7Mesh develop a new fabric for its Fall 22 range

7Mesh WTV fabric Fall 2022 range
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7Mesh has launched their new Fall / Winter 2022 range which features a new WTV fabric that has been developed for riders heading out on the bike in cold and wet conditions.

7Mesh says that the fabric has been developed over the last few years and tested in their local Squamish BC area, known for its challenging wet conditions that will challenge even the best MTB jackets. The new WTV material is focused on three factors that challenge clothing when riding in the shoulder and winter seasons.; wind, thermal, and ventilation.  

7Mesh says they have achieved this using a two-layer material construction. The outer layer protects against wind and is backed by brushed yarn insulation to capture warm air. They say that in use, the trapped warmer air inside is at a higher pressure than the cooler air on the outside and this pressure differential helps balance rider comfort by pushing some of the warm air and moisture out.

7Mesh WTV fabric Fall 2022 range

(Image credit: 7Mesh)

7Mesh has released four different pieces of clothing featuring the WTV material for MTB and drop bar riders, available in both men's and women's fits.

For mountain bikers and bikepackers, 7Mesh has the Chilco anorak and vest which has a relaxed trail-friendly cut. The anorak features a quarter-zip with a front chest pocket and two hand pockets. The full-length zipped vest has a rear pocket that the vest can fold away into and features three storage straps to attach it to your bike when not being worn.

7Mesh WTV fabric Fall 2022 range

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Gravel and road riders can choose from the Seton long sleeve jersey and vest. 7Mesh says that the jersey and vest have a trim fit and both the jersey and vest feature 7Mesh's 'Anything Pockets' which are a combination of three rear pockets and a zipped pocket to stash your belongings.

To see 7Mesh's full WTV collection check out 7Mesh.com. Pricing for the new WTV AW22 clothing is as follows:

  • Chilco Anorak - $200 / £170 / €190 / $220 CAD 
  • Chilco Vest - $160 / £130 / €150 / $170 CAD  
  • Seton Jersey - $200 / £170 / €190 / $220 CAD 
  • Seton Vest - $160 / £130 / €150 / $170 CAD 
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham Cottingham is the senior tech writer at Bikeperfect.com and is all about riding bikes off-road. With over 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg