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Two for Today: 100% & Velocio

From issue 99

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100% HYPERCRAFT

When it comes to riding, you want your sunglasses to protect you from distractions like glare and bugs, not create distractions by being too heavy or sliding down the face. If you want the lightest cycling eyewear, then look no further than the 100% Hypercraft, a full-shield sunglass that weighs a minuscule 23 grams. To get to that low of a weight, 100% turned to UltraCarbon, a material that weaves together carbon fiber and nylon. But it still features the performance we have come to expect from 100%, including grippy rubber on the nose and temples and excellent optics with hydrophobic and oleophobic lens treatments to repel dirt, water, oil or whatever else the road throws your way. Plus, the laser-cut rimless lens features excellent ventilation for clear optics in all conditions.

$175; 23g; 100percent.com

VELOCIO RECON SWEATSHIRT

It’s probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise that Velocio is as excellent at making casual apparel as it is at making bibs and jerseys. The brand’s Made-in-Italy Recon hoodie has us rethinking how good all of the staple items in our wardrobe can be. Though this full-zip hoodie feels light, it’s made of a heavyweight merino fleece-lined fabric that packs more warmth than expected, while woven fabric in high-wear areas provides durability. A pair of zippered hand pockets, along with an additional rear pocket, provide storage for essentials, or simply a place to stow your hands. Subtle reflective details provide an extra touch of safety while walking around or taking a casual ride in the evenings. And despite being packed with all these features, this navy jacket blends with everything and doesn’t read as an overly technical garment.

$249; velocio.cc

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