with advanced fabrics such as Polartec® Power Shield Pro® and Polartec® Wind Pro® that combine hydro-repellance and waterproofness with a level of breathability not previously achieved.

Shark features high-tech fabrics that offer protection against both wind and rain and yet are incredibly breathable. The ergonomic cut gives full freedom of movement and comfort to the cyclist for riding in all conditions. Available in a Jersey & bib-short kit, for damp autumn days as well as for cyclocross, accompanied by arm and leg warmers, or in a jacket & bib-tight kit to wear throughout the winter.

RH+ have WaterDry (or “WD”) fabrics which are designed to offer protection against water, whether from rain, splashes or simple humidity, while still securing maximum breathability, but remain light weight and wear resistant. To best meet the conflicting demands for both weather protection and breathability, WD fabrics are available in various versions differing for materials, manufacturing technology and membranes used, and that are classified with respect to their performance and technical complexity as Platinum, Gold, and Silver.

The company also has FireDry™ fabrics which are highly breathable and lightweight and have a quick dry-time if they get wet. They provide natural body insulation in mild weather and also in searing heat. The elasticity of the material ensures a great fit and a moderate level of compression which benefits blood circulation. FD fabrics are also available in different versions and are similarly classified Platinum, Gold and Silver.

Shark Jacket

rh+ Shark cycling jacket* Riding position pre-shaped aero SKIN Fit construction
* Main fabric WD (“WaterDry”) Gold Polartec® Power Shield Pro® (100% Polyester): waterproof 5.000 mm/ca, water-repellent 80%, breathable 3.4 m3/h
* Side panels fabric water-repellent WD Silver (45% Polyamide, 55% Polyester)
* 3 rear Streamline Aero Pockets
* Rear zipped mini pocket for valuables
* Full zip with custom self-locking camlock
* Thermoformed microfiber front zip garage
* Reflective detail

Shark Jersey

rh+ Shark Cycling jersey* Riding position pre-shaped aero SKIN Fit construction
* Main fabric WD (“WaterDry”) Gold Polartec® Power Shield Pro® (100% Polyester): waterproof 5.000 mm/ca, water-repellent 80%, breathable 3.4 m3/h
* Side and back panels fabric hydro-repellent FD (“FireDry” – dry again incredibly rapidly if they get wet) Platinum DrySkin (80% Polyamide, 20% Elastane)
* 3 rear Streamline Aero Pockets
* Rear zipped mini pocket for values
* Aero sleeve lenght: 31cm with Ultralight Bonded end
* Full zip with custom self-locking camlock
* Thermoformed microfiber front zip garage
* Reflective detail

Shark Bibtights

rh+ shark cycling bibtights* New pad Elastic Interface Liege: double density for road & off-road, mid-long distances
* WD Gold Polartec® Power Shield Pro® (100% PL) fabric: waterproof 5.000 mm/ca, water-repellent 80%, breathable 3,4 m3/h
* Side panels and bottom fabric water-repellent WD Silver (45% Polyamide, 55% Polyester)
* 3D breathable mesh back and braces
* Ultra-stretch and breathable raw end bottom leg
* Ultra-flat stretch seams
* Reflective detail

Shark Bibshorts

rh+ shark cycling bibshorts* New pad Elastic Interface Liege: double density for road & off-road
* WD Gold Polartec® Power Shield Pro® (100% PL) fabric: waterproof 5.000 mm/ca, water-repellent 80%, breathable 3,4 m3/h
* Main fabric water-repellent WD Silver (45% Polyamide, 55% Polyester)
* 3D breathable mesh back and braces
* Grip Fit Xlight leg gripper with anti-slip inner silicone
* Ultra-flat stretch seams
* Reflective detail

Shark Cap

rh+ shark cycling capBuilt with central panel and visor in water-repellent fabric to protect you from rain, splashing water and cold. At ease worn underneath the helmet or standalone. Water-repellent WD Silver + AD Gold Lite fabric (45% Polyamide, 42% Polyester, 13% Elastane)

Shark Neo Glove

rh+ shark neo cycling glove* Neoprene fabric in a lightweight construction protects from water and wind while leaving enough sensibility to the fingers. Full Grip palm also features anti shock insert.
* Fabric WD Gold Neoprene Lite (82% Polyamide, 18% Elastane)
* Full Grip anatomic palm with variable thickness
* Anti-shock carpal padding insert
* The perfect relationship between isolation and perception in bike handling. This glove is ideal in winter and rainy days. The neoprene provides protection from wind and water without resorting to padding volumes which often limit the grip and the movements on the handlebar controls.

Shark Arm & Leg Warmers

rh+ shark cycling arm warmers* Water-repellency that doesn’t fade with washing: Shark leg and arm warmers protect from cold, rain and wind thanks to the super-fabric Polartec® Wind Pro®.
* Fabric ID Platinum Polartec® Wind Pro® (90% Polyester, 10% Elastane): equivalent waterproof 500 mm/ca, water-repellent 70%, breathable 60 m3/h
* The Shark leg and arm warmers complete their function of protection from the elements coupled to the respective Shark bib-shorts and jersey, so you can compare them, from many points of view, to a real winter jacket and bib-tight. Versatile and comfortable.

RH+ has been producing high-performance sportswear and accessories for over 15 years. The company’s claim is that the RH+ code is about sportsmanship, a value which they see reflected in the technically complex high-performing materials they have developed over the years both in their specialised laboratory and with feedback from real athletes. The company’s products all have the same trademark design, which combines the very best in style and performance. RH+ maintain that they have always believed in bringing elegance to sportswear range and innovative materials to its lifestyle wear and as a result has made a name for itself in the sportswear and cycling accessories sector by constantly striving for innovation and focusing on high-performance materials – developed with the help of pro-teams. This ensures the very best performance in all conditions. The result is the unmistakeable design and style of RH+ cycling collections.

RH+ is a Zero Industry s.r.l. brand, which develops and sells products divided into four business units: Cycling, Snow, Eyewear and Urban. RH+ has an e-commerce site and a well-established international distribution network that covers 22 countries, from Europe, Asia, Africa and North America.

 

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