In collaboration with Castelli, former World Tour Pro, David Millar’s design outfit CHPT3 has produced a new kit to commemorate the Milan–San Remo, which took place at the weekend.
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Nearly 300km in length, Milan–San Remo is a race of contrasts; beginning in the industrial area outside of Milan, the race finishes among the palm trees of the Italian Riviera. And it’s these two seemingly different worlds the route passes through that inspired the kit.
CHPT3 Milan–San Remo kit collection
The Milan–San Remo collection is made up of four pieces, all produced by Castelli: a jersey, baselayer, cap and socks.
CHPT3 Milan–San Remo jersey
According to CHPT3, the Milan–San Remo jersey is made using a fabric which was exclusive to Castelli’s Maglia Rosa, however, the brand says its designers ‘softened’ the race garment by adding a bit of elastane.
Based on the same material adorned by Team Sky as they rode to victory in the Giro d’Italia, it’s high wicking, though Millar and crew have opted against a ‘race cut’. Instead, the top is based on what CHPT3 calls a JustRightFit — not too aero, but also not flappy.
There are three pockets on the back and a hidden zippered pocket too, a YKK Zipper and extended elastic raw edge sleeves, which is said to removing pinching.
According to CHPT3, the mostly grey jersey with a few pops of colour represents the first half of the race before the tunnel atop Turchino Pass, and the loud blue, green and yellow baselayer corresponds to the second half as the route descends towards the Mediterranean coast.
CHPT3 Milan–San Remo baselayer
The Milan–San Remo base is made using the same 3D mesh fabric originally chosen by Castelli to make a super lightweight climber’s jersey for the Tour de France.
In the first iterations of the climber’s jersey, the material was so delicate that it wouldn’t hold a stitch, a problem CHPT3 says it solved by creating false hems — folding over the edge of the material and sewing in additional panels with double stitching to ensure exceptional longevity while retaining the lightweight feel.
The base itself is sleeveless and features a hydrophilic outer layer to aid wicking, and is claimed to weigh just 68g.
CHPT3 Milan–San Remo cap and socks
Finishing out the collection are a cotton twill cap and socks with a 15cm cuff made using Mery Skinlife, a fabric technology that claims permanent antimicrobial properties to keep foot funk at bay.
The CHPT3 MSR collection is currently available for pre-order through the brand’s website and will cost £120 for the jersey, £70 for the baselayer, £25 for the cap and £18 for the socks. International pricing is to be announced.