• Windproof exclusive 70g eVent waterproof fabric front keeps the wind off your body while maintaining great breathability
• Back constructed with 50g stretch woven fabric for breathability while maintaining a close-to-body comfort fit
• Folds up small so it’s easy to stash in pocket
• Embossed / // /// logo on chest
• Two rear pockets for easy access
• Satin finish zipper with Chpt. 3 zipper pull
• Black reflective piping at lower back
The Body Warmer is designed to be carried with you at all times. Professionals rely on this item of clothing to protect them when they get caught out far from home, or more often, the occasional cold descent off a sweaty climb.
It is a surprisingly complicated piece, using different fabrics in order to cope with the different requirements. The front panel is eVent, the same fabric used in the 1.41 K61 Jacket, chosen to offer breathable protection from wind and rain while also being lightweight and stretchy. The back panel is made of the extremely lightweight (50g/sqm) fabric used in the 1.21 Jersey - this is for two reasons:
A) To keep the overall weight and volume of the Body Warmer as low as possible so it fits in a rear pocket effortlessly.
B) To allow both high breathability and a small amount of wind protection on the back in contrast to the heavier weight/high protectionon the front where it’s most needed.
The collar has extra height as this is where the rider feels most the cold, we used the contrasting fire red internal colour in order to lighten up an otherwise very subtle design. The reason we kept the design this way was so that it could be worn with most kit designs, in particular, and obviously, the full Chpt./// range.
The zip is a very fine and lightweight model, once again chosen in order to reduce the overall volume of the Body Warmer when it is folded up. Lastly, there are three pockets, not a normal design for this type of piece, but something that was made possible by the fact the fabrics used reduce the weight and volume by so much it is possible to actually add material and not compromise performance. We understand that there’s the possibility once you put this on you won’t want to take it off.