Long sleeve Hybrid Que
A true hybrid piece of equipment, this long sleeve ‘Que’ (named after a sadly departed visionary friend) is designed with a compact (200g) versatility that makes it a hybrid of winter jersey and light winter jacket, an indispensable go-to piece and riding companion for 3 seasons a year, and particularly on rides which foresee variable conditions (inclement weather, change in temperature, significant altitude gains etc.) This high level of versatility is achieved by astute combination of two key fabrics: the first is our proprietary UFHybridShell fabric, an insulating ribbed fleece material woven with such an extraordinary density as to give the fabric windblocking values which come close to those of laminated shell windstopper fabrics. In fact the name HybridShell is given by the fabric’s ability to mimic the characteristics of a fabric with a membrane (shell) while still maintaining the advantages of breathability and elasticity (for fit) of woven fabrics. This material has also undergone a treatment before being woven (as opposed to a ‘finish’ employed on the fabric, choice which allow the threads to maintain their natural characteristics) for water resistance and fast drying times. While the UFHybridShell is employed in core heat zones and the areas most affected by wind chill (chest, upper back, upper arms and front of forearms), the fast drying UFL1 fabric (used in the shortsleeve L1 jersey) is employed in the back and underside of the forearms. Cut with advanced sartorial engineering skills, according to an entirely new sleeve pattern with minimal seams (none frontal facing) and with an ergogenic ‘pre-shaped’ fit (note the way the jersey ‘falls’ into a riding position even when unworn, on a hanger) which is snug and supportive, without being constrictive. Pocket design is the same rigorously tidy proprietary Invisible system found on the shortsleeve jersey.
Full 3mm reflective zip