7Mesh expands the Stash System – a bike attachable apparel range

A rider demos the new 7Mesh stash range of clothing
(Image credit: 7Mesh)

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.

7Mesh stash system clothing range

The 7Mesh Stash System (Image credit: 7Mesh)

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. 

7Mesh Stash System on a mountain bike

7Mesh claims the Stash System delivers performance and convenience (Image credit: 7mesh)

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.

7Mesh Stash System being attached to a bike

The Stash System allows for attachment in a variety of places on your bike (Image credit: 7mesh)

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

Paul Brett
Staff writer

Paul Brett is a staff writer for BikePerfect.com. He has been an avid cyclist for as long as he can remember, initially catching the mountain biking bug in the 1990s, and raced mountain bikes for over a decade before injury cut short a glittering career. He’s since developed an obsession for gravel riding and recently has dabbled in the dark art of cyclocross. A fan of the idea of bikepacking he has occasionally got involved and has ridden routes like the North Coast 500, Scotland and the Via Francigena (Pilgrim Route), Italy.

Current rides: Marin Alpine Trail 2, Ribble 725, Cube Stereo 160

Height: 175cm