Richa’s new Gore-tex gear
Belgium-based kit company joins forces with Gore-tex to launch a brand new range of all-weather textile kit
Richa have launched a new range of protective clothing that will incorporate Gore-tex for the first time. Previously Richa have only used GoreTex in their gloves, but the Belgium firm have now been approved to feature the waterproof, windproof and breathable technical layer in jackets and trousers too. The new range will include four jackets and two pairs of trousers, and will be on sale in dealers this month.
At the lowest end of the range is the new all-season Cyclone jacket (£399) and matching trousers (£299). The Cyclone utilises a three-layer system of a fixed Gore-tex liner underneath a tough abrasion-resistant outer material and a removable thermal lining. There is D3O armour at the shoulders and elbows, and also a Level 1 Ce-certified back protector. The Cyclone comes in three colour options – black, grey and black/fluro – and has a 360° zip to attach to the trousers.
The flagship products of the new range are the Atlantic jacket (£599) and trousers (£399), which represent the ultimate touring textiles and feature Gore-tex’s laminated outer shell material. There’s also a full complement of D30 armour, separate thermal inner jacket, and an eight-vent cooling system. It’s available in either black or grey. The new Gore-tex range also comprises a more casual jacket for urban riders, called the Madison (£399), and an adventure-focused offering called the Atacama (£499).
Richa Cyclone Jackets connect to trousers via a 360° zip £399 Richa Cyclone £299
These are the first Richa jackets and trousers with Gore-tex Richa Atacama £499
IF YOU LIKE THIS… Rev’it Legacy GTX £349.99 Waterproof and windproof outer with a Gore-tex membrane and removable thermal inner. Ce-approved armour in shoulders and elbows. www.revitsport. com
Richa Madison £399