Posted by Miles Arbour
Although the Morvélo name may not ring a bell for many of us in North America, the England-based company has been busy designing some pretty interesting cycling clothing that hits a sweet spot between too-tight spandex and overly baggy enduro gear. Their new Overland Collection is still highly technical, and looks to suit bikepackers’ needs, yet has a great casual look that some will appreciate. The collection, available in both men’s and women’s sizing, consists of several different shirts, a technical hoodie, shorts, bib shorts, and undershorts. Find a short blurb from Morvélo below explaining the new line, along with the launch video.
Morvélo Overland began as a way to dress for gravel riding and bikepacking. We wanted something that wasn’t the traditional tight road clothing or baggy mountain bike kit. Skip forward a whole load of designing, developing, testing and riding later, and we’ve ended up with a range that is so much more than just ‘gravel kit’. Overland is a hugely adaptable range of products that suit every day riding for road, trail, town and all the bits in between.
Tired of “kitting up” for every bike ride, we thought about how much simpler things were back in the day. Surely the best clothing to ride in is the stuff that lets you simply grab the bike and go? Less faffing, more riding. Or running. Or climbing, skating, commuting… in fact, any activity that requires clothing with stretch and breathability.
Morvélo Overland is a different type of cycle clothing, designed not to look out of place wherever you chose to wear it. We still understand that bike clothing works so much better than normal clothing for it’s intended purpose, so Morvélo Overland puts our 10 years experience making technical riding kit to use to bridge that gap.
Highly technical riding clothing that looks anything but. Now, grab your bike, and let’sride!
We won’t spoil too much right away, as we are planning a review, but all of the clothing is based around four-way stretch fabrics, breathability and moisture wicking properties, and all are optimized for a proper riding position.
Head over to the Morvélo website for all of the details, and stay tuned for a review this summer!