Aether Apparel have been building up their range of adventure and outdoor wear for a number of years now, appealing to a market that appreciates subtle functionality. Their motorbike gear is exemplary, as is their urban weatherproof catalogue, which includes swim and snow wear.
Their men’s cycling range is superb, and it’s now been extended to include, finally, a women’s range. The first piece to be released is the female-specific Union jacket, which is equally as tough and good looking as the male edition.
Designing a cycling jacket that works well requires knowledge of the elements and the machine, but most importantly, how the body moves when interacting with both. Aether considered every aspect, and the Union is the result.
From the press release: Clean design and a tailored fit make this a piece that easily goes from an adventure to an activity in the city. The Union boasts an array of bike-friendly features, including water-resistant 3-layer soft-shell fabric, interior wind cuffs, a waterproof zipper, pit zips, a chest pocket with a media valve for headphones and a back pocket to hold your essentials.
There is even a Velcro-closure safety pocket so you don’t lose your phone or credit card. For riding at night, JRC Reflex® reflective strips have been incorporated into the back collar, sleeves and front pocket. This innovative material reflects bright white when lit by a pair of headlights, but remains matte black under normal lighting conditions.