Mission Workshop Apparel
Mission Workshop introduced their Kronkite and Orion (black and greenish respectively) jackets at Interbike this year, showing that they are set to move beyond their initial bag offerings. The Kronkite is made of merino wool with a 4% nylon weave additive to increase its stretchiness and resistance to wear. It also features tweeve on the shoulders and elbows to make sure it lasts for a good long time. The Orion is made from c-change fabric that alters its breathability based on the heat and sewat generated by the wearer – when you’re riding hard and producing a lot of perspiration the fabric’s membrane opens up to allow the jacket to breathe, casually walk to the store and the same jacket will keep you warm and insulated. The jacket is all about cycling however, with a rear pocket, aggressive cut, waterproof zippers and taped seams and a hood that is removable. These are high end pieces of clothing, and will be priced accordingly.
Also of note are the SPD compatible shoes developed alongside DZR, which were announced a month or two ago but are now on display for the shop masses to take in.