The man from Scott has just hit BikeRadar HQ and has been telling us, nay showing us the new clothing and footwear range from the Swiss-based bike company. He was keen to point out that Scott’s apparel line up will be less of a sideline for the company from now on, and that there’ll be plenty for all rider types including the downhillers, cross country race whippets and riders who just want something comfy and casual to slip on after a session on the trails.
Scott’s traditional racing wear has traditionally been a bit in-your-face, with a shouty Scott logo in full view, but Scott have turned the volume switch down on lots of the new range, probably to encourage non Scott bike riders to buy the new kit. And we can’t see why they wouldn’t want to buy it; at first sight it’s very impressive well made, good quality kit.
There’s a whole range of gloves on offer, catering for the occasional commuter all the way to the all-mountain trail rider.
Here’s a small selection:
These super ventilated cross country gloves are definitely eye-catching in white, and we can’t wait to put them to the test [though we’re not sure how long they’ll keep their original colour]. Laced with a special airmesh and power mesh material, they’re designed to let your hands breathe freely, cutting down on the usual heat, sweat and resulting stink. Other neat features include a padded palm and a ‘puller tab’ for an easy fit onto the hand. £24.99
Taking the Contessa name that adorns Scott’s popular mountain and road bikes, their female specific clothing is ergonomically designed to fit the shape of the female body. Nice.
The gloves on the outside of this threesome are the "Contessa Pro" in lilac and white. Again using power mesh material for maximum breathability and gel padding, airprene cuffs and thumb reinforcement panels, these are comfy, good looking gloves. £29.99
The "Progressive" green gloves in the centre of the pic are Scott’s all-mountain offerings. Clearly beefed up to match the riding style, they’ve got a well ventilated padded palm, thumb reinforcement and robust finger protection. £27.99
Here’s an example of a great looking, feature-packed all-mountain Contessa hoody. Using Windstopper® technology from outdoor experts Gore, this female-specific relaxed fit hoody will repel high wind, and keep you warm – so you won’t have to lug around a load of layers. A detachable hood, adjustable Velcro cuffs, ventilation sleeve zips and a brushed inside collar all add to the small touches that make a big difference out on the hill. £179.99.
This Excel Windstopper® jacket is lightweight, athletic fitting and can pack away to almost nothing. Windproof, breathable and with a mesh insert at the back for ventilation, you’re never going to boil in the bag with this. The orange colour along with reflective prints for safety should make you stand out on the road whether on an all day outing or the daily commute. £79.99
Using the same material as the jacket, this gilet should keep the wind out. £64.99
MTB Sport Trail shoes. £59.99
These RC Pro loose fit shorts (with padding) have an inside Velcro waist adjustment system and a handy zipped pocket to hold some tea and biscuit money. £59.99
And last but not least, a couple of essential stocking fillers - wallet (£11) and socks (£6.99):
Cycling Plus magazine will be reviewing Scott's Ergo Logic golden shoes in an upcoming isssue.