The Cruise Equipment line was conceived to be a riding companion for various occasions when you need better insulation no matter what the conditions. It’s a compact range of apparel, specifically designed to uncompromisingly meet the demands of intense training in variable conditions. Each piece is constructed with proprietary innovative fabrics, the main goal being to maintain a stabile body temperature. The minimalist and pure look and the essential design also pays attention to the importance of road safety offering augmented visibility, thanks to reflective inserts.
Cruise Collections were first introduced into the world of fashion at the beginning of the twentieth century by several designers and were aimed at wealthy people who would annually take a cruise or travel to countries with mild climates during the winter season. Today, many cyclists also have the opportunity to travel to warm locations in the winter months to chalk up some quality winter miles. One of our favourite winter get-aways is Mallorca, a Balearic Island off the coast of Spain. Mallorca gave us the inspiration for these Essential pieces of Equipment.
For this line we have developed a woven blend of polyamide and merino wool, an innovative combination of synthetic and natural yarns with a specific construction that enhances functionality by creating a push & pull of the internal sponge structure that removes the moisture and leaves the skin less clammy: all this with the incredible light weight of 175 gr/m2! The fabric has been given a durable water repellent finishing to allow proper thermal comfort during interval training under any weather conditions.
The Australian GravelNats, the continent’s National Championship of Gravel Biking, recently took place. It was a tough, competitive race and our friend Cameron Mc Donald from Bike Gallery Melbourne won the Master title! For the competition he chose to wear only pieces from Q36.5’s new Cruise Equipment line, which provided him with the perfect insulation even under wet and muddy conditions. This is versatile equipment; it’s been approved and certified by Cam! Thank you Cam we are proud of you!
A second collar found on the internal side of the first collar. This second collar is a soft and elastic fleece cut to easily rest directly against the neck much like the elasticated tape used underneath a cape by barbers. This second internal collar hermetically seals the body from cold air which can often enter from the rear part of the neck during activity, offering superior protection to that provided by the traditional single collar found on other cycling jackets.
The 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.threads in the desired proportion, an elastane filament which is then wrapped in polyestermide staples, protecting it entirely from any surface contact and thus guaranteeing exceptional longevity of the fabric’s elasticity.
We have developed a reflective fabric which is extremely visible in the night when light shines on it. This new fabric is infused with tiny particles that intensely reflect any light it comes in contact with.