they are back! Some of our favourite riding kit from over the years has been from Sombrio, and much of it is still going strong and in daily use. BUT Does it still cut it against the current crop of clothing brands?
Photos: Ben Winder
Now with different owners, we are keen to see whether this brand still has the edge that kept it at the top of our wish list. The original Sombrio range (which included shoes – none in the new range so far) managed to combine an enviable mix of quality fabrics, a ‘just right cut’ all rolled out with a good dose of style. A winning combination that we were (and still are) truly sold on.
Sombrio weren’t just pioneers, they created a whole new possibility & experience, just like the trail builders & riders of the North Shore had done.
Back in the UK, and distributed by Cycling Sports Group, we first spotted this new range at the 2016 Bike Place show back in late January. The first drop of Sombrio has now landed and as before is split into four ranges with both mens and womens styles in each.
What’s on offer?
The Freeride collection is where it all started for Sombrio. When the North Shore freeride movement kicked off, there was a demand for clothing that reflected this new wave within the sport. Sombrio pioneered a new-look range of kit from the ground up, with these riders in mind. A fresh approach that was an instant hit.
From this, grew the world’s first authentic freeride mountain bike clothing brand.
With the Epik series, Sombrio have designed a range of trail riding clothing for the rider looking to ride longer, further & harder, with fabric technology to do the same. This Epik range has a slimmer fit with lightweight fabrics and refined styling but still with the neat detailing and dose of style that Sombrio are renowned for.
These are the most purpose-built and lightweight trail garments that Sombrio have ever produced.
Between the tape or against the clock, Sombrio’s gravity Collection leads the way with a specifically tailored range of race–inspired apparel. Using cutting–edge fabrics that are durable & lighter weight than many of their competitors’, Sombrio’s Gravity collection is designed to give increased comfortable at flat out speeds.’
Look fast, feel fast, be fast.
Designed for action but slick looking & casual, Sombrio’s Cartel range has you covered from head to toe and brings their North Shore style to everyday life but not missing out on fabric technology or on the bike versatility.
The Cartel collection will suit you all day long while roaming the streets on two-wheels, or away on a roadtrip.