A radical departure from packable shell protection as we’ve known it, this ultralight Capsule wears a hybrid design and reflective textiles to keep you securely shielded during tough races and long winter training missions.
It’s time to go on offense in cold, dark, wet, windy conditions, armed with an outermost membrane unlike anything else we’ve created before. Known internally as the Alleycat, this packable capsule possesses the DNA of our sV.emergency and sJ.blitzFeder of years past, most notably in its aerodynamic race fit, visibility details, and ultra-compact makeup, yet wears radically new textiles and a hybrid construction for year-round versatility.
Starting its life as a prototype for WorldTour riders, the Alleycat is engineered primarily for racing and training missions in nasty weather, where variable light conditions, fast descents, and drastic shifts in temperature are a given. The upper half is constructed using our Silver Haze fabric, which features a windproof, water-repellent 2-layer makeup. This unique silver membrane is made with microscopic spherical particles that reflect light, ensuring you “light up” when vehicles’ headlights make contact with you in low-light conditions. The lower front and back panels are made using a new woven textile to prevent overheating, while the forearms, side panels, and tall collar are constructed with our flexible jersey-proven Push Pull material to give you a little added stretch and freedom of movement.
The Capsule features a proper race fit, but layers perfectly over your EQUIPE RS 2/3 and 3/3 equipment. Finishing details include a raw-cut hem for further weight reduction, and the glove-friendly two-way zipper lets you ventilate from the bottom while maintaining a tight seal up top.