Each garment in the Fox Wilson urban cycling clothing collection has been produced from the fibre up by our talented designers. This guarantees that our innovative ideas are fully realised to create comfortable, high performing urban cycle wear for bike commuters all over the country. We have searched the earth looking for the finest performance fabrics that offer the perfect balance of form and function; which eventually led us to creating our own. By borrowing modern construction techniques from outside the garment industry, we have been able to push boundaries and create a range of stylish cycling clothing that is truly unique, that you will love, and will last no matter where your day takes you.
c_change™: the bionic climate membrane: Another from Schoeller Textil AG.
c_change™ is a wind and waterproof membrane which independently reacts to changing temperatures and activities. Depending on the situation, breathability or heat-retention increases or decreases.
c_change™ is based on an example from nature. It copies the similar effect of a fir cone opening and closing in response to different weather conditions. The membrane reacts to different prevailing conditions. In doing so, not only temperature but also air and body moisture are evenly balanced. At high temperatures, or during aerobic activity, the structure of the c_change™-membrane opens as body moisture levels rise, allowing excess heat to escape to the outside air. Due to the lower level of body moisture development in cold weather or during inactive periods, the structure of the membrane condenses, retaining the heat directly on the body, preventing shivering or chilling.
Due to the high breathability combined with heat retention, c_change™ in our urban cycling clothing always ensures a pleasant body climate. The c_change™ membrane is durable, wind and waterproof and therefore provides protection in all weather.
ActiveSilver™, the freshness finish for our casual cycling clothing is based on silver salts. Silver salts reduce the chances of unpleasant odors, bacteria, mites, and fungus.
The skin flora is not affected by ActiveSilver™. For the longest lasting, reliable and wash resistant functionality, the silver salts are permanently anchored to the surface of the fabric. As a result, our urban cycling clothing with ActiveSilver™ remain hygienic and fresh for longer.
In ancient Greece and Rome, silver coins were placed in milk containers to keep the milk fresh. Even today, surgeons use silver-coated instruments and bandages with silver encourage wounds to heal. Underwear with a silver treatment brings benefits for people suffering from skin disorders.
ActiveSilver™ is neither nanosilver nor colloidal silver. The active ingredient of ActiveSilver™ is based exclusively on nature-identical silver salts.
In comparison to light colors, dark colors absorb more heat in direct sunlight. This effect can be reduced to a minimum with coldblack®, the UVA and UVB protection textile finish from Schoeller Technologies. coldblack® reduces the absorption of sunlight and therefore heat build-up, enhancing performance and general wellbeing.. In Addition it provides reliable protection from damaging UV rays. Our urban cycling clothing with coldblack® guarantee a minimum UPF of 30 in any colour.
Founded in Switzerland in 1867, this family owned textile manufacturer developed high performance fabrics and textile technologies for active sports, security forces, space, medical and fashion industries. With over 150 years of expertise working with modern, cutting edge technologies, innovation in combination with ecology is the core of their business.
“For decades, innovation has been our driving force. It has opened new markets to us, gained us awards and often catapulted us into a leading position in pioneering changes. Anyone looking for the latest developments in performance textiles is in the right place at Schoeller. And so is anyone who shops and consumes with "ecological awareness" because Schoeller Textil AG was the first company to produce in accordance with the criteria of the bluesign® standard.”
Based on Schoeller’s impressive history, we naturally decided that they were the first place to start for a fabric that would meet our needs. Our aim was to create beautiful casual cycling clothing and this was the company to help us.
One of Schoeller’s most impressive textiles in our eyes. The feel-good technology of 3XDRY® makes textiles water and stain repellent on the outside and water absorbent on the inside, keeping you dry on your rides. A number of garments from our range of cycle commuting clothing are finished with 3XDRY® technology keeping the body dry, minimising perspiration marks and stimulating a cooling and comfortable effect.
The function: The 3XDRY® Advanced Moisture Management finish combines two technologies in one textile. On the outside, a water repellent function (hydrophobic) fends off moisture, whilst the inside absorbs perspiration (hydrophilic). Moisture resulting from perspiration is quickly absorbed from the inner side of the textile, transported away from the body and distributed over a large surface area.
The benefits: The distribution of moisture over a large surface area enables it to evaporate rapidly, drying noticeably faster than clothing without 3XDRY®.