It’s starting to feel a lot like, dare I say it, summer. With the warmer temperatures beckoning us out on our bikes, fresh new kit is landing on the shelves left, right and centre to give us some extra motivation to get out there and feel great.
Surf-inspired brand, ION Sports, has become a key player in women’s MTB with their growing range of clothing, shoes, protection and post-ride apparel. We’ve been pretty impressed over their ability to offer both bombproof winter kits and cooling summer trail attire, and for SS18, we’ve been out riding in the new Traze and Seek kits from the ION Women’s MTB Collection.
ION Traze Women’s Range
The Traze collection is for those warm fair weather trail days when you need something loose, comfortable and totally breathable.
The jersey is constructed from a super stretchy polyester and elastane blend which has been made to breathe and wick moisture away from the skin as you sweat, all in a slim fit cut with ventilated mesh panels.
There’s a small zipped stash pocket in the rear which is ideal for your essential bits and bobs. There are two small popper buttons at the neck of the jersey which can be easily un/fastened when you need to adjust them, however, I left mine done up because I didn’t feel a great difference between the two states.
It’s more so in road cycling jerseys that you would fit a silicone grip on the hem, but in this case, it was quite welcomed. The Traze jersey effortlessly gripped to the Traze shorts and stayed in place as I rode so there was no draught or unwanted bareback displays.