Cycle clothing brand Café du Cycliste has introduced its new autumn/winter collection which includes many new items. Here are the highlights.
• Régine jacket £265
The Régine is a waterproof and windproof jacket for men, in a three-layer construction. Café du Cycliste reckon that it’s perfect for riding in extreme conditions, offering the performance of a hardshell with the breathabilty, stretch and comfort of a softshell. It’s available in red and brown options.
• Jeanne rain winter bibshorts £146
These fleece-lined thermal bib shorts for men are water resistant but still fully breathable, according to Café du Cycliste.
• Loulou rain armwarmers £37
These are waterproof. The accompanying Loulou rain legwarmers are £53.
• Pierrette windbreaker merino jersey £150
This is lightweight and breathable winter jersey for men. It comes in a race cut with a windproof front panel for added protection against the elements.
• Cosette merino base layer £70
The Cosette is a long sleeve base layer for winter made from merino wool.
• Heidi winter jacket £163
The men’s version of the Heidi jacket proved popular last winter so Café du Cycliste are adding a women’s version this time around. It still incorporates the quilted front and layered arms.
• Martine winter tights £159
These are Café du Cycliste’s winter bib tights redesigned for female cyclists. They’re made from a mix of Arctic and ThermoTech fleece-lined fabrics.
Café du Cycliste are also offering existing items of clothing in new colours.
The Yolande long-sleeved merino jersey is available in pistachio or deep burnt red, for example, while the men's Heidi jacket now comes in a blue marl as well as grey.
See the entire range, and plenty more pictures of the items mentioned above, at www.cafeducycliste.com.
Mat has been in cycling media since 1996, on titles including BikeRadar, Total Bike, Total Mountain Bike, What Mountain Bike and Mountain Biking UK, and he has been editor of 220 Triathlon and Cycling Plus. Mat has been road.cc technical editor for over a decade, testing bikes, fettling the latest kit, and trying out the most up-to-the-minute clothing. We send him off around the world to get all the news from launches and shows too. He has won his category in Ironman UK 70.3 and finished on the podium in both marathons he has run. Mat is a Cambridge graduate who did a post-grad in magazine journalism, and he is a winner of the Cycling Media Award for Specialist Online Writer. Now over 50, he's riding road and gravel bikes most days for fun and fitness rather than training for competitions.