rh+ FABRICS BIKE

The rh+ philosophy is to custom develop families of fabrics for specific functions in the Powerlogic Lab, our research and development lab, with support from partners and specialist suppliers, in order to achieve the best technical performances from its products. To keep the cyclist's body always at the right temperature you need light and breathable fabrics that are able to dry quickly if wet in summer, able to protect from wind, rain and cold in the colder months.

WaterDry

rh+ WaterDry™ fabrics are designed to offer protection against water, whether it means rain, splashes or simple humidity, while still securing maximum breathability, lightweight and wear resistance possible.
WATERDRY™
Platinum Biomorphic
Laminated fully-waterproof fabric designed to be extremely protective and to conform around the human body in active situations. The yarns give the fabrics extreme reliability and stretch at the same time, while the ultralight membrane guarantees full waterproofness with optimum breathability. Wear resistance and water-repellent treathment enhance performances and make it ideal for any garment which has to protect from heavy rainfalls and general bad weather.
WATERDRY™
Gold
Laminated fully-waterproof fabric designed to be extremely protective and to conform around the human body in active situations. The yarns give the fabrics extreme reliability and stretch at the same time, while the ultralight membrane guarantees full waterproofness with optimum breathability. Wear resistance and water-repellent treathment enhance performances and make it ideal for any garment which has to protect from heavy rainfalls and general bad weather.
WATERDRY™
Gold Neoprene Lite
Neoprene is an artificial product with a micro open cell structure; in some regards similar to rubber, but lighter and with a high thermal and insulating capacity, therefore this material acts very well as a barrier between different environments, such as between heat and cold, or between air and water.
WATERDRY™
Silver
Laminated fabrics that combine comfort and lightness with extraordinary waterproof and air protection with a good level of breathability. They keep the body dry while ensuring comfort and breathability under the elements. With these outstanding features, it is ideal for outdoor activities.

AirDry

rh+ AirDry™ fabrics respond to the need of protecting the human body from the air generated in cycling at speed, from the cold wind or from the combination of both. They are so designed to function as a barrier and to protect in various weather conditions and usually they are made of strong but light fabrics and they can be use the all year long, guaranteeing also a moderate thermal protection as well as from light rain.
AIRDRY™
Gold
Soft shell 3L fabric, mid-weight and stretchy, with an high degree of air protection and a good ratio between insulation and breathability, it facilitate the moisture management. As all the laminated wind-proof fabrics, it also provides a moderate protection against water, being it light rain or water splashes. Those features make it also a good thermal insulation piece and therefore ideal to make multisport winter garments.
AIRDRY™
Gold Lite
Light weight version of the AD Gold, guarantees the same barrier effect against wind with a slightly less thermal insulation, while being of a lot lighter weight, more breathable and easily foldable.
AIRDRY™
Silver
A lightweight coated single-layer or laminated fabric with good windproof protection and breathability.

IceDry

Thanks to their outstanding thermal insulation and breathability, rh+ IceDry™ fabrics keep the body warm and dry even in bitterly cold weather. The elasticity of the fibers ensures a flawless fit and irresistible softness.
ICEDRY™
Gold
An ultra-warm midweight fabric that is highly breathable and stretchy and with a great thermal insulating function. It wraps up the body with a moderate compression function, keeping the body dry thanks to its breathablity and fast drying.
ICEDRY™
Gold Keratin
This mid-weight Merino woollen fabric is incredibly warm, breathable and quick-drying. It is the lightweight version, which is also softer to the touch and offers many of the natural benefits that result from the presence of Keratin found in wool: ANTI-ODOUR: unlike synthetic fabrics, Keratin neutralizes odours, and is also naturally anti-bacterial.
ICEDRY™
Silver
An ultra-warm fabric that is highly breathable and fast drying. It keeps the body dry to ensure optimal comfort even in bitterly cold weather.
ICEDRY™
Silver Keratin
All the benefits of the Wool fiber in the ID Silver. Anti-bacterial and insulating by nature.
ICEDRY™
Polartec Wind Pro
Polartec® Wind Pro® fabrics are extremely breathable yet provide 4x more wind resistance than traditional fleece. This is the new “super fleece” which spans an incredibly wide range of conditions; performs as both outerwear and insulation; and offers exceptional durability. This is a versatile fabric which can be worn all year long for a variety of activities.

FireDry

rh+ FireDry™ fabrics are highly breathable and lightweight and have a quick dry-time if they get wet. They keep natural body insulation in milder weather and also in searing heat. The elasticity of the fibers ensures a flawless fit and a moderate compression function which benefits muscles blood circulation.
FIREDRY™
Platinum DrySkin
A woven fabric, thanks to the technology used to make this fabric, it is even lighter, faster drying, and more abrasion resistant and breathable.
  • EVEN LIGHTER: weighs 35% less than traditional sports fabrics. ABRASION RESISTANT: 80% more resistant than traditional sportswear.
  • BREATHABILITY: highly breathable, it keeps the body dry and thermoregulated.
  • FAST DRYING: dries in 5 minutes, which is 40% faster than traditional fabrics. Function: It keeps the body cool and dry to ensure absolute comfort even in searing heat and high-sweat level situations. Ideal for wearing as a “base layer” or “second layer” for cycling and aerobic activities.
FIREDRY™
Gold Polartec Powerdry
Polartec® Power Dry® fabrics are designed to keep your skin dry when you sweat. All fabrics in this series feature a patented bi-component knit construction that uses different yarns on either side of the fabric. This creates two different surfaces: one that is optimized to move moisture away from the skin, the other to dry quickly. Ideal Uses: Polartec® Power Dry® fabrics are highly breathable, and are ideal as the base layer for all sports, either as underwear or technical shirting.

Function: Moisture and high relative humidity next to the skin cause discomfort. Polartec® Power Dry® keeps the skin dry through three complementary mechanisms:
  • The fabric is highly breathable and does not restrict the movement of moisture vapor.
  • “Touch points“ on the fabric inner surface draw off the sweat. Sweat is wicked off the skin to the outside of the fabric where it spreads rapidly for evaporation. Polartec® Power Dry® fabrics move at least 30% more moisture away from the skin than single component fabrics.
  • When the sweat reaches the outside of the fabric, it spreads out to many times its original surface area, enabling it to dry at least 2 times faster than cotton.
FIREDRY™
4 Way Stretch
This extremely light fabric is highly breathable, fast drying and soft to the touch.
Function: It keeps the body cool and dry to ensure absolute comfort even in searing heat and high-sweat level situations. Ideal for wearing as a “base layer” or “second layer” for cycling and aerobic activities.
FIREDRY™
4 Way Natural Stretch
This highly breathable fabric is lightweight, fast drying and soft to the touch while enhancing the natural body insulation.
FIREDRY™
Biomorphic 4 Way Adaptive Stretch
This fabric combined with warmth, produced by the body during exercise, have a thermoforming effect and this means that the garments fit perfectly. Used in our jersey It keeps the body cool and dry to ensure absolute comfort even in searing heat and high-sweat level situations. In the laminate version used in Shell guarantees optimal waterproofing protection thanks to an internal layer teamed with fully heat-sealed seams. Biomorphic fabrics have a waterproof resistance up to 20,000 mm and a breathability of 15,000 mm.

ThermalDry

ThermalDry™ rh+ category materials are different types of padding which are used to further increase the thermal insulation of the garment, rising it up to its maximum. Usually applied on winter jackets, they can be of different base materials and manufacturing technologies and add properties such as moisture management and thermal function even when they got wet. Available in different versions and classified after their thermal level and technicity, they are divided into Platinum, Gold and Silver levels.
THERMALDRY™
Polartec Alpha
Polartec® Alpha® is the latest evolution of synthetic insulation offering a rare combination of lightweight warmth and true breathability in a “puffy” style garment. Because Polartec® Alpha® insulation is highly durable and more stable than other synthetic insulation products, more open-construction woven face and back fabrics can be selected to create an air permeable package. This small amount of airflow rapidly draws moisture away from the body and allows Polartec® Alpha® to be worn in a wider range of activities compared to classic “vapor barrier” style insulation.