At Chainsmith we value products that stand ahead of the crowd. We choose brands on the basis of quality, technical innovation, practicality and performance.
Unlike other brands that serve current fashion with seasonally changing prints, Q36.5 look further ahead to create apparel for the future of cycling. New technically advanced designs are produced on a 4 year basis. Thats a sign of both quality and commitment.
"Note the way the jersey ‘falls’ into a riding position even when unworn, on a hanger."
Jersey short sleeve L1 Womens Pinstripe - Orange
High performance minimalism
The jersey L1 Pinstripe is constructed from a polyester microfilament (Unique Fabric L1), which now contains a pure silver thread. Yes you heard it, 2% of the fabric composition is silver. Thats the equivalent to about 2 g of silver per jersey. The silver is subtly visible, in a light ‘pintstriping’ running vertically through the weft of the fabric, which conjugates the need for breathability (given naturally by the fabric’s structure), superfast drying speed, lightest weight and ergogenic fit in order to produce the requisite amount of versatility required for the extremes of intense summer climbing and descending. In fact sensitive riders will immediately notice the extra comfort given the slightly thicker and softer fabric which, while in no way comprising breathability, pulls the moisture away from the body far more efficiently than the paper-thin fabrics used in other true lightweight jerseys. This offers significantly greater protection to the body while riding long descents immediately after arduous climbs.
Why the silver thread?
The introduction of the silver thread may be understood as a further fine-tuning of the fabric’s original raison d’être in wich the extraordinary natural properties of this material are carefully exploited in a performance-wear context.When activity becomes intense and the body emits an excess of heat and moisture with must be dealt with through conduction, evaporation and convection, the fabric instead benefits from silver’s high thermal conductivity (the greatest of any element present on earth: the silver) Thermal conductivity refers to silver’s ability to distribute heat quickly and evenly across its surface (like the silver spoon in a cup of hot tea, accelerating conduction of the body’s heat to the surface from wich it can evaporate. Evaporation itself is then accelerated by silver’s high level of conduction in a humid environment.
The anti-static dissipative effects of silver also improve micro-circulation and its anti-bacterial qualities ensure better hygiene and less perspiration odours. To conclude: the addition of the silver thread is visible, it is precious and it enhances the original performance characteristic of the L1 fabric.
Perhaps only an extremely sensitive rider will be able to “feel the difference” but this subtly visible thread is an authentic symbol of Q36.5’s dedication to present extreme vision of future of cycling clothing.
High UV protection +50SPF.
3mm camlock reflex zips throughout.
Body Temperature Stability Guarantee = Above 18°C