When we first embarked on the Recon Jacket project, we aimed to highlight the fantastic properties of the WINDSTOPPER® fabric that we've grown to love. It's windproof, lightweight, highly water-resistant, and highly breathable - what more could you ask for? Well... you could ask for a pair of Recon Shorts!
First let’s talk about the material. Using WINDSTOPPER® membrane as the foundation, the softshell fabric is windproof and breathable, offering the comfort of a soft mid-layer and the water resistance of a shell in a single textile. The membrane itself is an ultra thin layer of PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) with a micro porous structure. The pores are 900 times larger than water vapour molecules, allowing perspiration to pass through unhindered, while offering complete wind protection and very high water resistance. Completing the package, the membrane is protected by two textiles - a soft textured inner knit for comfort, and an outer woven nylon that provides robust durability against brush and branches.
The Recon short is patterned with an active fit, shaped to the riding position to deliver stellar freedom of movement. Internally, all seams are trimmed to 3mm and reinforced with tape to reduce weight and bulk and further improve weather protection. The Recon Shorts feature both an integrated waist adjustment system and good old fashioned belt loops, and a pair of hand pockets keep essentials handy. These features also enable to the Recon to transition easily from long days in the saddle to après-ride beers with friends.
"The construction quality here is so good that you could wear the Recons inside out and they'd still look better than any other shorts. Also, the fit isn't just exceptional, it's perfect" - Mountain Biking UK