Pactimo x Major Taylor
The Summit Aero Mesh has been designed for those who want the very best in fabrics and design in a next-to-skin aerodynamic fitting jersey. The extremely lightweight mesh fabric is not just stretchy, but offers active cooling thanks to 37.5® Technology, which pulls moisture away from the skin, facilitating a reduction in body temperature during exertion.
With three extra-wide rear pockets with expanding, bottom bellows and a zippered valuables pocket, this jersey is an excellent choice for racing conditions and all-day, warm-weather, endurance adventures alike. We developed it with the discerning rider in mind who wants the ultimate in breathability, performance and comfort.
This jersey has a slim, aerodynamic fit, ensuring less flap and wind drag through the shoulders and torso. It has been designed to hug the body and falls within the category of a race jersey.
"This jersey has a spicy, see-through mesh front panel and a rear zipper pocket for stashing valuables. The back has a more solid pinhole mesh that moves a lot of moisture—among the most in our test. Pactimo delivers some nice details, too, including a comfortable low-profile collar, expanding rear pockets, and reflective accents for better nighttime visibility."
Bicycling Magazine selected the Summit Aero Mesh as one of the best jerseys on the market for optimal moisture transfer (results based on independent lab test). Issue 4, 2021
FABRICS & CONSTRUCTION
Active Cooling Mesh Fabric: What sets this jersey apart from all the others is the use of woven Cocona particles from 37.5® Technology. Those incredible, little particles attract humidity and use your body heat to rapidly transfer perspiration from the interior to the exterior of the garment. This rapid transfer of moisture ensures a regulated body temperature and can increase athletic performance by as much as a 25% (results based on an independent University of Colorado study). This means you can ride longer and harder while staying cooler. Learn more at www.thirtysevenfive.com.
Raw Edge: A raw edge cut sleeve is a thing of beauty. It's a seamless marriage between your arm and the sleeve, enhancing both comfort and aerodynamic performance. And, it looks elegant.
Semi-Auto Locking Zipper: Rounding out the little details is the use of a YKK semi-auto lock zipper, which features a textured rubber pull for better gripping. The biggest advantage of a locking zipper is the ability for the wearer to singlehandedly unzip and open their jersey for venting. Merely flip the pull up to unlock the zipper. Then, with one hand, the jersey can be pulled open. Flip the pull back down to lock the zipper pull in place.
We partnered with artists Andrew Harris and Seitu Barnes to release limited edition Black History kits, celebrating Past, Present and Future.
Pactimo will donate $25 from the sale of each Ascent Jersey to two organizations, Major Taylor Iron Riders Development Team & the Thurgood Marshall College Fund.
Black History Month Kits
"Unification and togetherness was what we hoped to convey and I guess, achieve more of. And
as always, we're interested in making a statement and designing something that people are proud to wear and feel empowered while wearing it - but also something that's just fire. These kits are fire.”
- Andrew Harris
When I'm not on the bike, I'm an architect, graphic designer, and salsa dancer. At the intersection of all my work is community, and I approach all projects with an eye towards details that tell stories.
Jamaican born, Brooklyn native for 25 years. Seitu Barnes' passion is in photography highlighting the disenfranchised population in NYC. In his professional life at the NYC Department of Education, he works closely with children and families in low income communities to ensure their educational or developmental needs are met. He is a member of the Brooklyn based Major Taylor Iron Riders. Seitu is also co-designer of a host of popular cycling kits.
ABOUT THE DESIGN
“I would love for this design to be largely embraced as a successful contribution to the many celebrations of Black History Month.What's significant this is another great example of something that is Black, celebrates Black, and designed by