7mesh Launches WTV Collection

Aug 26, 2022 at 16:11
by 7mesh  

Press Release: 7mesh

As every rider knows, wearing one piece that works all day beats stopping to stash or retrieve a layer every few miles - but that’s usually what ends up happening. So 7mesh has long sought a fabric construction that would protect riders from cold winds and low temperatures, while still offering the breathability needed to prevent overheating. Now after years of development 7mesh is launching WTV, a brand-new fabric named for the three challenges it balances Wind, Thermal and Ventilation to provide comfort on chillier rides from start to finish. Explore the WTV collection here.


To create a single fabric accommodating changing conditions and output, 7mesh focused on air permeability. A stretch-woven exterior provides a breathable wind layer, while a brushed loft interior traps 'just enough' heat while venting off the excess. The result? A single layer to keep you going through shoulder season, winter, and beyond. Loaded with innovative features like the Anorak’s dual zippered pouch and the Vest’s handy on-bike storage straps, the purpose-driven, durable designs will keep you in balance through the cooler seasons to come.


WTV’s painstakingly developed construction was guided by the wilderness and conditions of 7mesh’s Squamish BC surroundings, and refined with extensive testing by 7mesh athletes. Limits were pushed by thousands of kilometres of winter riding, from backcountry adventures to snowy singletrack, as well as long sessions on road and gravel. Available as the relaxed Chilco Anorak and Vest for both men and women, the collection also includes Seton Jerseys and Vests for riders looking for a closer fit.

Women's Chilco Anorak
Men's Chilco Anorak
Women's Chilco Anorak
Men's Chilco Anorak

Women's Chilco Vest
Men's Chilco Vest
Women's Chilco Vest
Men's Chilco Vest








Video by Will Biname
Photography by Margus Riga.


46 Comments

  • 46 0
 Wind! Thermal! Ventilation! By your powers combined, I am Captain single layer to keep you going through shoulder season, winter, and beyond!
  • 18 0
 Do you copywrite? Asking for a friend...
  • 4 0
 @7mesh: ...maybe
  • 2 0
 @dreamlink87: I think you just got a job
  • 22 0
 Thought it would be Wyntv collection
  • 3 0
 same here…now disappointed
  • 3 0
 Wyn should sue them for copyright infringement.
  • 9 0
 Whoever did this video deserves video credit, brand video or not! Amazing work, making the product well designed and super appealing. #inspirational
  • 14 0
 Thanks for you kind words. I’ll take credit here, within the comment section
  • 8 1
 How is this different from the Patagonia R1 hardface? Fabric looks almost exactly the same.

Would also love to know what temp ranges its optimized for.
  • 5 0
 Agreed. Was just about to buy a R1 techface as well so very curious
  • 6 1
 Patagonia includes a full length zipper on most of their models and is cheaper...
  • 15 0
 There are fabrics that look similar from the outside, but they're not the same. (In fact our fabric isn't even from the same maker as R1.) We worked directly with our partner to tune the construction for the performance we wanted, specifically high output riding in cooler temps. WTV has greater stretch than R1, and higher air permeability which is what helps so much with the comfort range. The backer on the inside of WTV has also had a brushed treatment which increases loft to maximize warmth despite the permeability. We find it hard to give solid advice on temperature ranges since people are so variable, but our testers were riding it as low as -10C in Sweden at high output (with a base layer) while in Squamish we're riding up to say +10C before it becomes too warm while you're working hard. Our staff have been wearing their WTVs on cooler evenings or mornings this summer, but really it comes into it's own for Fall/Winter/Spring.
  • 2 1
 @7mesh: the R1 is supposed to be a midlayer, it's breathable but not windproof. So it's not a great one to use as a single layer for biking.
Now you say that your new material has a "higher air permeability" compared to the R1. I expected you to reply that in contrast to the R1 you new layer is windproof, not the reverse..
  • 3 1
 @7mesh: Gotta ask, why on earth didn't you include a full length zip? Hoodies and anoraks are great for casual wear, but you've designed a cycling specific product that requires me to remove my helmet to take on/off to use it. This seems like a huge design oversight.
  • 3 1
 @ratedgg13: The pieces shown here aren't the whole collection, check out the Seton Jersey which might meet your needs. Why a pullover? To provide options, because different riders prefer different things, and because we find this fabric better-suited than most to wearing throughout an entire ride. WTV fabric is lofty and not super packable, so it's not going to be your first pick in conditions where you're planning to take it on/off frequently, regardless of full zip vs pullover.
  • 5 0
 @granjak: (Keep in mind R1 is a series of fabrics, so this is generalizing.) The terminology is often intermixed, but think of it this way:
Air permeability - to what extent it allows air to pass through the fabric.
Breathability - to what extent it allows water vapour to pass through the fabric.

Making the garment fully windproof would decrease air permeability, so all else being equal you will stay warmer. However, all else doesn't stay equal. It would also drastically reduce breathability, so becomes very clammy/sweaty, for sure we've all experienced this with many products. WTV works well because the lofty fabric traps heat, and introducing a (limited) amount of air perm allows enough air to circulate that a better balance is achieved. It's still pretty wind protective, but stays more comfortable. R1 has a similar intent.
  • 7 0
 By the way, I hope none of these comments come across as anti-R1. R1 is solid, and Patagonia is one of the leaders with air permeable construction garments. We are optimizing for cycling fit and output, they are optimizing for outdoor, but both work well and the tech has good ability to cross over to multiple activities.
  • 2 0
 @granjak: you're confusing regular R1 (warm next-to-skin or mid layer) with R1 techface (windproof softshellish-like fabric), which can be worn as an outer layer.
  • 5 0
 '... beats stopping to stash or retrieve a layer...' Followed by photo of actual product stashed on bike with its own stash straps. I like the product really and having straps built in is a super cool idea just seemed a funny lead.
  • 8 0
 Still waiting for that waterproof vest...
  • 2 0
 This. Although my old 7Mesh Guardian makes a pretty wicked weatherproof vest now that it’s been de-sleeved.
  • 8 0
 love all of my 7mesh gear use it for road, mtb, gravel and bikepacking
  • 1 0
 As I know 7mesh primarily as a brand for protective gear I'm curious, how well does this stuff deal with thorns and crashes? I nearly always ride sleeveless and I pretty much always have cuts on my arms. Primarily between wrist up 'till halfway upper arm. And also shoulders up 'till the shoulderblades (after which my backprotection shields the rest of my back). Not scary stuff but thorns and minor crashes on gravely stuff do make these superficial cuts. Skin heals for cheap but it feels like a waste to cut up some fancy garment.
  • 2 0
 Sounds like you're a candidate for the vests! Smile It's a stretch double-weave fabric rather than a knit, so the durability of the face is like other well made stretch wovens (think softshells or stretch jackets) rather than to knits / fleeces which are much less durable. Maybe the air perm construction will make it a bit more likely to snag on a thorn? But we think that would be pretty minimal. We've had riders testing iterations of this material for a long time and durability hasn't been any kind of issue. (If you do get unlucky: we have a crash replacement policy in the first month, and a discount program for replacements after that date.)
  • 1 0
 @7mesh: Oh wow, glad to see you're so confident about the durability. All these rain/wind/ventilation/comfort claims are only worth so much until the material rips apart on a typical ride. The replacement programs give some peace of mind, but I'm also one who'd feel bad for seeing an otherwise fine product being scrapped and being replaced by something brand new. Some brands also offer to repair their products and/or offer repair kits. Would you do that too?
  • 2 0
 @vinay: Yes our crash policy and warranties are repair or replacement - we repair at our design facility in Squamish, and work with a couple of other repair centres also. On durability, WTV is solid, but honestly it's not particularly special in that regard. It's pretty hard to actually wreck a good stretch woven face. And when it does happen, the garment isn't what we'd be most worried about.
  • 1 0
 @7mesh: Ah, maybe until now I've just never dared to subject the more high performance jackets (Gore Bikewear and Endura) to mountainbiking as I was afraid to destroy them. Largely based on what happened to my cotton/bamboo t-shirts I usually use for riding but also on that one occasion when I pierced my shoulder onto the upper corner of a car door that just opened, went straight through an O'Neill jacket. I was just glad I didn't get that into my head instead! The jacket could be repaired though so yeah if yours can be repaired like that as well I shouldn't be too worried indeed.
  • 4 0
 200 bucks for the anorak just in case anybody wondering is wondering.
  • 3 0
 One can only imagine how expensive it would be with a full length zipper...
  • 1 0
 Will these be available alongside other high end brands like Coghlans and Coleman at MEC? Or should I go to my local bike shop.
  • 4 1
 WhatTheVuck collection
  • 1 0
 A reminder that another summer is sadly coming to an end, hopefully we’ll have a snowy winter.
  • 1 0
 At first thought, MTV is still a thing…
  • 1 0
 Wyn tv has his own line but not shown wearing it here?
  • 2 3
 7mesh is quality gear, but the sizing is small and certainly unsuitable for the big and tall.
  • 4 0
 Interesting you say that that as I'm only 6'2 and 36" waist but found the sizing big.

Guess we're all built differently :/
  • 1 0
 we certainly are
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