A few days ago my friend Mikel asked me why cant I make a chronicle about this new sportswear brand Q36.5 , specifically in the category of cycling clothing , brand that begins its way out at his establishment along with other marks well known to us and all of the highest quality , excellence and premium quality in U51PRO .
In this case I will comment on the maillot Veloce club Bolzano of Q36.5 B, this model that if am not confused cant differenciate in any of the range L1 Short sleeve .
Just opening the box, first impact is the design, the colours and retro feel ” so cool ” but what is surprising is its weight , concrete is very light 131 grams compared to 168, another prestigious brand Switzerland.
The second is the touch , as if to touch a paper and it sounds like paper, so fine that you think is going to break when you put it on but surprises once placed on, its elasticity and fitness, everything in place , the waistband , neck , sleeves , everything is where it should go and it’s like a second skin that is loose or not tightened . I’m not talking about technicsm such as lycra , polymers , timber , etc. nor idea of the components used to make it but you will realize that what you have in your hands is something very special.
Only put it on and when you pull up the zipper and stretch a little at the front and behind, you look in the mirror and the first thing that comes to the mind , ” I’m handsome, thats right? ” . At the same time I can not ignor it and I take a couple of pictures , ha,ha,ha.
I move my arms up and down , swing waist from left to right , trying to touch my shoes with fingertips without bending the knees and there it is, everything in place , zero displacement nor sleeves nor waist nor anything. Back pockets apparently not seem to take on this maillot are as hidden , you only see one slot in each on them , they are three and the right is another side with zippered much appreciated to get your ID , money, etc. . The first sensation that these pockets gives is at first you can not manage to stick the hand but nowhere, they are very intuitive and the first ” bang ” without problems .
Well is to try it on the field that is where I want to know ” its virtues ” and once adjusted the helmet and looked at the weather page tells me that today will be a pummeling day “A” , thats how I call one of my skinny aerodynamic lines that when the wind permits is fast, very fast .
We started journey and where you have to be seen is to be en route, the maillot is very comfortable , I look to either side and the wrinkles that formed at the beginning on the arms are gone , try to tempt any back pocket and does not notice bag , they are integrated into the fabric of the back as if they were not but as home but , at first the hand goes .
The air today is benevolent and start to pull pedal and rock it to ” A” which is what she likes . Little by little I am getting ” average” the plain and no air against permits me, 32/34 , the Q adjusting much on the body makes the termic sensation nice, did not notice the air hitting on my chest , the otherwise , I feel as if it repelled sideways, in time the thermal test and aerodynamic won .
Now I begin to take different positions on the handlebars, flat base , on the levers and finally on the lower part of the curve. In this position I look to either side and the sleeves are at position, have not moved one iota , stretch hand back to touch the waistband and also has not been any movement , remains in place .
Now I think it is time to try their breathability and how ,no better place than on a rise. Good start, I stand up and start dancing on the skinny with the idea of raising the body temperature. When finished the climb I sit back to relax a little the muscle and reduce the heart beats and I begin to notice that thanks to the efforts I start to sweart , I touch the external part of the maillot and is dry , slightly open zipper and touch the inside and is dry , touch me and … dry skin ? .
After completing the route I stop to regain strength , what we basically says “medium and Ham” and coffee in a bar where we usually stop the Pedalers and apart from the stares and head turns of the people to see the maillot I return to touch both sides of the maillot , (inside and out) and … dry .
In short , this brand has surprised me as much as my regulars A. .. and X. .. they will have to make room for Q36.5 .
If these feelings has given me the maillot then no time to wait in trying the benefits of L1- salopette shor