7Mesh takes riders to the 'Higher Ground' with its 2023 gravel and MTB apparel collection

Gravel bike riders wearing the new 7Mesh spring clothing
The 7Mesh 2023 range is perfect for riding in the Lake District (Image credit: 7Mesh)

7Mesh was born in 2013 with one aim, to create the best mountain bike apparel and the best gravel bike specific clothing. 7mesh had noted the leap forward in technical outdoor gear seen for most non-cycling adventurers, and aimed to deliver the same standard to cyclists. 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. 

We have tested numerous products from the Canadian brand, that have always scored highly in reviews like the 7Mesh Slab shorts and the 7Mesh Skypilot jacket. So we're excited to find out more about their new and updated spring gravel and mountain bike range.

Gravel bike riders in the Lake District wearing 7Mesh clothing

7Mesh seems to have you covered for the best gravel riding (Image credit: 7Mesh)

So, what's new from 7Mesh in 2023?

‘Higher Ground’ is the guiding theme of the 7Mesh 2023 apparel collection, with new and updated styles and vibrant seasonal colors. All ready for the best gravel adventures and mountain bike events in 2023. 7Mesh seems to have you covered for just about any conditions and we took a closer look at some of the eye catching items from the spring collection.

Rider placing his phone in the RK2 7Mesh cargo bib short

The RK2 Cargo bib short comes with leg pockets to stow extras (Image credit: 7Mesh)

RK2 bib shorts

7Mesh say the RK bib shorts have been completely redesigned for 2023 and has added a host of innovative features to one of the lightest best bib shorts choices that also includes a cargo version, and brand-new female-specific model. The RK2 bib and RK2 cargo bib will arrive in April, and are constructed using a light Italian fabric treated with coldblack UPF, which is a protective textile finish that reduces heat build-up and provides reliable protection from the sun’s rays. 

7Mesh say the RK2s also come with a custom elastic interface chamois, soft bib straps, and clean finished tailoring throughout, built for moving fast and big gravel miles. The RK2 Cargo configuration comes with leg pockets to stow the extras needed for long rides and when paired with the suggested 7mesh Ashlu Merino jersey with the 'Anything Pocket System', they should offer the ultimate on-body storage to keep fuel and essentials close at hand. 

Pricing for the Cargo versions is $280 / £230 / €250 and male and female sizing from XS-XL.

Female rider in a light green 7Mesh Ashlu merion long sleeve jersey

7Mesh Ashlu Merino jersey comes in male and female fits (Image credit: 7Mesh)

Ashlu Merino jersey

The new Ashlu Merino long-sleeve jersey takes its short-sleeved Merino classic and adds coverage for more transitional seasons and mixed conditions. They say it's the perfect lightweight choice for spring and fall rides, high mountains, and long days on gravel. A fabric blend of merino wool and nylon is said to help the Ashlu long-sleeve jersey deliver the thermo-regulation and antibacterial properties that make this natural fiber so popular, with the strength and durability of a non-wool jersey. A full-front zipper handles closing duties to the front, and there are five generous ‘Anything’ pockets on the back.

Available in male and female options in the always nice looking 7Mesh colorways priced at $240 / £160 / €190 sizing from XS-XXL.

Male rider in the 7Mesh Copilot jacket

7mesh have designed the Copilot to be a go-to jacket  (Image credit: 7Mesh)

Copilot jacket

7Mesh have designed Copilot to be a go-to jacket that comes with proper, seam-sealed weather protection and features the 7Mesh Stash System that allows the jacket to attach anywhere on your bike when stowed away.

Thanks to the best-in-class breathability of Gore-Tex Paclite Plus, 7Mesh says the Copilot excels at balancing body temperature and will keep you comfortable, even during intense efforts. 

The jacket features an over-the-helmet hood, with three-way drawcords for ultimate wet weather versatility. A dropped hem, elasticated cuffs and reflective logos complete the jacket which comes in three colorways in male and female versions priced at $280 / £250 / €280 and sizing at XS-XXL.

The 7Mesh Sight jersey

Sight is a casual gravel short sleeve lightweight jersey (Image credit: 7Mesh)

Sight shirt

The lightweight heathered fabric Shirt is what 7Mesh say will become a spring/summer riding staple, the Sight delivers a casual and cleverly patterned fit that won’t bag out with repeated wear on multi-day gravel adventures. At the back, a small zippered pocket provides the perfect space for storing small essentials like a phone or provisions.

Available from XS-XL in a host of colors and starts at $60 / £60 / €45.

Female rider in a 7Mesh Chilco vest

The Chilco vest also utilizes the 7Mesh stash system (Image credit: 7Mesh)

Chilco vest

The Chilco Vest features the new 7Mesh proprietary balance thermal insulation WTV, which they say is an advanced, lightweight loft fabric that retains or releases heat as you ride. Paired with a woven wind-protective outer face fabric, the Chilco Vest should work great as a second layer, but they say it feels just as good against the skin, too.

A large single-zip rear pocket provides plenty of space for snacks and supplies. Handily, the pocket also utilizes the 7Mesh stash system and stows the vest when out of use, attaching to the frame thanks to its hidden storage straps.

Available in male and female color options, sizing from XS-XL and pricing at $160 / £130 / €150.

The extensive Spring 2023 gravel and mountain bike clothing range is available now at www.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