GRAVEL Bike Clothing
PLATZANGST THE GRAVELLIERS – CLOTHING FOR GRAVEL BIKING AND BIKEPACKING
Gravel bikes are designed to combine the best of all aspects of cycling, so it's no surprise that gravel and bikepacking adventures unite an enormous following. Gravel biking means freedom, adventure and lots of fun. It's exactly for this kind of biking that we created our Platzangst gravel collection and adapted it from the ground up to meet the demands of your adventure.
It all started with an idea and the feeling of freedom on a gravel bike. Fast kilometers on asphalt, freedom on dusty gravel roads and lots of adventure on flowing trails awakened a new passion in us beyond our mountain bike passion. It quickly became clear to us that something also had to happen in this area in terms of clothing, because neither the casual mountain bike outfit nor the skin-tight Lycra fit this kind of cycling. Market analyses and surveys of gravel and bikepacking riders followed, so that special requirements for the clothing line emerged.
THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF PLATZANGST GRAVEL BIKE CLOTHING
The functionality of the clothing is particularly important. Moisture must be transported to the outside by the fabrics of the gravel clothing and dry as quickly as possible. Even though the saying "form follows function" is basically correct, we have nevertheless placed great emphasis on style in our Platzangst gravel collection. Different colors, cuts and patterns ensure that you don't just cut a good figure during your gravel or bikepacking adventure, but also during your lunch break in the beer garden.
For the cuts in our collection, we have opted for a mix of body-hugging yet casual styles. This gives you enough freedom of movement to sit actively on the bike, yet your gravel jerseys and gravel shorts hardly flutter on fast descents.
On a gravel or bikepacking adventure, it's not always sunshine and warm temperatures. Whether it's a warm summer rain or a downpour in the cold autumn, it's important that your top layer of clothing is waterproof. For this reason, we have developed a special rain suit consisting of a rain jacket and waterproof shorts. With this combination, you can pedal your gravel bike in bad weather and still have fun.
Anyone who has ever sat in the saddle for a long time knows that numerous pockets and features are also enormously important for gravel biking. Accordingly, our Platzangst gravel line also has plenty of storage space, zipped or mesh pockets and special access points in the rain jacket to reach the rear jersey pocket, for example.
We know it from our mountain bike clothing: the garments have to be robust and resistant. We have naturally transferred this aspect to our gravel line and so our gravel shorts, gravel jerseys, jackets, socks and caps and all created from a robust material that will give you long-lasting pleasure on your gravel adventures.
HERE IS A SUMMARY OF THE SPECIAL FEATURES OF OUR GRAVEL COLLECTION
- ● High functionality
- ● Body-hugging but casual style
- ● Waterproof upper layer of clothing
- ● Important pockets and features
- ● Robustness and resistance of the materials