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A glimpse into the future – The Vela Vest

Using technology from another tough sport. The incredible light weight and compactibility of the Vela Vest comes from leading sailmaking fabric from America’s Cup racing. This wind- and waterproof fabric uses Dyneema® yarns for near-bulletproof strength.


The Dyneema® fabric comes straight from sailing, where ultralight weight and extreme tensile strength come together in a sport where cost doesn’t matter. Only winning matters. You’ve seen Dyneema® as the white core yarns in rock-climbing ropes, and it’s also used in bulletproof vests. For riding in cool or cold conditions, it’s extremely difficult to beat the practicality of a g reat lightweight vest.

Elementproof materials that keep the wind and rain off in preserving your overall comfort when the temperature drops or when descending. With the Vela Vest you get front wind protection and significant water protection in a piece that folds down to almost nothing when you stash it in your pocket. The Vela is designed for a snug race fit, and it fits best when in the riding position.

The vest’s Dyneema® sailcloth front is windproof and waterproof to protect your core, while breathable DWR-finished stretch woven side panels prevents heat from getting trapped in the vest, providing ventilation after a long climb.



Finishing touches like YKK® Vislon® zipper for easy opening and closing, reflective and elastic arm and waist hems lend the vest flexibility while you move around in the saddle, while adding increased visibility n low-light conditions.

Vela-composition-2The Vela Vest will be available in stores and online during Spring 2017.