We had planned to launch a new bike jacket this autumn, with a secret new zip from YKK. I had found the zip two years ago at a trade show on a firemans uniform and we have built a great feature into the new bike jacket using it.
We have had the jacket finished for the last few months, but some things haven't been right so we have been biking, changing, biking, changing. It's done many miles commuting, Brecfa and the hardcore Preseli mountains.
Mike from YKK has also been working with Louise (our make it fit and work great person) on how best to use the zip so it works the best (he helped design the zip) and after 3 prototypes it's there. Just need to do some final trim stuff now.
The customer service team have been in with him today learning about the zips ability to support 40kg, resist corrosion from salt, mud, oil, diesel and the sun and remain silky smooth. (They don't look it in the photo, but it's exciting).
Spring launch roll on cause I want one.