This week, Kitsbow announced the expansion of their bike apparel line using Polartec fabric. The products are made from a compression version of Polartec’s Power Wool that adds stretch, comfort, and performance critical to cycling apparel.
Polartec Power Wool is a bi-component knit fabric that combines the best of both natural and synthetic fibers without blending them. Using a plated construction, merino wool sits next to your skin where it creates a comfortable microclimate, moves moisture in a vapor state, and is naturally antimicrobial. On the outside, synthetic fibers enhance stretch, recovery, durability, and more effectively manage moisture.
The new Kitsbow products include the Power Wool Performance Knicker ($199), Tight ($199), Arm Warmer ($75) and Knee Warmer ($75). The knickers include articulated joints for better knee movement, abrasion resistance, and no-slip grips around your leg, while the compression tights ditch the chamois and can be worn over your bike shorts for added warmth and compression on cold ride days.
Kitsbow’s classic arm and knee warmers have been upgraded with this new Power Wool technology. Polartec’s construction of 53 percent nylon, 26 percent spandex and 21 percent wool provides the warmth and durability needed for cool-weather riding.