7mesh introduces Airmap
Air is the ultimate key to comfort. By using selectively placed permeable, breathable panels, 7mesh Airmap regulates airflow to control heat and water vapour movement, striking the ideal balance between protection from rain and wind, and venting excess heat and moisture. This makes Airmap the go-to gear for any kind of riding in variable conditions.
The 7mesh product team spends an inordinate amount of time thinking about managing air, moisture, and heat inside technical apparel, but once they began exploring the idea of managing air before it enters the garment, they saw their design challenge in a new light.
Now, for Fall 2023, 7mesh introduces Airmap, the next generation of air-permeable, water-resistant PFAS-free riding gear. Constructed using strategically layered zones of three different laminate fabrics, Airmap controls airflow, putting air in its place to open up new levels of comfort in variable weather conditions.
Airmap uses a combination of engineered laminates with different characteristics suited to the needs of each application. Three-layer Airmap provides impressive weatherproof protection, two-layer Airmap offers robust wind resistance, and single-layer Airmap maximizes permeability and breathability. These three fabrics are carefully mapped and deployed in each garment to maximize protection and airflow. The fabrics all share the same outer face, so from the outside Airmap garments appear as though they’re constructed from a single material.
Airmap’s multilayered system controls air movement across different areas of the body, blocking the air in the direction of travel, managing water inside and out, and breathing to allow moisture and heat exchange.
“One of the inconvenient truths about technical apparel is that it’s always about balancing rider needs. Having a hyper-focus on water resistance misses the reality that air is the ultimate key to comfort,” said VP Product Ian Martin.
“Because when you manage airflow, you control the whole climate, not simply moisture.”
All three Airmap fabrics are Bluesign and Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified and made without the use of Perfluorinated chemicals (PFCs) and PFAS, aka ‘forever chemicals’. The polyester and polyurethane used in Airmap fabrics are made from recycled materials to reach 7mesh’s highest level yet of sustainable, responsible construction.
The Fall 2023 Airmap collection includes five styles: the Cache Anorak, Cache Jacket, and Grit Pant intended for mountain bike, adventure, and gravel, and the S2S Jersey and S2S Vest, offering slim-fit hybrid protection for road and fast gravel riding.
Visit airmap.7mesh.com to learn more.