7mesh was born in 2013 with one aim, to create advanced riding apparel that matched the leap forward in technical outdoor gear seen for most non-cycling adventurers. The team at 7mesh felt the bike community had been left behind in quality apparel and as cyclists themselves aimed to deliver better. Since then, they’ve been equipping a growing community of global cycling adventure seekers with quality apparel for mountain bike, gravel, and road riding in all conditions. Here at Bike Perfect, we have tested numerous 7mesh products from the cult Canadian brand and were excited to find out more about their new and updated Stash System clothing range.
Like us, no doubt the one problem with having packable outer layers is finding a place to pack them. Unless you use one of the best mountain bike backpacks, stuffing your best mountain bike jacket into trail shorts or bib liners is generally the way. it can look unsightly though and there's always the risk of the jacket leaping out mid-ride and starting the hunt the jacket game as you retrace your path in the hope of finding said jacket.
The 7mesh Stash System is claimed to provide the solution with a lightweight, integrated clip system that allows riders to pack garments into their own integrated stuff pockets and attach them to their bikes when not in use. No hip packs or bulging pockets, just performance and convenience, available when it’s needed, and stashed when it’s not.
The range of styles which feature the Stash System includes protection for a wide variety of conditions, including the ultra-compact three-season coverage of the Northwoods Windshell, the full waterproof protection of the Gore-Tex Copilot Jacket, the cozy warmth of the WTV Chilco Vest, and the versatile Freeflow Jacket with Polartec Alpha.
The changing coastal mountain weather of 7mesh’s Squamish home has provided the perfect testing ground for the 7mesh design team and athletes as they tested the Stash pocket, elastic straps, and clip system. Perfected individually for each style of jacket, the Stash System allows attachment in a variety of places from handlebars to top tubes and seatposts.
We look forward to testing the range out soon and you can learn more about Stash System and the complete 7mesh collection at 7mesh.com