The climate of Ireland can be summed up as being moist and changeable with abundant rainfall. Riders are a hardy breed, it takes a certain type of crazy to have the mindset to keep pedalling all year round in the face of howling winds, driving rain and crank deep puddles – but we all do it with a grimacing smile. This year we welcome a game changer, the Blackline DirtSuit.
Inspired by snowsports, the Blackline DirtSuit offers all of the protection from the harshest elements of a one-piece suit, but combines the versatility of a two piece jacket and pant combo. The DirtSuit is designed to protect riders in the most challenging riding conditions.
Designed and developed by our inhouse team, the Blackline DirtSuit has been in creative development for 18 months and thoroughly tested through two winters against it’s competition to ensure it meet our high standards.
Now there are now no excuses not to go ride, even in the filthiest conditions.
Constructed from tough and durable fabric, the Dirtsuit is 10,000mm waterproof/ breathable thanks to a high performance 3-layer bonded fabric.
The key feature is that the jacket and pant can be connected via a “dirt-skirt” to create a one-piece ultra protective suit with a waterproof seal. The connection between the jacket and pant is via a high quality waterproof YKK Aquaguard zipper.
Riders have the versatility of running the jacket and pants separate in fair weather, or the full DirtSuit when it’s torrential out there. To regulate temperature, the Blackline DirtSuit is 10 k breathable and features underarm Pit-Zips to vent (again using a YKK Waterproof Zip).
The Blackline Dirtsuit Jacket hood is large enough to fit over a trail helmet with a chin guard with a soft back internal storm guard. Dual directional zips are also fitted to the pockets to make access easy, no matter how numb your fingers get.
To ensure a dialed fit, the DirtSuit pants can be cinched by adjustable waist tabs, with extra security coming via banded braces for a tailored fit.
We know accidents happen, especially when navigating wet roots and rocks. To keep you watertight, the Blackline Dirtsuit comes with a repair kit, just in case.
UK: £450 | USA: $560 | EUR: €520
Learn more about the Nukeproof Blackline DirtSuit on their website.