Interbike 2010: Skins New Thermal Compression Wear, Regular Outerwear

Skinz has new thermal C400 long bibs that use hollow core nylon to retain heat, which they say are 190% warmer than their standard material, but it has the same compression properties as their regular compression cycling wear.

For upper body, there’s a non-compression thermal vest, long sleeve jersey and jacket, shown covering the upper part of the bibs on the mannequin.

The light silver number on the right is their new cycling specific rain jacket made with Diaplex, which is 100% waterproof and windproof while also being 100% breathable. It works because Diaplex is temperature activated to open microscopic pores when you’re hot to let air in, then close when it gets too cool to block the wind. The holes are small enough that it always blocks rain.

If you’re not familiar with the Skins line, the “C” in a product name means its a cycling specific product, and “A” is active and applies to any sport. They also have “R” recovery specific items. And the website is skinsusa.com, lest you go guessing around at work and get some other “skin” related websites that are probably NSFW.

Comments

Blake Green - 11/19/12 - 1:27pm

What is that silver jacket?
Was it just a demo? Skins doesn’t seem to sell anything like that..

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