Caesura - Windcatcher 'King' copy—— Green
A small piece of cloth that can make a big difference. The Rytm windcatcher is ann item invented by Rytm and is inspired by the ritual once riders had reached the top of their climb. Fans were waiting for them with some food and a newspaper. The riders put in under their jersey and would start with their long descent.
The fabrics of your Windcatcher is Italian.
Main fabric: PA 83% — EA 17%
Italians love cyclists. They cook the best spaghetti, they make espresso, they shaped the Stelvio and they produce the most advanced cycling fabrics in the world. And that’s why we love to work with them and to push their magical skills a little further every time.
Do not tumble dry, do not use softeners and try as much as possible to hang dry in a space not directly exposed to direct sunlight or UV light. This are the main tips and tricks to make your garments last for a very long time.
What the f*ck is a windcatcher?
A small piece of windstopper fabric can make a big difference in a descent. The bespoke Rytm windcatcher is inspired by the freezing fans who wait for their heroes on the top of a hill with food and a newspaper. Not for a quick catch-up of the sports pages, but to tuck under their jersey before the cold descent. For a long time, a folded newspaper was the best shield against the cold and the wind.
The temperature gap between the valley and the col can be up to 20 degrees Celcius. As long as you’re fighting your way uphill your heart is pumping heat through your veins and you won’t even feel the cold. But downhill is a very different story, the temperature descends faster than you.
On the photo you see Bernard Guyot putting a newspaper under his jersey in the 1968 Tour.