Mission Workshop Pavement and Gravel Collection

While the landscape and culture of cycling has changed, demand for technical materials has not. And, Mission Workshop brings their aesthetic to the adventure and gravel niche. Mission’s entry into what became of the road market is also well-timed for those maybe not as into Rapha as they once were and for any cyclist looking for gear that’s understated.

Mission tags the collection as PNG for pavement and gravel and dropbar bikes. I expect it to be so comfortable, you’ll find it on single tracks as well. Let’s hope they add a baggie overshort and be done with it, Assos is making mountain kits now.

The Mission kits are made with fabric that includes ultralight Japanese weather-resistant material, a unique Italian 4-way-stretch fabric, Dyneema fiber in the bibs, and 37.5. That’s where it gets really geeky

37.5 fabrics use microscopic microporous particles derived from volcanic sand and activated carbon to regulate water vapor from the skin before it beads into sweat, moving moisture more efficiently than any other fabric.

If 37.5 it works better or even close to what Gore is doing, I’m in.

PNG Jersey

The portable network graphics jersey—no, wait it’s Pavement and Gravel—has a clean look and features stealth black reflective details, three rear oversized drop-in pockets and one zippered rear keeper pocket for money, credit cards, vape pens, whatever. The chest port is for sunglass storage or headset cable access for headphones. The MSRP is $180.

PNG Jersey Features

  • 37.5® Ultra-high-performance vapor management technology
  • 3 XL drop-in back pockets
  • 1 zippered back pocket
  • Chest sunglasses holster/media port
  • Front and back black reflective strips
  • Odor-resistant
  • Breathable
  • 4-way stretch
  • Machine washable- Performance features never wash out
  • 55% Polyester, 34% 37.5® Polyester, 11% Spandex
  • Made in the USA

PNG Bib Shorts

The primary fabric of the short is 4-way-stretch textile with a dry hand and matte finish and just the right amount of surface friction for long days in the saddle. This textile has less stretch but breaks in over the first 2-3 rides and molds to your ehape. The result is a garment that feels like it was tailored just for you– minimizing rubbing and hot spots. The outer thigh area include Dyneema®-reinforced panels. Dyneema is one of the lightest and strongest fibers on earth and provides extra durability in key areas without adding weight (again, make it for MTB please). The MSRP is $265.

PNG Bib Short Features

  • 37.5® Ultra-high-performance vapor management technology
  • Center back drop-in pocket
  • Molded chamois
  • 4-way stretch
  • Machine washable- Performance features never wash out
  • Upper body fabric: 55% Polyester, 34% 37.5® Polyester, 11% Spandex
  • Made in the USA

THE INTERVAL : PNG

Mission’s microlight windshell jacket is constructed from a Japanese-made ultralight nylon fabric engineered to be wind and water-repellent while offering an unusually high level of stretch and breathability for a woven nylon textile. Designed for maximum versatility, this lightweight shell layers perfectly with the rest of the PNG collection or any Mission Workshop base layer for use in a wide range of temperatures and conditions. Does it breath? We’ll find out soon enough. The MSRP is $205.

The Interval : PNG Jacket Features:

  • Fabric: 89% Nylon 11% Spandex
  • Anti-odor
  • Anti-static
  • Wind Repellent
  • Water Repellent
  • Welded cuffs and hem

PNG SS Base Layer

The base layer breathes exceptionally well with seamless construction enables the torso section to be knit in one piece minimizing bulk and friction spots. It features multiple fabric thicknesses for optimum insulation and breathability. The seamless construction means there’s no scratchy labels either. MSRP $95.

PNG SS Base Layer Features:

  • 37.5® Ultra-high-performance vapor management technology
  • Seamless knit technology
  • Odor-resistant
  • Breathable
  • 190 gsm
  • 4-way stretch
  • Machine washable- Performance features never wash out
  • 60% Nylon w/37.5®, 30% Polypropylene, 7% Nylon, 3% Elastane
  • Made in Portugal

RUNBIKEHIKE Socks

Combining 37.5with olefin these socks promises to keep feet cool, dry, and comfortable all day long– no matter the activity. To me olefin is too hot, but we’ll see. MSRP $20.

RUNBIKEHIKE Sock Features

  • 37.5® Ultra-high-performance vapor management technology
  • Odor-resistant
  • Breathable
  • 4-way stretch
  • Machine  washable – Performance features never wash out
  • Made from 37.5® Polyester, Olefin and Spandex
  • Made in the USA