The Forecast & The Unforeseen
As we connect with Pedla riders around the world, we watch the seasons change. As some feel the first cool autumn mornings and start adding warmer layers, others feel the warmth of spring and finish a ride with just a jersey and the sun. Our new bold collection provides optimal layering across the seasons and through the transient conditions we know all too well - the sudden downpour, the morning that never warms up, the day that is hotter than expected. A new palette of bright and bold colours will keep you visible in low light, rain and morning fog. So whether you’re heading into the cold or chasing the sun, our bold new collection has every layer for every condition.
Words: Katherine Brabon
Images: Tim Harris
Location: Mansfield to Mt.Buller
Mansfield is a small town in the foothills of the Victorian Alps in the Australian state of Victoria. Approximately 180 kilometres north-east of Melbourne, the area is the traditional homeland of the Taungurung people.
A jersey for high-intensity and hot weather riding, the LunaTECH perfects the balance of fabric and features. Made from sun-protecting Italian microfiber, a low-cut collar and extended sleeve length provide all-day riding comfort. Lightweight technology means you’ll barely feel it: heat-welded seams and a silicone powerband provide grip and comfort in testing conditions.
LunaPRISM Long Sleeve Jersey
Made from the latest in woven fabric technology, the innovative woven sleeves fit like a second skin, moving air and moisture faster than any material we’ve used before. The luxuriously soft Luna torso fabric stretches to suit any body shape, while the elasticity of the sleeves offers greater muscle compression and a perfect fit ride after ride. Reinforced rear pockets maintain shape when packed full.
A lightweight layer of protective comfort, the AquaTECH Gilet is your must-have in unpredictable weather. With waterproof front and back panels, and a heat-welded rear spray panel for rain and road spray protection, its ideal for transitions between seasons and sudden rain showers. The breathable membrane in our eVent® fabric is ultra lightweight, so you’ll stay comfortable if the rain hits mid-ride, and not notice it in your backpocket when the rain passes. We’ve added side-mesh fabric for extra breathability. The ideal balance to keep you cool and dry.
Location: Mt.Buller - 1,805 m
Mount Buller, a large alpine resort, is 150 km north-east of Melbourne and 35 km east of Mansfield.
ChillBLOCK Thermal Jacket
The perfect balance of insulation and breathability, the ChillBLOCK was designed to adapt with the seasons to keep you comfortable no matter the weather. Luxuriously soft inner fleece allows this jacket to be worn by itself or layered over a jersey, it’s high breathability keeping you from overheating on tough climbs while trapping precious heat on the descent. Subtle reflective accents on the rear increase safety in low light while reinforced rear pockets maintain shape when packed full.
AquaDRY Rain Jacket
The AquaDRY Jacket offers a lightweight, waterproof layer for transeasonal conditions. As the ultralight eVent® membrane fabric keeps the body protected and cool, it’s the ideal breathable layer for the start of a ride, and a handy layer in sudden rain showers and mountain descents. It features stretch fabric side panels for easy movement, and a waterproof zipper. Lightweight and protective, the AquaDRY is a cross-seasonal essential.
AquaFLEECE Winter Jacket
The ideal cycling jacket for riding in cold conditions, our AquaFLEECE Jacket offers windproof breathability. Made from the latest eVent® fabric with Direct Venting Technology™ and warm, brushed inner fleece, it gives protection from cold winds and road spray without your body overheating. There’s enough stretch to wear with a base layer or jersey depending on the conditions. A high collar and drop tail helps shield you from the elements, and reflective accents on the rear and cuffs add visibility in low light. It’s the perfect jacket for fast rides in cold conditions, or long haul rides in the colder months
Special thanks to the following people: Tim, Sam, James, Erin, Audrey, Seb, Charles & Chris