Funkier Cycling Apparel
TOGOPARTS EDITORIAL TEAM | 5th Apr 2017 | REVIEWS
Established in the 90s, Funkier designs and manufactures innovative and high quality cycling apparel, not only are their range of cycling apparel comparable to the other higher end brands in the market, Funkier tags their apparel at a much more affordable price so that more riders will be able to enjoy performance clothing without blowing big holes in their wallets and pockets.
Funkier manufactures a complete range of cycling apparel, from warm summer weather to thermal cycling jerseys for riding during the cold winter months, they also have a range of helmets and protective gear to match and complete your entire cycling wardrobe if needed. All of their items are based on three tiers or levels, namely Active, Pro and Elite. The Active range is catered mostly for the beginner or avid cyclist and for any type of cycling, theses items are more value driven but still offer good performance, comfort and durability. Items in the Pro range would suit more serious cyclists who demand slightly better performance in their apparel to suit their more rigorous rides, even riding position is taken into consideration so that you remain comfortable regardless if you are training or racing. The highest performance range Elite is for any cyclist who wants only the best in materials, construction and performance out of their apparel, the fit, function and style in this top tier range features aerodynamic race fit and superior performance technology.
The Funkier Spoleto jersey
The Matova Gel Pad F3 cycling shorts is a racing ready, Elite level pair of shorts that is made with 240g advanced Italian Lycra and is only made with a few pieces of fabric, the contoured fit of this shorts with it’s subtle compression fit, increases blood flow to reduce muscle stress. The Matova shorts features Funkier’s Elite level F3 gel chamois pad, this very unique pad is manufactured already contoured, unlike traditional chamois pads which are manufactured flat and then sewn into the shorts, the main advantage of having a chamois pad that is permanently contoured is that it fits extremely well when worn by the rider and is exceptionally comfortable too as there are no creases of folds that you would get from standard chamois pads. The F3 chamois pad is constructed with quick drying for added breathability and antibacterial as well to ensure that germs are kept in check, designed for long distance and endurance riding, the high density foam layers encasing the porous gel pad are concentrated on the ischiatic and frontal areas for added perineal and pubis support, there are also grooved ventilation channels on the chamois to allow for even better blood flow and flexibility. The ends of the shorts have layered fabric thigh grippers that prevent the shorts from riding up the legs when pedaling, ensuring that the shorts remain stretched and that the chamois remains in place, while reducing rubbing and chaffing that creates saddle sores.
The Matova Gel Pad F3 cycling shorts to keep you on the saddle for longer period
The Funkier Spoleto is an anatomical race cut cycling jersey that is made from 100% breathable and moisture wicking polyester with pique bird eye front and rear panel fabrics and mesh side panels, the SG8 sublimation sleeve gripper prevents the sleeve from rolling up the arms while the SG6 loose fitted wide waist gripper keeps the jersey fitted to the body nicely even when riding in an a low and more aero position. You can find four pockets at the back of the jersey, with three pockets as per any standard cycling jersey and an additional pocket that is water resistant and zippered for you to safely store more sensitive and valuable items such as your mobile phone and wallet, it is also big enough to safely store a six inch long mobile phone.
The SG8 sublimation sleeve gripper prevents the sleeve from rolling up the arms
Water Resistant Pockets keeps you personal things dry in extreme conditions