Pactimo is well known for making high quality cycling apparel for the road. More recently, though, they’ve started venturing off-road as well with a full mountain bike line. Now Pactimo is releasing a gravel focused apparel line.
Pactimo’s Tellus collection is meant for any off road adventure. The line offers baggier fitting tops and bottoms that are simple and lightweight. Up top, the Tellus collection includes a few variation of the same lightweight jersey. It’s available cut in short or long sleeve and in men’s and women’s sizes. The fabric is a 4-way stretch dimensional mesh knit with BreathLITE underarms. It’s baggier than a road jersey, but the fit is trim with a drop-back design. The jersey doesn’t feature any pockets in the back, but there is a hidden sunglass wipe under the hem. Offered in the solid colored Classic, or wild colored Expanse, SS jerseys will sell for $75 while LS will be $85.
The Tellus Short, features a trim fit and mountain bike short look. The short is constructed from polyester and spandex with 4-way stretch and has Cocona woven into the material for extra cooling. The short is lighter than a typical mountain bike short at just 113g. There are two back facing zippered pockets for small items and two external mesh dump pockets slightly larger items like snacks. The outer short is made to be paired with the Tellus Bib line. Offered in men’s and women’s in one color, the shorts sell for $120.
The Tellus Bib Short Liner uses an Elastic Interfact chamois for all day ride comfort and nylon/spandex mesh for breathability. On the back are three pockets which sit above the waist band of the outer short. The center pocket is extra tall and can hold a full 22oz water bottle or large phone. The Tellus Bib Short Liners will sell for $115.
I definitely see the appeal of this line of apparel, but I’m a little lost on some of the functionality. Do endurance/gravel cyclists not want full or even half-length zippers on their jerseys? What’s with the lack of easy to access pockets?