7mesh debuts new Alpine riding gear

7mesh Alpine weather jackets
The 7mesh Co- and Skypilot jackets (Image credit: 7mesh)

Environment drives design. You can have all the computer modelling and test samples available, but nothing is a substitute for real-world testing and ride experience.

This is the product development philosophy that anchors 7mesh, the all-terrain cycling apparel brand based in Squamish, British Columbia. 

Surrounded by towering forests, containing some of the world’s best singletrack mountain biking, the Squamish geography can also deliver rather testing riding weather.

The result is that 7mesh’s industrial designers, fabric technicians and product managers get to ride in the very conditions that their customers expect. 

For the upcoming winter riding season, 7mesh is debuting some new product to allow your rides to never be rescheduled by inclement weather.

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Headlining the updated 7mesh range is the Thunder Pant. Constructed from Gore-Tex’s Pro grade waterproof fabric, the Thunder Pant offers full-length protection from the elements, without uncomfortable heat build-up.

The other product debut from 7mesh, is its Copilot Jacket. Hewn from Gore-Tex’s Paclite material, the Copilot is in ideal design intersection between portability and protection.

Capable of being folded into its own pocket when not deployed as a barrier to the elements, 7mesh’s Copilot is a study in cleverly packaged Alpine weather gear. And at only 235g, will hardly be a burden when stowed.

Evolution has also come to the 7mesh Skypilot Jacket, which is an upgrade of the brand’s Guardian Jacket. Using Gore-Tex’s acclaimed Active 3L fabric, the Skypilot Jacket offers excellent breathability and thermal comfort.

Its triple layering ensures a deeply reliable weather barrier without excessive mass, as the Skypilot Jacket weights only 250g.

Pricing for the new 7mesh product range starts at $250 for the Copilot Jacket, whilst the Thunder Pant(s) are positioned at $300. Headlining the 2021 winter season range, is 7mesh’s Skypilot Jacket, set at a retail of $350.

Lance Branquinho
Freelance writer

Lance Branquinho is a Namibian-born journalist who graduated to mountain biking after injuries curtailed his trail running. He has a weakness for British steel hardtails, especially those which only run a single gear. As well as Bike Perfect, Lance has written for MBR.com, Off-Road.cc and Cycling News.