Sombrio Launches 2018 Collection & International Shipping

May 25, 2018 at 13:27
by Sombrio Cartel  

PRESS RELEASE: Sombrio

For two decades, Sombrio has been designing and testing mountain bike gear on Vancouver's North Shore. The 2018 Sombrio collection, backed by a Lifetime Guarantee, highlights durability through lightweight fabrics with added mobility, comfort, and protection from the elements while drawing graphic inspiration from the loam and its elusive ecosystem. From the critters who roam in the loam, to what lies beneath the surface, the 2018 collection is an intimate interpretation of trail life in Sombrio's backyard.

Sombrio is also stoked to announce international direct shipping coming this Summer. Direct shipping is currently available for Australia, New Zealand and the UK, with more countries across Europe rolling out in the coming weeks.

For 2018, Sombrio has introduced fresh silhouettes to the Freeride lineup with the Men's Chaos Jersey and Women's Alder Jersey. Both are made from silky smooth Cool Wik fabric that wicks moisture away from the body and has an anti-microbial treatment to help keep the stink away. Sombrio has also introduced a new Women's Freeride short inspired by the Men's Badass Shorts called the Rebel. The new Rebel Shorts offer 4-way stretch and a slightly longer length in the front to deliver mobility and knee pad coverage without the bulk behind your knee.

(left) Men's Chaos Jersey in Grizzly Camo and Black (right) Women's Alder Jersey in Fig Forest Creatures and Grizzly Camo

(left) Men's Badass Shorts in Black and Amazon (right) Women's Rebel Shorts in Fig and Black

A closer look at Sombrio Cartel rider Jill Kintner in the Women's Alder Jersey and Rebel Shorts. Can you spot all the forest creatures?


The Chaos and Alder jerseys also come in special edition graphics as part of Sombrio's Second Decade Collection which celebrates their 20th anniversary and includes the Men's Second Decade Chaos Jersey and Second Decade Tee, as well as the Women's Second Decade Alder Jersey and Women's Second Decade Tee. The entire collection comes with a 20th anniversary canvas patch and a portion of proceeds on all Canadian sales supports IMBA Canada's Sombrio Freeride Scholarship, awarding a young athlete an all expenses paid trip to a summer mountain bike camp in Whistler, BC. Click here to learn more about the scholarship and special edition collection.*

(left to right) Second Decade Chaos Jersey, Second Decade Tee, Second Decade Alder Jersey andWomen's Second Decade Tee.

Sombrio Cartel rider Bryn Atkinson goes from business to party in the Ridgeline Jersey

The Ridgeline Jersey in Grizzly Camo is made from Chill Mesh which uses Xylitol (just like the stuff in mint gum!) which reacts with your sweat to keep you feeling cool on hot summer days and is part of Sombrio's Mullet Collection–business in the front with solid colors and party in the back with wild prints!

Sombrio Cartel rider Bryn Atkinson in the Renegade Jersey in Forest Creatures (another Mullet Collection style) and Longhorn Shorts in Pacific Teal.

The Renegade Jersey also comes printed front and back in Deep Earth Tie Dye and pairs seamlessly with the Highline Shorts for a kit that stands out amongst the trees


The Smuggle storage system seamlessly integrates with any mountain bike short

The Smuggle Liner Collection has expanded to offer both a Men's and Women's liner and bib liner short. All Sombrio liner shorts now come standard with enough storage for all your ride essentials, a premium Formula FX chamois featuring Poron memory foam for ultimate vibration dampening and a 60-day comfort guarantee so if you're not completely stoked, you can return them within 60 days!

The Women's Luxe Bib Liner also features Sombrio's unique Pit Stop Technology–simply pull down the super stretchy shoulder straps for easy nature breaks without removing all your layers.

(left) Men's Smuggle Bib Liner and Smuggle Liner (right) Women's Luxe Bib Liner and Luxe Liner

The Men's liner chamois features Sombrio's Assorted Nuts print and the Women's liner chamois features Sombrio's Assorted Cats print

Sombrio Cartel riders Darren Berrecloth and Bryn Atkinson in the Squall 2 Jacket.

Sombrio has redesigned their windbreakers to introduce the Men's Squall 2 Jacket and Women's Chinook 2 Jacket. These lightweight, minimalist wind shells are made from an durable stretchy fabric designed to block out the wind and let you breath while riding for ultimate temperature regulation on cooler days.

The Sombrio Squall 2 Jacket is loaded with features like a DWR treatment to repel mud and rain, a helmet compatible roll-down hood and a rear stow pocket that turns into a wearable fanny pack

Sombrio Cartel rider Rachel Strait with the Chinook 2 Jacket in fanny pack mode

Sombrio also offers a Grom's Collection of durable gear for pint-sized shredders, all covered by their Lifetime Guarantee. New for 2018 is the Grom's L/S Chaos Jersey available in Grizzly Camo and the Grom's Badass Shorts available in Amazon and Black.


Sombrio Cartel Grom's Dane Jewett and Anthony Shelly sporting the new 2018 Grom's Collection

Visit sombriocartel.com to view the full 2018 collection.

*Second Decade Collection: Sombrio will donate 10% of the proceeds from the 2018 sales of Sombrio Second Decade Jerseys or Tees in Canada to IMBA Canada’s 2019 Sombrio Freeride scholarship program to send at least one young athlete age 13-18 to a week-long mountain bike camp in Summer 2019. Donation amounts will be calculated as follows: For sales made directly by Sombrio to a consumer in Canada through Sombrio’s website or telephone customer service, Sombrio will donate 10% of the retail price charged by Sombrio to the consumer. For sales made by Sombrio to authorized Sombrio retail dealers in Canada, Sombrio will donate 10% of the wholesale price charged by Sombrio to the dealer. If a consumer buys this product from the dealer, they will be supporting the spirit of freeride, but a second additional donation will not be made by the dealer.

About Sombrio Cartel:
Sombrio is the original, authentic Freeride apparel brand from Vancouver’s North Shore. Today, Sombrio continues to innovate fashion-forward, functional elements, to live and breathe the two-wheeled culture, while supporting a unique roster of athletes, who along-side Sombrio, strive to make the mountain bike world a more vibrant place.


30 Comments

  • 10 0
 Loving that chamois print
  • 9 0
 I say it every year. And I'll continue to do so. BRING BACK SOMBRIO FOOTWEAR!! please!
  • 3 0
 +1 my Shazams are still going strong
  • 2 0
 I'm wearing only that smuggle bib everywhere all summer.
  • 1 0
 With you on that bud, my loams are falling apart 4 years in and cannot compare other shoes comfort and the feel of the pedals you get. make some more shoes!
  • 6 0
 @Benine: Definitely taking note of the shoe love Smile
  • 2 1
 Your shoes stink!
  • 1 0
 @SombrioCartel: one more vote for shoes. high top with lace cover.
  • 2 0
 @SombrioCartel: yall said that last year though
(Shazam reissue please)
  • 3 0
 Dear Sombrio, I have bought lots of your gear, I like the fit, but I fell in love with the N'Fluence freeride shorts the moment I slipped into the bad MF, but since then you have made some mad fitting stuff that I have still bought. bring back that short, if not sell me some of them, glad you have finally realised there is a world outside Canada and America, but I am still waiting for the day you can make my short's fit like a glove X
  • 2 0
 I love all this stuff but I don't get why clothing company's do product launches during the season. I pick out what I wasn't to get in January/Feb for the season so I have it ready to roll in March/April when the summer riding season starts here in western canada. In Sombrio's case, this stuff was out and on their website two months ago and you could see it before, but race face also releases their summer stuff late in the buying season as well
  • 4 0
 Clothes, meh. What happened to the sombrio x shaman shoes? Best riding shoes I've owned, bring them back!
  • 4 0
 sombrio shoes 6 years still going, paid £30 for em (crc), why have you stopped making them?
  • 3 0
 Because no one paid full price and it sent Sombrio broke.
  • 4 0
 *shazam
  • 1 0
 My favorite mountain biking shoes out there! Please bring these back!
  • 3 0
 Shouldnt it be Assorted Pussies print??
  • 3 0
 Remember what happened to 661....
  • 2 0
 If my gear doesn't match my bike I'm to throw the biggest hissy fit of all time.
  • 1 0
 Your clothing is divided up into 3 category’s: Men’s ,Women’s and Groms(aka boys) How about some gear for all the girls who rip out there as well?
  • 3 0
 shoes!!!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 What trail are the groms shredding in those pics?
  • 1 1
 Homebrew, Squamish, BC
  • 1 0
 Just went on your site to make an order and it says can't ship to me. ???
  • 1 0
 Hey There,

You just need to select your countries flag at the top when you start shopping and it should work. Give it a try from this link and if you still have any trouble, just send us a PM and we'll be able to help you out!

us-store.sombriocartel.com/collections/mens
  • 1 0
 OK Camo. sweet.
  • 2 2
 You had me at Rachel Straight...
  • 1 1
 You had me at... Wait no, it's Rachel Strait you dumb f*ck
  • 1 0
 Swobo rip
  • 1 3
 How is Sombrio still in business.

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