A new brand for us here at Wheelbase, ION began life as a watersports brand making neoprene products for the international surf, wakeboard and windsurf scene. They then branched out into apparel and accessories before launching their bikewear collection in 2012 with functional clothing, accessories, gloves and protection.
The Autumn/Winter collection is now available in store and online. Here we have chosen some of the key pieces which we think are a must for trail riding over the coming months;
Ion Rain Jacket Shelter – £94.95
Riding in the Lake District this piece is an absolute must-have for us as more often than not we’re met with a shower or two. Super lightweight, waterproof rain jacket made of Water_Proof 2way_Stretch fabric. Small packing size & low weight to be a permanent companion in your backpack.
Ion Bikepants Scrub Select – £154.95
The water repellency of these pants make them ideal for winter riding conditions. Neoprene reinforcements add extra weather protection and the adjustable waistband and rip inserts above the knee mean a perfect fit in every size.
Ion Insulation Jacket Radiant – £154.95
As the temperature inevitably drops around this time of year we reach straight for this jacket, its Primaloft lining guarantees warmth on those frosty winter rides. It’s also designed with a durable water repellency treatment for when a rain shower begins to creep in. The two zip pockets are a great feature and useful for storing phone and keys.
Ion BD-Sock 2.0 – £29.95
The benefits of this sock are two-fold – they offer an added level of insulation to keep your feet and legs warm and they offer a basic level of protection for your shins. They can be worn on their own as an additional layer of protection under a more substantial knee guards if you’re expecting a tough day.