Officially launched earlier this week, Buttermilk is a new women’s mountain apparel brand with technical yet fashionable pieces all designed by athletic women. The company will start with a line of mountain bike apparel, but hopes to expand rapidly from there.
The Buttermilk mountain bike collection consists of four items: the Whitney Short, the Buttermilk Chammy, the Solstice Snap Raglan and the Kiah Tee. The line is built around a focus on natural fibers, fun—yet wearable—colors and patterns, and women’s fit.
Weighing 215 grams, the Whitney Short ($129) is made of a lightweight, durable Schoeller fabric, giving you freedom of movement on the bike, while wicking moisture and repelling dirt and water. The fit is long enough to wear with knee pads, but breathable enough for a long cross-country rides in the mid-summer heat. The easily accessible side zip-pocket is big enough to fit your iPhone 6+, sunglasses, or an energy bar, while the belt loops and gusseted crotch ensure perfect fit.
Pairing with the Whitney Short, the Buttermilk Chammy ($79) is made from a silky, stretchy Schoeller fabric that’s both breathable and wicks away moisture. This liner is designed with an extra-high waist and an athletic fit so you don’t end up showing more than you bargained for on the downhill. The Buttermilk Chammy also features an Italian-sourced chamois and thick elastic leg bands, while the coral polka dots boost style points — way better than a boring black liner!
Buttermilk’s two tops, the Solstice Snap Raglan ($109)and the Kiah Tee ($69) are made of 17.5 micron merino wool and blended with nylon for strength, breathability, and stink resistance. From chilly alpine mornings to windy afternoons on the ridgeline, the Solstice Snap Raglan was created to give you some added warmth without any added bulk. It features an extra-deep snap placket for a mix of styling and convenience. Meanwhile, the Kiah Tee is designed to seamlessly take you through the day, whether you’re mountain biking, hiking or lounging at the lake. With a flattering fit, thoughtful detailing, and performance, this tee is as at home on the trail as much as it is at the bar.
The complete line is available from the Buttermilk website.