Havoc H2O Short | $160
Whenever H2O is in the name of a garment you can bet it has something to do with keeping you dry. Add Havoc into the mix, and you have something that sounds like a keep-you-dry garment ready to get rowdy. That about sums up the Havoc H2O short. It isn’t waterproof, but it’s DWR (durable water repellant) treated. The DWR acts as a coating that makes water bead up and roll off--but it does wear over time. If your DWR isn’t repelling water anymore, wash for a revitalized life.
The front of the shorts are outfitted with zippered vents to keep you cool when rain protection isn’t paramount. The shorts also have a large Cordura patch where they contact the saddle for protection against wear and tear.
They will be available in a men’s and women’s cut and are Giro’s longest cut short. Available in September.
Havoc H2O Jacket | $200
Now that you know all about the Havoc H2O Short, you already know most of the details on the Havoc H2O Jacket. The DWR treatment is the same. And just like the Cordura patch on the seat of the shorts, the jacket arms the elbows with Cordura to protect against encroaching bushes. The hood is designed to fit over a helmet, but can be stowed with a velcro closure. Vents found front and back help manage body temperature.
The Havoc H2O Jacket will also be available in September.
Stow Jacket | $80
Break out the Havoc H2o apparel when rain is in the forecast. Pack the Stow Jacket when you just need a backup. It’s a jacket that prioritizes water-resistance over packability. But it’s still pretty packable. Think soda size instead of Red Bull size. The collar is lined with fleece-like microfiber, a nice nod to comfort. To save weight in other areas, the pockets have no zippers. Always-open pit vents further help with breathability.
Privateer Lace Shoe | $130
There’s an existing Privateer shoe that uses Velcro and a buckle. This is a slightly less expensive version that uses, you guessed it, laces. But laces also have advantages. They’re easier to custom fit to a foot, if they break they’re easily replaced and they look great. The sole is a composite that isn’t quite as stiff as the EC90, but still pretty darn stiff. It’s also compatible with thread-in cleats.
Giro has been making riding kits for a while. So the company has decided to do something a little different. Over the next 12 months, Giro will release limited edition matching kits made from existing product. Giro will release the kit’s look, shops can order them, then they will be made and sent out. When they sell out, they’re gone--no second runs, perhaps the true version of limited-edition. The first will be available before the end of 2018.