HOW ARE THESE OVERTROUSERS DESIGNED FOR FEMALE CYCLISTS?
Female-specific cut designed with darts on the knees to fit your position on a city bike
The elasticated waistband and high-rise back provide a great fit and lower back protection.
The more fitted hems won't catch the wind or get snagged on your bike.
The built-in overshoes and heel protection provide optimal protection in wet weather as long as you've correctly positioned the elastic behind the heel.
HOW IS THE WATERPROOFING OF THESE OVERTROUSERS TESTED?
These overtrousers have been approved following tests in a simulator that reproduces the conditions of a MODERATE RAIN SHOWER, which is the equivalent of 60 L/m2/h (60 mm/h of rainfall) for 2 hours. The fabric withstands a water column of 2000 mm after 5 washes (= 2000 Schmerber, the average water pressure exerted by water during a rain shower - test based on the ISO 811 standard). Fully taped seams.
FOR OPTIMAL PROTECTION
Pair your overtrousers with a waterproof poncho or jacket.
WATERPROOF AND BREATHABLE?
This product has a breathable waterproof fabric (RET = 12) that limits condensation on the inside.
We have measured its evaporative resistance (RET) using a test based on the ISO 11092 standard). The lower its resistance, the more the fabric lets water vapour produced by the body escape, and the more breathable it is.
For example: RET < 9 = extremely breathable fabric. 9 < RET < 12 = highly breathable fabric. 12 < RET < 20 = breathable fabric. RET > 20 = slightly or not breathable fabric.
WHAT DOES CERTIFIED VISIBILITY MEAN?
"These PPE overtrousers are certified for visibility according to the new EN17353 standard (previously EN1150), making cyclists visible at night thanks to the reflective bands on the calves.
The reflective elements have been carefully positioned to account for the constraints of cycling so that they guarantee 360° visibility at 50 m at night when car headlights are shone on them."
ARE THESE OVERTROUSERS EASY TO PUT ON?
These overtrousers are easy to put on as they open from the foot all the way up to the knee. You can put them on whether sitting or standing, and no matter what shoes you're wearing.
To keep your overtrousers in good nick, we recommend fully opening the zips when you put them on so that you won't catch them with your shoes.
HOW DO YOU PACK THESE OVERTROUSERS AWAY?
These overtrousers can be squashed down and stuffed into the pocket on the inside of the waist.
WHAT MAKES THESE OVERTROUSERS DURABLE?
The zones that suffer the most wear - on the seat of these overtrousers - have been reinforced with a fabric that better withstands abrasion. This will make your overtrousers last much longer, so you can keep using them regularly for years and years.
WHAT MAKES THESE OVERTROUSERS ECO-FRIENDLY?
Fabric dyeing requires lots of water, with large amounts of wastewater released from the dye vats. To reduce this environmental impact, we use a dope dyeing technique, where the pigment is applied during production of the thread itself.
We have substituted PFC (perfluorocarbon) for other technologies that we have developed to provide the same level of water repellency and help reduce toxicity to both the environment and people.
THE STORY BEHIND THIS PRODUCT
A product designed by a team of bike commuters: Cécile, product manager, Emilie, product engineer, Olivia, designer and Lucille, garment designer. The entire team is proud to introduce this product, which has undergone months of development to help you enjoy your urban journeys even more!