Easter snow showers aside, cyclists across the northern hemisphere are looking forward to warmer days and longer rides ahead.
And the same is true in Squamish BC, where 7mesh apparel have just snipped the ribbon on their latest collection of cycling kit.
The range builds on the Canadians' years of technical excellence with new natural fibre tops, minimalist undershorts, and a broader range of technical accessories for all kinds of cycling.
The Elevate collection of tops for women and men are built with a new fabric blending wood fibre-extracted lyocell with polyester for a natural next-to-skin feel and, 7mesh claim, superb technical performance.
The tops have a casual articulated fit designed to work as well on long gravel and singletrack missions as during the "après" (that's fancy ski talk for the pub).
Available with long or short sleeves and as a women's tank top, they're the new 7mesh do-everything options. Pricing starts at £35 for the short sleeve and £45 for the long sleeve version.
7mesh have also cracked open a brand new box of padded undies for cyclists. Designed to complement 7mesh overshorts, the new Foundation Brief and Foundation Boxer feature an ultra-low profile 6mm chamois and cool comfortable body for "the ultimate connection between rider and saddle".
Available as a women's brief (£35) and men's boxer (£45), 7mesh reckon they're the ideal choice for quick laps, hike-a-bikes, and riders who prefer the minimalist approach to chamois padding.
For longer rides, check out the Foundation Short (£90).
Designed to deliver "maximum freedom of movement, comfort and ventilation beneath baggies for fast- paced trail sessions, or extended bikepacking adventures", these undershorts look a great choice for gravel and MTB converts seeking all-day comfort with a more casual style.
Elsewhere, 7mesh continues to expand its range of technical, functional accessories. New neck warmers and face covers provide a range of benefits including warmth on cooler days, evaporative cooling during hot weather, dust and bug protection, and impromptu covering for quick stops where Covid may be a concern.
The 7mesh Italian-made sock collection has also been expanded with more lengths and materials to suit every riding style.
We're massive fans of 7mesh here in the Sportive bunker, their kit is top quality and really designed to perform.
You can check out the complete collection at www.7mesh.com.