coldblack® to keep you cool!

Dark colors heat up stronger when exposed to direct sunlight compared to light colors. This no longer needs to happen!

Now there is coldblack®, a special finishing technology for textiles which reduces heat build-up and provides reliable protection from UV rays.


The coldblack® Advantage

Light colored textiles reflect both visible and invisible rays of sunlight, meaning both heat and light. Dark colored textiles absorb both types of rays and therefore absorb heat. coldblack® reduces the absorption of heat rays particularly in the case of darker colors and in all types of textiles. The result is tangibly better heat management.

Many textiles worn in the summertime or exposed to the sun offer poor protection from damaging UV rays. The coldblack® technology guarantees a minimum UPF 30 protection when applied to any textile in any color without affecting the look or feel of the product. As a result, textiles with coldblack® can make an effective contribution to protecting against harmful UV rays.

Optimal protection from heating up due to sunlight
Because textiles finished with coldblack® heat up less in all colors compared with material without a coldblack® finish.

Textiles stay cool to the touch
When applied to clothing this means that the wearer perspires less, feels better and is capable of greater performance.
Reliable protection from UV rays (minimum UPF 30)
Protection from UV-A and UV-B rays. UV-A rays accelerate the aging of skin. UV-B rays cause a pigment change, resulting in long term browning. Without effective UPF protection (Ultraviolet Protection Factor), aggressive oxygen molecules are released which cause sunburn or which can lead to the formation of melanoma.


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Just wanted to say thanks for your efforts on the jerseys. We received numerous comments that we had the best jerseys at the event (of >1k people). — Charlie - Yale School of Medicine - Sept. 2014

[The kits] look fantastic! Thank you for your fantastic support with this. I have left you a very positive report on the feedback survey!! — Johncraig (UK) - Sept 2014

“Everyone loves the kit! We’re going to expand it to a full kit in the fall with jackets, LS jerseys and bibs for CX season.” — Tom (MI) - May 2014

“We received our jerseys yesterday and they look great. Thank you for all your help throughout the process and making sure we got them in plenty of time for our competition. I really appreciate how easy you made the process.” — Phillip (AZ) - April 2014

“First, thank you very much for the incredibly fast production and shipping. Our team is hosting the Lincoln Park Criterium in Chicago this weekend (April 12th). I was afraid I wouldn’t have my gear for the race. Your efforts made it so I have my uniform for the race. Second, the quality of the race clothing is outstanding! The leg grips in the bib are secure without feeling tight. All of the clothing feels smooth. I’m amazed at how comfortable everything feels right out of the bag. I have tried a variety of cycling clothing and Pactimo is far and away the best I’ve ever worn. Third, a special thanks to the customer service team. I called with questions on sizing, fit, and feel. All my questions were answered to my great satisfaction. The recommendations made by the service representative were excellent. You have a high quality product which meets the needs of any cyclist. I look forward to making more purchases in the future.” — Victor (IL) - April 2014

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