You may know of Hub & Bespoke as the fashion-minded little bike shop in Fremont that doesn’t actually sell any bikes. They won’t fix your flat or sell you a bottle of chain lubricant. They will, however, hook you up with clothes and accessories that both look good and perform well while you bike around rainy Seattle.
A longtime advertiser on Seattle Bike Blog, Hub and Bespoke and the blog have sort of grown up together. Now the shop is launching its second foray into the world of bike-friendly apparel designed in-house and made in Seattle.
You may have already seen Juliette Delfs’ women’s riding coat either around town or advertised on this site. Well, now they are launching a men’s riding coat, and they are crowdfunding the coat’s launch.
They’re looking to hit their $15,000 goal by October 15. You can score a coat of your own for $239.
- A Bike-Friendly Cut. The sleeve shape and a rear pleat allow a comfortable reach in an arms-forward position.
- Venting. Air flows in through zippered vents on the chest, and out through rear vents under the back yoke.
- Concealable Reflectivity. Reflective details on the sleeves, under the collar, in the back pleat, and in the tail vent increase visibility during the ride, but are subtly concealed when off the bike.
- Waterproof Fabric. The outer is made of a two-ply waterproof nylon fabric. Seams are not taped so this is not a coat for mountaineering, but for most city trips, the waterproofness will be more than adequate.
- Extra Coverage. The collar and lapel turn up and fasten to protect the front and back of the neck during cold or wet weather, while the double-breasted cut keeps the rider’s lap dry during wet rides. An inner drawstring adjusts the waist to accommodate additional layers.
Here’s a video about the coat: