7MESH was born out of the realization that while gear for most outdoor adventures has taken great leaps forward, the biking community needs to be included. The company, which hails from a small town smack dab between Vancouver and Whistler, British Columbia, recently announced the 7MESH Stash System.
The Stash System jackets were created based on the premise that riders find ways to store other gear on their bike frame. The Stash System jackets pack into their own pocket and strap to your bike with light and secure clips, freeing up space in your backpack or bike case for snacks and gadgets. The Stash System jackets are available in a variety of color combinations and include:
- Copilot Jacket – a rain jacket made from durable waterproof, windproof GORE-TEX Paclite featuring an over-helmet hood, three-way draw cords, elasticated cuffs, and reflective logos.
- Northwoods Windhsell – an ultra-light windshell with a low-profile hood, hem drawcords, a dropped tail, and elasticated cuffs. It packs into its built-in zip pocket.
- Chilco Vest – a vest featuring new thermal insulation WTV to help you retain or release heat as you ride. The vest can be layered over an existing jacket or used independently. A large single-zip rear pocket provides plenty of room for gear while also serving as a way to stow your vest when not in use.
- Freeflow Jacket – a men’s jacket that insulates and breathes, warming or venting off heat. It packs into its side pocket and clips to your bike when not in use.
The story behind 7MESH’s name is another reason why we love them. Over the last century, anthropologists in British Columbia, Canada, have worked with the indigenous people north of Vancouver in Squamish, BC, to document the Sk̲wx̲wú7mesh Nation’s spoken language. 7MESH works to celebrate and honor British Columbia’s 34 distinct indigenous languages, which are endangered.
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