CIMALP TRAILRUNNING RACING COLLECTION: LIGHTWEIGHT AND GREAT QUALITY.
CIMALP TRAILRUNNING RACING COLLECTION: LIGHTWEIGHT AND GREAT QUALITY. Our TRAIL RUNNING section presents today a set of different clothes from the French brand CIMALP to compite this summer and fullfil all the compulsory gear regulations in races from mountain marathons to the UTMB.
CIMALP designs material for all mountain sports: skiing, hiking, mountaineering and mainly Mountain Running, that in a few years become the star of the company within the French market.
CIMALP TRAILRUNNING RACING COLLECTION
The follwoing trailrunning clothes are a selection of many more in the CIMALP catalogue, that we have been testing in the last 6 weeks, from short distances runs to compiting in the Mozart 100 Marathon distance.
In total there have been 3 different t-shirts, one pair of pants, cap, glasses and a waterproof jacket, making the sessential kit for almost every race, apart from the shoes, bagpack and waterproof pants.
Lets start with the reviews!
CIMALP FRENCH MONTAGNARD BREATHABLE T-SHIRT | 45 € | 95 G.
The Mountagnard t-shirt features a technical and lightweight smart-dry fabric, which also makes it ultra light and ensures perfect moisture management. As you can see in on the pictures below, I used during the Mozart 100 Marathon with temperatures around 30°C.
Something that has claimed my attention, its the CIMAFRESH® treatment which according to the brand limits odours and bacteria, and I must say it is true, the t-shirt does not smella fter using it.
CIMAFRESH® anti-odor technology uses the natural anti-bacterial property of silver ions limiting the formation of bacteria and odours during activity.
It has also a side pocket where you can store some gels during your trainings or competitions.
I have been using the t-shirt now for around 600KM (training and competition) and the quality stays the same as the first day.
CIMALP KENYA H SLEEVELESS T-SHIRT | 24,90 € | 99 G.
As the Moountagnard, its also built featuring a technical and lightweight smart-dry fabric, ensuring perfect moisture management. Its CIMAFRESH® treatment limits odours and bacteria.
Sleeveless offers enduring comfort and excellent body-temperature management for competing or training in summer, moreover provides maximum breathability and ultra-fast drying and its compactable in the side pocket where you can also store some gels or even a superlight windstopper.
CIMALP ATLAS T-SHIRT | 18.95€ |
Even if not specifically designed for trailrunning but for ourtdoor activities, hiking, etc… it delicates touch and the litle extra weight has been perfect for those days in the Alps where the summer was not 100% summer.
As the other 2 t-shirts above, which are the specific competition ones, this Atlas features also a technical and lightweight smart-dry fabric, which ensures perfect moisture management.
In this case the highlight of the t-shirt is the fact of being made with recycled and REPREVE-certified fibers. Their CIMAFRESH® treatment prevents the development of bacteria and bad odours.
The ATLAS T-shirt is perfect for any outdoor activity. Extremely absorbent and ultra-fast drying, it is incredibly durable, built to keep performing over the long haul. It offers optimal moisture transfer to stay dry during exercise. It is also odour-free thanks to a natural treatment based on silver salts, and last but not least, UV protective.
In order to limit our ecological impact, this fabric meets the bluesign® standard for a reduced consumption of natural resources, especially for dyeing and finishing products. In addition, we have removed polyfluorous substances (PFCs).
REPREVE® recycled polyester offers a second life to plastic and significantly reduces our manufacturing carbon footprint, consuming less energy (45%) and less water (20%);
CIMALP GUERET ULTRA-LIGHT RUNNING SHORTS | 39,90€ | 79 G.
These lightweight, stretchy Trail Running shorts feature a perfect fit, a zipped pocket, and a drawstring. Soft and comfortable, their elasticity and strength make them perfect for running in alsomos any condition.
The CIMAFLEX® technology provides a ultra-stretch material that’s lightweight and stretches horizontally and vertically, for improved performance, optimal comfort during outdoor activities.
Whereas many shorts will start to lose their shape and new-ness over time, CIMAFLEX® technology will help remain Gueret’s look and quality in the long run.
CIMALP STORM PRO 3 H – ULTRASHELL TRAIL RUNNING JACKET | 260 G | 170€
The STORM PRO men’s jacket is a waterproof and breathable trail running jacket designed for the most demanding athletes in the most extreme conditions.
Featuring a 3-layer fabric, integrating the ultimate Ultrashell® membrane, its ratings are on a scale that hardly bears thinking about:
- Weight: 260g (size M)
- Waterproofness: 20k Schmerber
- Breathability 80k MVP
- Wind protection: +100mph
This Cimalp Storm 3H is a mountain technical jacket with weight of 260 grams, on size M, with no more or less than 20,000 mm of Ultrashell® waterproof membrane and 80,000 g/m2/24h of breathability that will be an indispensable piece for any mountain activity.
I must say that I am totally impressed with the breathability of the jacket and its waterproofness in all type of conditions (even out of its natural comfort zne, as you can see in one of the non running pictures below)
Apart form the technical features, it is compactable on its chest pocket and for sure is the perfect compannion for both short and long days in the mountains.
A jacket that, if we know how to wash and clean it properly from time to time, could last many years as its quality is excellent. Protecting from wind and snow as usual, with those 20,000mm Schmerber, but breathing more and better than ever with the 80,000mm. To get an idea of the level of the membrane, we remind you again that races as the Ultra Trail Mont Blanc demand by regulation a 10k/10k garment, where here we have a 20k/80k membrane, which means it is twice as waterproof and lets out sweat up to eight times more.
FRENCH MONTAGNARD ULTRA LIGHTTRAIL CAP| 18€ | UPF50
Running on a hot, sunny day? The best way to keep yourself feeling comfortable is by throwing on this running cap. Protect yourself from harmful UV rays, as well as sweat, wind, and whatever else tries to break your stride.
CIMALP VISION ONE ALL MOUNTAIN | 79,90€
CONVERTIBLE FRAME: The lower part of the frame is clipped to the lens. It can be removed and replaced by an independent nose bridge in order to get a lighter and more ventilated version. A two-in-one model * The additional nose bridge is included in the pack
AJUSTABLE NOSE BRIDGE: The CIMALP VISION ONE feature a “separated” nose bridge, independent of the frame, limiting the bounce effect. Made in a non-slip material, the nose-pads incorporate a metal core to achieve a perfect position.
ADJUSTABLE BRANCHES : VISION ONE’s flexible temple ends facilitate adjustments to height and width for a perfect fit, regardless the shape of your face.
Remenbar that all these technical products are only available online.
CIMALP WINTER GEAR
Who is CIMALP? CIMALP is a mountain French brand created in 1964 by a mountaineer who has distinguished himself by trying to develop technical and reliable products, but at affordable prices. Established at the foot of the Alps between Vercors and Monts d’Ardéche, CIMALP designs material for all mountain sports: skiing, hiking, mountaineering and mainly Mountain Running, that in a few years become the star of the company within the French market. They are technical products at a contained price and only available online.
This winter we have already intoruduced you 6 different gear from them:
CIMALP VINSON 5H: 3 layer jacket that thanks to that ULTRASHELL membrane® provides a membrane waterproof of 20,000mm and a breathability of 80,000 mvp, with a weight of 690 g. and a price, right now in sales of € 269. Designed for extreme conditions.
CIMALP PITON 2H: pants with a waterproof membrane of 10,000mm and a breathability of 10,000 mvp, and a price, right now in sales of 119€, comfortable, versatile and resistant thanks to their elastic and protective inserts in the lower area of the leg. Perfect in any weather condition and for any activity, from hiking to skiing or mountaineering.
CIMALP BLIZZARD 3H: trail running thermal jacket with up to 60km/h wind protection, now in offer for only 55€.
CIMALP HERCULE: ski and alpinism gloves with a waterproof membrane of 20,000mm and a breathability of 80,000 mvp, and a price, right now in sales of 99€. Made for PROS by PROS, these gloves are our warmest and toughest ski gloves ever.
CIMALP MAX FLY: ultra light goggles, designed for ski mountaneering, paragliding and also for alpine ski. For 49€ and a surprisingly weight of 45 grams.
- CIMALP X TRAIL: Comfort, lightness, stability, traction and durability, as the Cimalp website cites, these are the 5 premises with which they launch these new Cimalp X-Trail. Shoes that combine lightness and dynamism for mountain runners and hikers looking for a shoe for everything.
IF YOU LIKE WHAT YOU READ,
CLICK THIS BUTTON TO SUPPORT US IN PATREON.COM/MAYAYO