Neither snow nor rain shall stop the dedicated commuters or tourers from reaching their destination. Fully waterproof, these cycling pants feature a roomy fit for layering over shorts, tights or jeans, and the zippers allow quick-changes even with your shoes on. The Select Barrier fabric is supple and rolls up small enough to go in any pack, pannier or even a jersey pocket.
- Select Barrier 2.5-layer fabric has a charcoal membrane that provides reliable waterproof-breathable protection.
- Internal seams are fully taped for waterproofness.
- Elastic waistband with Velcro tabs for fit adjustment.
- 38cm lower leg zippers with adjustable storm flaps.
- 360-degree reflective accents.
|Technology||SELECT Barrier WxB 2.5L|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Weather-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
The finished inseam measurement of the garment.
Durable water repellency
Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.