Sir Chris Hoy and Vulpine apparel collaborated this year with a shared aim: to provide stylish, comfortable performance cycling kit that riders would feel great in.
They also wanted to do it all at a price point that wouldn’t make your average cyclist feel guilty until the next pay day – and with their winter range, I think they’ve hit all the targets pretty admirably.
The autumn/winter road range includes a softshell, roubaix jersey, waterproof jacket, and bib tights. It’s a capsule wardrobe, consisting of the key essential items a rider needs to get through the colder months. In fact, if you were buying a HOY bike ready for your first winter of riding, you could pretty much snap up one of each item and find yourself basically ready to face the wind, rain and other wonders ahead. Add in the accessories and you’ve got a self-sufficient HOY branded rider.
As per previous HOY Vulpine line-ups, all designs are carbon copied across the genders, with the same colour schemes used alongside the obvious fit adjustments.
We tested the Roubaix jersey, in Cobalt Blue, and the Roubiax bib tights – the kind of outfit designed for long, ambling autumn rides, or perhaps faster paced outings in the middle of winter when extra warmth is almost always welcome.