New Enduro and Gore-Tex Clothing From 7mesh - Across the Pond Beaver

Sep 8, 2020 at 8:25
by Daniel Sapp  

7mesh have a number of new options out just in time for fall weather. Their Enduro collection features several shorts, liners, and shirts. They have also released a pair of Gore-Tex pants, and two jackets for late-season riding.

Slab Short

The Slab short is designed for trail and enduro riding. It is built with a 4-way stretch fabric and is made to give maximum freedom of movement and pedaling for all-day rides. There are ultrasonic stretch seams, an integrated stretch waistband and seamless gusset.

• Inseam - 14.5" / 37cm
• DWR 4-way stretch woven fabric
• Zippered storage pocket
• Clean, minimal aesthetic
• Integrated low profile waistband with
locking waist adjuster
• Ultrasonic taped seams
• Accommodates knee pads
• Reflective logo
• Men's: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
• Women's: XS, S, M, L, XL
• $130 USD

Optic 3/4 Jersey

The Optic shirt is designed to be light and quick drying. It's made for racing in the woods and dynamic movement. The shirt resists water pickup to keep riders drier through the use of a hydrophobic fabric and features flatlock seams in its construction. The 3/4 length accommodates armor, while UPF 40+ protection keeps the sun at bay.

• Moisture-wicking
• Anti-microbial treatment
• UPF 40+
• 100% polyester
• Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
• $65 USD

Copilot Jacket

The new Copilot jacket uses Gore-Tex Paclite Plus construction, allowing the entire jacket to pack into its own pocket when it’s not needed. The jacket is made to have excellent breathability at 235gm and is ideal for riders looking to move fast, pack light, and be protected when needed. It is available in men's and women's cuts with two color options for each.

• Packs into its own side pocket with double
sided zipper
• Over the helmet hood with 3-way draw cords
• Elasticated cuffs
• Drop back hem
• Hem draw cord
• 13mm taped seams
• Reflective logos
• GORE-TEX Paclite® Plus 2L, 40d
• Recycled 100% nylon, Plain weave
• Sizes: Men's- XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL Women’s- XS, S, M, L, XL
• $250 USD / $300 CAD / £220 GBP / €250 EUR

Skypilot Jacket

The Skypilot Jacket is an evolution of 7mesh's Guardian jacket. It's made with Gore-Tex Active 3L fabric for breathability and weather protection. Being a lightweight 250g and being extremely packable, the Skypilot is designed for mountain bikers that need a jacket in all conditions with windproof and waterproof construction.

The jacket has a full zip, dropped hem in the rear, and a roomy hood that will fit over helmets and cinch down to fine-tune. There are dual front hand pockets as well.

• Over the helmet hood with 3-way draw cords
• Elasticated cuffs
• Watertight zippered hand pockets
• Drop back hem w/draw cord
• 13mm taped seams
• Reflective logos
• Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL
• $350 USD / $450 CAD / £300 GBP / €350 EUR

Thunder Pant

The Thunder Pant is 7mesh's first full-length waterproof pant. It's built with two different weights of Gore-Tex Pro fabric (30d and 70d) and offers water protection and breathability coupled with durability. There are waterproof 1/2 leg zippers for ease of use and "cut-to-length" cuffs that allow for custom fitting for different inseams.

• Trim-to-length inseam
• Gore-Tex's most rugged PRO fabric at seat
and upper legs
• Gore-Tex's most breathable PRO at lower
legs and waist
• Fully taped Gore-Tex construction
• Riding gusset construction
• Watertight leg zippers for putting on with
shoes and double slider for venting
• Integrated waist adjusters
• Articulated knee
• Large reflective details
• Sizes: Men's- XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL Women’s- XS, S, M, L, XL
• $300 USD / $400 CAD / £280 GBP / €300 EUR

The trim-to-length inseam is 7mesh's solution for ensuring the pants fit a wider range of riders, especially tall ones.

Gryphon Jersey

The Gryphon Crew Jersey is a trim-fit, midweight jersey that utilizes recycled Polartec Power Grid fabric to provide warmth without extra weight. The jersey has a smooth face and warm, soft, air-trapping grid back to breathe well and stay dry. Ideal for cooler days, the jersey has a balanced warmth and versatility.

• Polartec Power Grid
• 93% polyester, 7% elastane (38% recycled content)
• Anti-microbial treatment
• Rear zippered pocket for essentials
• Reflective logo
• Sizes: Men's - XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL Women’s - XS, S, M, L, XL
• Price: TBA

Across the Pond Beaver 2020


  • 37 0
 7mesh stuff is seriously choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend it.
  • 15 0
 Thanks, Ferris.
  • 3 1
 @leifgren: Abe Froman the Sausage King!
  • 3 0
 Over the year there didn't seem to be stock of either Revo shorts or the Guardian jacket in Medium at any point. Looks like this will help as the Revos are in stock and the Skypilot will be coming in stock, so I guess it's spending time!! Smile
  • 2 0
 @leifgren: I was wondering if anyone would get that reference.
  • 2 0
 @Primoz: get it while it’s available. I’ve seen bike24 carries 7Mesh.

I have a Guardian jacket for Mtn and a Revelation for road. Might be time for a Sky Pilot lol

Those Gore Pants look choice. Probably get the Ride NF Winter pants though. Choices are always good.
  • 2 0
 @leifgren: Bring manufacturing to canada and I will buy. Way to much money for made in China
  • 1 0
 @gonecoastal: nope, 7mesh are the ones. I'm riding almost exclusively Norrona's Fjora shorts in the summer (and down south over the winter where t's not that cold) now because with the 43 cm inseam they actually somewhat cover my knees (inseam...). Meaning I don't have a thigh gap, which in the cold actually isn't that fun, it's actually chilling. I have a pair of Dakine Derails and two pairs of RF Ambush shorts that have a 15" inseam and they are juuuuuuust almost useable, just a bit too short. Everything else is just horrible.

For the wet I have the RF Agent shorts which some out even shorter due to the stiffer material and them bunshing up a bit. The Revos are 18", which... Should work well enough to actually eliminate thigh gap, which might be desireable in the winter Smile

And then there's the jacket, where the RF Agent I have been riding for 3 or 4 seasons is barely holding up anymore on the inside with the inner plies badly separated. It needs a rest. The shorts are aces though.
  • 1 0
 @Primoz: I have 4 pairs of the older style Fjora shorts plus a pair of their 3L Dri3 shorts that I paid with wool socks in the winter. I’m now fatter so I went up a size in their new style Fjora shorts plus 2 pairs of the Skibotn shorts for more pedalling or causal rides or hiking.
I was debating a pair of Fjora pants but I ordered the Ride NF DP3 pants this summer. And I’ll say I’m impressed so far. I’m liking the non-adjustable waistband as much or more. Pricing for locally made on Canada pants/shorts is the same as Norrøna.
7Mesh is my go to for cycling jackets. I’d consider their Gore-Tex pant for road/commuting/gravel applications but I’m more inclined to go with Ride NF for winter trail riding.
  • 1 0
 @gonecoastal: I believe Ride NF stuff is good, but the inseam values are not published, I doubt it's possible to try them out over here and I know Norrona works. After years of badly fitting close, sadly I'm sticking to what I know works, looks and fits good for me and what I like to wear as opposed to continued experimentation. I desperately need to clean out my closet of all the old kits I'm not wearing...
  • 1 0
 @Primoz: 100%
I tried NF as their factory is 50km from where I live.
All sold out of the DP3 Khaki Pant so I may have to order the Fjora Pant in that colourway now.
  • 23 1
 These articles really should mention where the company is based and where the products are actually manufactured.
  • 35 0
 7Mesh is based in Squamish, and their products are manufactured China.
  • 25 0
 I get it but it's kind of a ridiculous question at this point.

Good luck getting Gore Pro products made at scale anywhere outside a handful of factories in the world and they're all in Asia. I appreciate people want "local" manufacturing but that shipped has really sailed for highly specialized products.
  • 8 2
 @dhx42: francital membrane that performs as least as well as gore tex is made in france, local to me (originally for army and wood cutters but now for sports with vertical and raidlight brands although nothing specific for biking).
  • 13 11
 The prices they charge for jerseys is hilarious. You can go to Kohls or Marshalls and buy Under Armour quick-dry shirts on sale for $30. You may not look enduro-brah though.
  • 2 0
 @fautquecaswing: I am more talking about the construction of the garment not the actual membrane.
  • 6 2
 @SlodownU: yeah it’s ridiculous. 100% polyester for $60-80??

And mtb shorts prices are even crazier
  • 17 6
 @SlodownU: I have countless jerseys. None of them sick/breathe like my 7mesh stuff. They gave the added bonus of not supporting trophy hunting like Under Armour crap either.
  • 4 0
 @dhx42: No kidding in regards to scale. Needs Factory sews out of Vancouver and they’re consistently sold out.
  • 5 3
 @SlodownU: Lol I buy Nike dry fit and Under Armour at my local Goodwill for $3.
  • 4 0
 @dhx42: NF makes great stuff and does all their manufacturing in East Vancouver.
  • 10 0
 Anything technical in the world is going to be made in a handful of factories in Southern China, Shanghai, Taiwan or MAYBE Portugal. Arc'Teryx has had a very small production facility for mainly military/police garments but the technical apparel world has been and will be for a long time focused in Asia.

These comments pop up a lot implying companies are gas-lighting their consumers but show me another industry where the country of origin is plastered all over the product unless it's made in the Good ol' US of A (like that makes a difference in any way). There is explicitly a section of their website called "MANUFACTURING" that literally tells you the primary factory they use.
  • 2 0
 @whiteryanc: I thought Endura made their clothing in Scotland. But then I bought an MT500 jacket and the label said Made in China, so apparently not. And then I recently read that load of people in the British clothing industry are treated poorly too so even if it were actually made in Scotland, it doesn't tell the full story. And the same obviously goes for Made in China.
  • 3 1
 @vinay: Yes there are many shades of grey when it comes to the apparel industry. There's no one best option and it just smacks of Nationalist ignorance when people think something should, can, and would be better if made in their own country. I understand people's reticence to purchase things made in China based on China's awful human rights track record and a whole host of other issues but that basic nuance is often not even brought up. People just associate "China = Shit quality" and it couldn't be farther from the truth.
  • 1 0
 @Mattcon20: Our European brethren are getting hit hard with the cost of those pants.
  • 2 5
What crap your talking, so your saying that China looks after their citizens better than Scotland with wages etc, your on Craic you muppet. Tell yourself more lies to justify your Commy spending. You buy Chinese, you support their policy and lies
  • 4 0
 @Skerr: Nah, didn't say that. Let me spell it out for you.
1. I wanted to buy a European product and thought that Enduro products were actually made in Scotland. The jacket turned up and the "Made in" label proved me wrong.
2. People working in the textile industry aren't treated well, which turns out to go for those in Britain too. Wasn't aware of this up front.
3. Just like elsewhere, some people working in the textile industry are treated better or worse than others. This apparently goes for the UK, it obviously goes for China too.

I didn't say:
1. People in China are treated better than those in the UK.
2. Anything about the political climate, merely about the worker conditions.
3. Anything about the environmental regulations the factories adhere to.

The clothing industry is a huge topic and indeed I didn't completely cover it in those three sentences.
  • 1 0
 Ride NF makes a damn good Made In Canada product.
  • 1 0
  • 15 0
 Thunderpants, Thunderpants, THUNDERPANTS HOOOOOOO! A significant proportion of the audience will have no clue...
  • 4 0
 Panthro was originally really chuffed his name is finally at the forefront of the team name, until he heard what it was actually going to be "Thunderpants?! God dammit Liono you dick". At least he got to bang Cheetara.
  • 17 2
 "Enduro clothing"... at what point is this all just mountain biking?
  • 24 2
 These shorts and shirts are clearly focused on descending, while still being able to climb like a goat.
  • 3 0
 I once mistakenly wore my DJ shorts while riding XC.
  • 11 2
 £280 for a pair of pants: no thanks!

Adjustable length so they'll actually for a 6'4" person: yes please!
  • 9 3
 Sorry but there's a limit. I own a few mid/high end items, my jacket, helmet and knee pads, but I believe there simply isn't a material out there that is waterproof/breathable/washable/Tough enough to be worth that value. Sure it'll feel great for a few months but after that, it'll be in the same leaky, damaged, perma -mucky, not quite waterproof not quite breathable pile as the other stuff that costs significantly less.
  • 4 0
 I concur, eg. Goretex does not meet the marketing hype.
  • 5 0
 Normally I would agree, the price of some kit/components is insane, but having been riding 7Mesh gear for the past 3 years, it is nothing like anything else. It is far, far better. I've used Endura, Fox, Madison, Troy Lee and more over the last 15 years and nothing fits, lasts and performs as well as my 7Mesh gear. The items in riding wardrobe that aren't 7Mesh are only their as they're things like gloves that they don't make. My 7Mesh Revo waterproof shorts are coming on for their 3rd winter and they are still as waterproof, breathable as they were when new. Yes, it is expensive, but having been fed up of other brands not fitting, performing or just falling apart (looking at your Fox...) it is very much worth it in the long run. Will be ordering the Thunder Pant as soon as I can!
  • 12 8
 What is an ultrasonic seam? Is it sewn faster than the speed of sound?

I appreciate all this "high end" gear. I still wouldn't pay 130 bucks for a pair of shorts. Now if it had a motor...
  • 14 5
 @slumgullion: my post was mostly just me being a sarcastic ass.

Neat process though. I'm still doing ok with my traditionally sewn gear at less than 1/2 the price.
  • 7 0
 What exactly is the purpose of a motor in your shorts, anyway?
  • 12 0
 @brightfff: So you can be better then a hitachi wand
  • 11 1
 @brightfff: ask your mom Wink
  • 4 1
  • 2 1
 I just bought a pair of high-end Sweet Protection and Sombrio shorts on sale for $60 each. Shops by me are blowing them out preparing to switch over for ski season. Who pays over $100 for shorts?
  • 2 0
 To be fair to 7mesh, I can understand the pricing for a certain user group. If it's really as great as they claim I would definitely consider it for things like bikepacking or light trail/explore days.

I would definitely like a "try before you buy" period. Like a clothing demo fleet.
  • 3 0
 Nice move with all the over the helmet hoods. Once I heal up from these sprained wrists and a radial head fracture, I may finally be in the market for one of those jackets. PS. I own a couple of pairs of 7mesh shorts all due to them having belt loops, something missing in any of the bottoms mentioned here. Swing - Miss!
  • 4 0
 @bsedola Thanks re: the hoods, and noted re the belt loops! With the Slabs the clear input we got from racers was make 'em light, simple, & supple.
  • 3 0
 Let’s not just gloss over head fracture. Geez man, I really hope your alright.
  • 2 0
 @slayersxc17: Well, "always ride with your arms bent" isn't really optional anymore, it's a way of life. I lost about 15% range of motion, can't straighten my right arm. I'll adjust. A few more weeks, I'll be back out there. Couldn't imagine what would have happened had I not been wearing pads.
  • 1 0
 @bsedola: Bent arms imperative for me now too - broken neck last year, recovered well but need to cushion it to prevent stiffness. But like you, just an adjustment - I'm thrilled just to be riding bikes at all! Stay healthy.
  • 3 0
 I just had my first ride in the slab shorts and desperado henley. I wanted something really light and more toned down the my typical jersey and dh shorts. Incredibly comfortable. Great stretch and breathability for a very warm evening ride on Vancouver island
  • 3 0
 The gear from 7mesh is excellent. It is expensive but it performs. I am lucky enough to have a few pieces and love it all. The cut. the fit and performance of any ride. The 7mesh stuff has saved me on a number of rides through all kinds of conditions. I would recomend it to anyone.
  • 3 0
 @tj7mesh I take it you work for 7mesh based on your username (correct me if I'm calling you out and you're just some random dude I'm harassing). I was wondering when this MTB stuff will be released? Gryphon jersey looks like a piece of kit I need.
  • 2 0
 ETA in stores and online is Sep 25th. Thanks!
  • 1 0
 @tj7mesh: Thanks for the info! Do you know if slab shorts will be re-stocked?
  • 1 0
 @WE-NEED-MORE-ROOST: Sorry no, I wish we had more but what we have now is what we'll have until early in the new year. If we're out of stock in your size you may still be able to find them at your local retailer or other online sellers.
  • 3 0
 f*ck I want those pants! (dont really wanna pay for them tho)

LOVE the Slab shorts, best shorts ever. However they would be so much more versatile with two of the same pocket instead of one without sacrificing anything. The Revo shots are awesome as well, however, no zipped pockets and goretex means anything you put in them (like carkeys!) can slip out easy.
  • 1 0
 Thanks! I’ll share your feedback with the team. We went single pocket on the Slabs to keep them light and supple, works great with the fabric and welding to give a unique feel, but knowing people would have to carry more gear elsewhere. For Revos zipped pockets would be great but they wouldn’t be fully waterproof so that’s a concern, and Gore pockets are complex and add make and materials cost. Worth considering for the future though...
  • 7 2
 FINALLY! I can buy some $300 bike pants.
  • 4 0
 What I like about this riding clothes - there is no F*** LOGOS across the all of the places!
Also quality is superb
  • 3 0
 Can we not have inseams so long it looks like I'm wearing a kimono please?
  • 1 0
 Exactly!! They try to put everything into a separate category!! Especially bikes!! I had a guy come up to me and ask what kinda bike is that and I told him the brand Foes and he said no is that a downhill or enduro or a trail bike?? And I said it is just a mountain bike!!
  • 5 3
 New brands woow! more expensive than tld, fox, leatt, fasthouse, etc!! no way!
  • 5 1
 It’s another level from that stuff.
  • 3 0
 Bill Gates has hairy arms.
  • 2 0
 Thank God for UPF 40+ 3/4 shirts, this way you're only getting 1/4 of the cancer.
  • 3 0
 Gore-tex is so 2019. To be in nowadays, you need to use unicorn hair
  • 3 1
 Are the Slab shorts designed to slide down In N Out Burger on your ass?
  • 10 0
 For that I'd recommend the Glidepaths, but I tested them on Gouranga rock slabs instead...
  • 1 0
 weird that the color moss got ditched which was super popular/sold out from minute one...
  • 3 1
 This is overpriced nonsense!
  • 1 1
 Came here for comments from poor people who don’t understand quality, fit, value, and materials complaining about 7Mesh pricing. Was not disappointed.
  • 1 1
 Came here to see a snob from fucking Canada... was not disappointed.
  • 3 1
 How much?!
  • 2 1
 280£ for some pants, pass
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