At Proviz we’re always looking for new ways to improve our gear based on customer feedback and the latest trends, which is why we are really excited to introduce our brand new Sportive range.
This is a brand new collection squarely aimed all road cycling fans. However you ride – be it casual, racing or training – this high performance range is for you. Not sure what a sportive involves? Start by checking out our guide to sportive cycling here.
As well as all the high visibility and reflectivity that you’d expect from Proviz, this collection breathes and stretches to fit you like a glove. We also think it looks really slick. The tailoring and soft-stretch material allows for maximum freedom of movement and the strategically placed high visibility yellow details help you stand out without compromising on the streamlined, understated look.
Founder Anthony Langly-Smith explains how the range came to be, “We worked with a few people who really take their road cycling seriously, including an ex-professional iron man.”
But clothing technology remains at the heart of their endeavours “It really is all about the fit, breathability, performance, durability and weight. The added bonus is that they look good too and are priced at what we think is fair for the quality. It was fascinating hearing about what makes the seasoned sportive cyclists purchase. As passionate cyclists ourselves, bringing out a range that is performance-based over functionality brings huge excitement, this collection has taken the longest to get right because of the aforementioned, but we are excited about hearing the feedback.”
We wanted to offer our customers a truly high performance range of clothing, so we’ve spent many months talking to some of the cycling world’s high flyers to find out what they look for in their gear – from the technology that makes it to the items themselves. Here are our top picks from the collection:
The Sportive convertible jacket (£79.99) – this is a versatile jacket that easily converts into a gilet when the riding conditions demand a change. Made from triple layered, highly breathable (15,000gm/24hr) and waterproof (7,000mm) four-way stretch fabrics, it provides exceptional comfort and flexibility while keeping you warm and dry. Its versatility extends to unpredictable weather with removable sleeves that are easily unzipped at the shoulders, leaving a great-looking, fitted gilet and the perfect cycling companion, whatever the weather.
The Sportive bib shorts (£49.99) are a great addition to any cyclist’s collection. The endurance padded chamois provides ultra comfort and a great fit. You can expect to ride all day, with the supportive warp-knitted stretch fabrics giving you all the breathability you require on a ride.
The Sportive long sleeve cycling jersey (£44.99) – we think this will quickly become a spring staple for many of our cycling fans. Made using a 140gsm soft-touch polyester mesh, it allows the jersey to be soft, breathable and adaptable to a great range of conditions. It can be used underneath an outer layer during winter for extra warmth or as a single layer during the spring, with a UPF rating of 40+ to help protect you from the elements. The material helps to wick sweat away from the skin and it has an antibacterial finish to help you feel fresher and more comfortable when out on your bike.
The Sportive short-sleeved cycling jersey (RRP £39.99) – also made using a 140gsm soft-touch polyester mesh this jersey is wonderfully soft while allowing your skin to breathe. Like the jersey it’s a great option for a range of weather conditions. Constructed from lightweight polyester and with UPF 40+ you can head out in all conditions and you’ll keep cool and dry.Don't forget to shop the rest of our new sportive collection, including accessories, by visiting our online shop.
The reflective capability of our REFLECT360 material helps other road users to identify a runner or cyclist’s position on the road at night.