Beat the unpredictable weather with new urban rainwear from Tucano Urbano
No matter the season, weather can be highly unpredictable in the UK – especially rain. The #TUBike collection by Tucano Urbano has been designed specifically for urban cyclists who count on cycling as their main mode of transportation, and therefore need to be prepared for any weather. A complete collection of rainwear has been designed to provide on-demand weather protection that doesn’t require forward planning.
The recent TU Bike “Enjoy the rain” campaign is based on a simple concept: rain can surprise you at any time, even when you least expect it. The creative campaign displays the highly-waterproof rainwear being tested through unexpected and funny situations across the city of Milan, where Tucano Urbano was born twenty years ago. The campaign was captured in collaboration with the riders of the IRD Squadra Corse, currently the fastest Fixed Gear team in Italy. Founded in 2010, the IRD Squadra Corse won the Red Hook Crit Team Championship in 2018 – the top international fixed gear competition in cycling.
Maximum waterproofing and ventilation with minimal storage size; the Garibaldina range from Tucano Urbano can be taken anywhere to provide protection from the elements when it’s needed the most.
The Garibaldina is an ergonomic cycling rain cape, designed with a waterproof and windproof ripstop Polyamide outer shell with a high-water column and taped seams. Thanks to the innovative design typical of Tucano Urbano, the cape has been made with a host of technical features for extra protection in adverse weather, such as an elastic thumb / handlebar loops to stretch out the cape, a storm trap on the collar, and an adjustable rain hood which can be used with or without a helmet.
For added safety, the Garibaldina has safety light hanger loops on the front and back, as well as Tucano Urbano’s REFLACTIVE® system on the chest and back, allowing visibility on demand with retractable reflective inserts, and a reflective band around the bottom seam. For maximum breathability and comfort in hot temperatures, there’s ventilation openings on the front that can be easily opened and closed whilst riding. Whether it’s for a city bike or fixie bike, the cape is fully adjustable on the side to allow for comfort in any riding position. For commuters who usually travel with a backpack, the Garibaldina Plus features a backpack extension with detachable flap-proof tensioning system, so both the rider and possessions remain completely dry.
When the rain has stopped, the Garibaldina comes with a super compact pouch for storage, which can be fastened easily onto the bike or a backpack.
The Garibaldina is available in Dark Blue, Dove Grey and Ochre, in two sizes: S/M – L/XL, with RRP £54.99.
The Garibaldina Plus is available in Dark Blue, Dove Grey and Ochre, in two sizes: S/M – L/XL, with RRP £61.99.
Nano Rain Zeta
The Nano range by Tucano Urbano is an essential for any cyclist; reliable rainwear that’s super compact and can be hooked onto the bicycle so it’s always there for instant protection.
The Nano Rain Zeta is a rain jacket made from breathable, windproof and waterproof Ripstop Polyamide outer with a high waterproofing rating, taped seams and underarm aeration system. Featuring the Tucano Urbano HYDROSCUD® system, plus a storm trap on the collar and an optional backpack extension with a reflective zip, the Nano Rain Zeta jacket is a practical urban solution for the everyday cyclist.
Made with the same materials and technology, the Panta Nano Rain Zeta are rainproof trousers with extractable shoe covers. For ease of putting on, the trousers have pleats at the ankles, as well as adjustable Velcro ankle and calf straps. Featuring Tucano Urbano REFLACTIVE® inserts at the heels for heightened visibility.
The Nano Rain Zeta is available in Fluorescent Yellow in sizes XS – 3XL, with RRP £70.99.
The Panta Nano Rain Zeta is available in Fluorescent Yellow in sizes XS – 3XL, with RRP £44.99.
Also available within the Nano Rain Zeta range is the Set Nano Rain Kid – a super compact waterproof jacket and trouser set for children available in three sizes: 5-6 / 7-8 / 9-10 years, with an RRP of £49.99.
Magic Day and Magic Spring
The Magic Day is a medium length jacket for men, and for ladies, the Magic Spring is a three-quarter length jacket. Both jackets are transformable into a rain cape / leg-cover to protect the lower body against the rain. Constructed with Tucano Urbano’s HYDROSCUD® system and a breathable, windproof and waterproof three-later Polyester outer with taped seams and an adjustable, ergonomic hood, the Magic Day and Magic Spring will protect any cyclist from the elements. Unzipping the sides reveals a maxi side pleat on the jacket to allow it to stretch over the legs, with elastic loops that attached to the thumb or handlebar to secure whilst riding, without restricting the leg movement.
For visibility, both jackets feature REFLACTIVE® inserts on the cuffs and back, as well as reflective edging on the hood and side pleats. With underarm eyelets for ventilation, as well as a generous ventilation system on the back, the Magic Day and Magic Spring guarantee a comfortable ride.
The Magic Day is available in Dark Blue in sizes S – 3XL, with an RRP £129.99.
The Magic Spring is available in Dark Blue in sizes 34EU – 44EU, with an RRP £159.99.
More Information: www.tucanourbano.com/uk/
Notes to editors:
- HYDROSCUD® – the registered system that guarantees waterproofing and breathability. 100% waterproofing against rain is guaranteed either by an inner membrane or the use of coated fabrics together with water run-off flap and taped seams.
- REFLACTIVE® SYSTEM – is the registered system for visibility on demand with retractable reflective inserts. During a journey the inserts can be kept in view to maximise safety and, on arrival, they can be hidden under the cuff, collar or hood for maximum style.
About Tucano Urbano
Established in the late 90’s in Milan, Tucano Urbano produces urban-contemporary clothing and accessories traditionally linked to the world of two wheels. Tucano Urbano constantly enlarge the scope of the brand to reach a wider, international public of all ages and passions that appreciates a metropolitan, practicable style and, above all, the creativity of an original product.