Nukeproof Announces Winter Riding Apparel

Jan 23, 2019
by Nukeproof  
Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE

PRESS RELEASE: Nukeproof

You don’t get the stunning countryside and hero dirt without a little bit of water. Being from Northern Ireland, we are no strangers to adapting to the damper side of nature's elements. We’re pleased to announce the new addition to our Nukeproof Ridewear range to enable you to adapt to the whatever mother nature throws at your ride.

The new line up has rider covered both on and off the bike, with a collection of Waterproof Jackets, waterproof shorts, and jerseys as well as casually inspired ride sweaters and hoodies, plus the all-important Merino base layers.

Blackline Waterproof Jacket (UK SRP: £150):

Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE

Designed for on the bike performance is the Blackline Waterproof Jacket. The Blackline Waterproof is a super high-quality lightweight (115gsm2) jacket, constructed from hard wearing Nylon with stretch to never restrict your ride. The Blackline Waterproof as the name suggests is constructed from fully waterproof (20,00mm) and breathable (20,000gsm) fabric.

Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE
Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE



All seams are taped, to keep rain from seeping in through seems. For extra ventilation the jacket features under arm intakes to keep the air flow and regulate temperature. All cuffs are elasticated and articulated for comfort and to keep the elements out. Finished with waterproof YKK zip’s to protect your valuables in dry pockets. As well as normal waist pockets, a phone/ audio stash pocket is hidden inside the chest with audio port for those that prefer to ride to a beat.

Blackline Waterproof Shorts (UK SRP £100):

Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE
Winter 2019 Photo Laurence CE



It’s designed for you to keep enjoying even the most brutal conditions on the trails. Matching the Jacket are the Blackline Waterproof Shorts. These 3-layer Cordura Nylon waterproof shorts (10k) are designed to be hard wearing and breathable (10K) as well as protect you from the elements. For added protection from the water they feature ripstop gators under the leg hems to lock out the water. As with the jacket they feature waterproof YKK zippers to help protect whatever’s in your pockets. Like all Nukeproof shorts they are fully adjustable waist band with double popper closure for security whilst riding.

Blackline Softshell Jacket (UK SRP: £100):

Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE

In Addition to the waterproof we have the Blackline Softshell. Designed to be slightly heavier weight 266gm2, it’s more suited to colder days in the saddle, with its waterproof membrane (15k/10k) outer shell with DWR coating and lined with a waffle fleece. Again, it features waterproof YKK zips and a fitted hood to go over your helmet to lock in the warmth and subtle branded details.

Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE
Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE

Outland Collection:

Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE

The Outland collection is aimed at a more casual inspired technical Ridewear for both on and off the bike. Kit that you can ride in (and if not covered in mud) you can grab a after ride brew without standing out too much. This includes an insulated Primaloft jacket (£120), perfect for off the bike and keeping warm after rides. This is complimented with the Outland Tech hoodie (SRP: £65), Outland Hoddie (SRP £60) and Outland sweater (SRP: £40) all designed with technical fabrics for on and off the bike.

Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE
Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE


The Outland Tech zip hoodie 296gsm hoodie designed for on the bike. The hood is cut to fit over the helmet, with Cordura elbow patches to help prevent snagging when riding near trail brush. Available in Grey or Maroon

Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE


Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE
Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE


The Outland hoodie and Sweater are inspired by off the bike look casually cut but made from moisture wicking performance fabrics. 200gsm fleece lined fabrics offer warmth on cold weather rides and can be layered up with the jackets and our Merino base layers when required.

Outland Sweater (SRP: £40) is available in grey or black.


Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE

The Hoddies are available in Orange/ Grey or Blue/ Grey

Winter Nukeproof shoot Photo by Laurence CE


As with any “winter outfit” your always told the key is to layer up. The Nukeproof office are big fans of a Merino base layers. Made from superfine grade 18.5 micron 100% merino yarn, both offer high level comfort against the skin as well as natural odour resistance, wicking properties and breath-ability. Available in a Long sleeve ¼ zip version and long sleeve round neck cut.

Complete Winter look book here

Many thanks to Antur Stiniog, Coed Y Brenin for their help and Launrence CE for the amazing images.

More information can be found on www.Nukeproof.com


MENTIONS: @Nukeproofinternational



70 Comments

  • + 25
 There is no such thing as winter shorts. If the weather is warm enough to wear shorts, it's not called winter.
This is how winter looks like: www.pinkbike.com/photo/14305334
  • + 26
 I still ride with shorts, even in the snow. Long protectors and long socks. Sometimes long underwear made from thermo material, but still with riding shorts.
  • + 7
 @MrEtnie: so in other words, your clothes cover your legs from waist to ankles just like a pair of long trousers would, just in a more complicated way. Because why buy one thing if you can buy three. Makes sense... Big Grin
  • + 20
 @Extremmist: it's the other way around. Why buy long bike pants when you've got skiing underwear and bike shorts lying around.
  • + 8
 Still ride with shorts down to around -12*C (or 10*F). I've got thermals from running that I wear under them, and gators from snowshoeing to keep the snow out of the boots. I don't need a new kit for every sport.
  • + 4
 It's like Superman wearing his Red Winter Underwear on the outside.
  • + 3
 @chyu: Seriously, why does Superman wear his underwear on the OUTSIDE?
  • + 3
 I wear shorts with either long underwear or spandex in the winter (0 - -20C) first, for mobility, second for the same reason colincolin & schlockinz gave. Give it a try, may surprise you.
  • + 3
 Mild winter in coastal BC this year. I've been riding at least 3 times a week, and shorts have been a constant along with knee pads and knee-high wooly socks. Perfect combo, other than my shorts not being water proof.
  • + 3
 @Extremmist: Shorts and knee guards are free-er than pants which see to bind on all riders HUGE quads.
  • + 2
 Commando in DH-shorts, kneeprotectors and ordinary socks. Powdersnow has free access to my *****, but the fur on my legs keep my shins warm. If it gets cold, ride harder.
  • + 1
 Shorts on last night -5
  • + 1
 @colincolin: I don't ski and I don't own any long underwear. Just one pair of MTB shorts and one pair of long MTB trousers (which I also use for winter hikes if there's a lot of snow). Both made by Alpinestars, never had any mobility issues.
Anyway, if shorts are for winter, then what season are long pants for?
  • + 3
 I mean, winter where I'm from just means 8 degrees Celsius and rain. Not every place has frigid winters.
  • + 1
 @Poulsbojohnny: ... Cos he's got nuthin on the inside?
  • + 15
 FFS, why don't manufacturers produce jackets with a TWO WAY ZIP, it makes for easy venting, being able to pull the zip up from the bottom as it means the jacket doesn't fill with air the way it does when pulling the zip from the top, a huge oversight in my opinion.
  • + 9
 an great for taking a whizz without having to undoo the jacket Big Grin
  • + 41
 Noted and we will take a look for future.
  • + 6
 Personally, I can't stand the 2 way zipper. They may have ventilation benefits, but they are fiddly as fuck when it comes to actually engaging the zipper.
  • + 2
 Fox Attack Pro Water
  • + 2
 @Eaz: Not a great jacket
  • + 2
 Two way zips are horrid, super fiddly, never work properly and break all the time. A normal zip is fine imo. Never seen the need for a two way zip.
  • + 1
 @nojzilla: Your jackets are too long.
  • + 8
 After my last couple of rides I really need to invest in some of these. Sadly it's a choice of eating, or staying dry.
  • + 1
 Do it. Don't buy any of this DWR nonsense. I bought a pair of Madison DTE shorts and they were worth every penny (can be had for around 60 quid). Have had many wet rides in them and my undershorts are totally dry afterwards. Makes winter riding much more bearable.
  • + 1
 The Blackline shorts and jacket are 3Layer fully waterproof shorts, the DWR coating is only an extra protection (all our standard summer shorts run DWR just to bead off the British summer)
  • + 1
 @Davec85: Just go commando, then you won’t have to worry about wet undershorts. Your skin is as waterproof as any breathable fabric.
  • + 1
 @Nukeproofinternational:
That's fine until the dwr wears off, which it always does. And there are no aftermarket brands that do the same job as done in the factory. Unless you want to let the secret out.
  • + 2
 @dh1stan: the first company that offers factory dwr reapplications will be swimming in money and customers.
  • + 1
 Elastic cuffs? No way!
I cannot understand why on many famous brand you need to go to the highest value jackets to have a nice velcro tab on cuffs. I want the jacket to be tight over my gloves without fighting with an elastic (winter gloves are thick, it is a pain to pull the jacket sleeves above them, and elastics are probably what fail first on most of my clothes), and beeing able to open the cuffs to push a bit of air on the sleeves is very welcome.
  • + 1
 I don't see anything on the website regarding what sort of waterproof/breathability technology is involved. No description on Chain Reaction either. In my experience, any jacket that leaves this information out is usually poor quality and will wet through in a decent downpour in 15-20 mins. Nylon with DWR will wear out quickly. If there's no mention of goretex, pertex, paclite, neoshell, eVent, 2.5 or 3L membranes, or any of the other similarly trademarked tech...don't bother. I want to buy a jacket that will last in a serious downpour for hours on end. If you look at the pinkbike jacket ridden and rated from December 2018 (www.pinkbike.com/news/12-rain-shells-ridden-and-rated.html), only the Patagonia Dirt Roamer has nylon + DWR listed as its material and they don't even classify it as waterproof. "Water resistant" is the term they use.
  • + 5
 the Blackline Jacket is constructed form a 3layer fully waterproof fabric, 20k waterproof/ 20k breathability. we tested it back to back against branded fabrics and were really impressed with its performance. it’s only DWR other coated only as an extra. Protection. All seams are welded and zippers are YKK Aqua guard zips. As a new brand in the jacket market I’m not sure that riders were up for paying up to $100-150 dollars more for us to use a branded fabric- but happy to be told otherwise.
  • + 2
 @Nukeproofinternational: Thank you for the reply. You should throw that info on your website and product description! Even the 3L part sounds way more legit than how it's described online. Also could use some sizing info.
  • + 1
 To ride in the wet you need long pants and Gore-Tex boots. All these waterproof shorts are great for damp days but when it is really wet or raining you can't ride for long in any form of waterproof short for long as your feet end up soaked. You are only as good as your weakest link when riding in really bad weather. We need a company to come up with a well fitted Gore-Tex pant.
  • + 1
 Am I the only person who can't ride in a hoody without smoldering?
I've got a pretty awesome Weevil Outdoor Supply hoody that all the skinny boys love rolling out in.
I can get 100 yards past the trailhead and I'm about to pass out from heat exhaustion. Big Grin

I've tried flannels too and they're worse. I always have to go with a medium base layer and jersey.
Once it gets below 40 then I'll toss on a shell. If our trails weren't so close to most roads, I'd worry about hypothermia, but I see folks rolling out in so much insulation on the bike.

I can't be that fat....can I? How do I look in these skinny jeans?
  • + 1
 Hoodies and flannels are strictly off-bike, apres-ride wear, IMO. Too bulky, too hot, too water-absorbent, and not "modular" enough for using on a ride.

I think you're doing it right - thin or medium-weight wool base layer under a jersey, then a shell on top if needed.
  • + 2
 Oh yeah - came on here to say those are really good looking jackets. Tasteful designs and colors. Bravo.
  • + 1
 @MtbSince84: merino baselayer, jersey, endura MTB 500 jacket. Perfectly fine up until - 5 degrees C
  • + 1
 Is the expensive jacket proper waterproof? Or a coating that you have to be meticulously careful with?
I'll happily pay 150-200 quid for a jacket if I can chuck it in the wash without a care.
  • + 4
 I want to ride like this guy.
  • + 4
 That's winter in the pictures lol lol lol...
  • + 13
 TBF- It's Blaenau Ffestiniog (North Wales) in late October. It doesn't rain when you plan a wet weather shoot and I refuse to fly away from the UK for winter shoots! Not going to complain as it's a stunning place!!
  • + 5
 Helmet compatible hood?
  • + 2
 I don't get the expensive jackets/shells - aren't they potentially going to rip in one crash?

Or is the face fabric thick enough to survive?
  • + 1
 why is it so difficult to have winter , waterproof pants for mountain biking , obviously shorts are much easier to design than pants
  • + 2
 We’re still in year 1 of making kit, your right pants are a little tricky to get right, but let’s see what the future holds
  • + 1
 Came here to make a snarky comment about how this was just in time for spring. Then I realized there is an entire hemisphere just about to hit autumn.
  • + 4
 That scrub
  • + 3
 How about giving us photos where you can see the f*cking products clearly?
  • + 7
 Loads on the website if you check Smile
  • + 2
 So where do we buy this stuff, CRC product supplies are terrible. I mean ZERO everything, are they closing doors soon?
  • + 4
 I've wondered the same recently! They have zero of anything in stock.
  • + 1
 I'd imagine Wiggle will start pushing it hard. DHB is popular (and generally really good) on the road side, so makes sense if they're going to use Nukeproof as the MTB equivalent
  • + 4
 Hope not as the stock has just been sent to our dealers Smile
  • + 1
 CRC is terrible. Only seems to have old lines and they are all out of stock.
  • - 3
 @Nukeproofinternational: Why have you not produced the jackets with a two way zip, it makes venting far easier being able to pull the zip from the bottom, pulling from the top just fills the jacket with air and slows you down, for this one reason alone is why I wouldn't buy it.
  • + 4
 @Gavalar66: they already replied to your previous post
  • + 1
 @muletron: I got my Horizons from CRC no problem - once they were in stock. Shipping was fast and I'm pretty sure no other retailer had them stateside or other.
  • + 1
 Hotlines is the UK Distributor for Nukeproof stuff, Hit up Bike & Spanner (Edinburgh) as they Stock it
  • + 1
 Yeah I always find it hard to source Nukeproof or Endura stuff here in Canada. Only place I can seem to find it is Chain Reaction and they never have any stock. And after getting hit with taxes/duty several times and long turnaroud time with returns/warranty, I've about given up on CRC.
  • + 2
 Are these shots taken in NI?
  • + 1
 No, North Wales.
  • + 2
 We want the new dh bike!
  • + 1
 Looks great but where is Sam? Nuke proof, an American original.
  • + 1
 Really tidy looking gear. Nice work Nukeproof!
  • + 0
 A little late to announce it lol
  • + 0
 Just in time for Winter..... oh
  • + 0
 Just in time for spring.

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