CHPT3 is transferring its experience from elite road performance apparel into a special collection designed for modern living. Technical, fitness-based clothing that has been expertly designed for women across all ages. A collection to feel comfortable in, knowing it has been designed by women, for women.
Led by the creative experience of Head of Design at CHPT3, Ella Tomkins, the first release under this latest drive is the Studio Collection. Inspired by the recent lockdowns where many people chose to take their workouts indoors in-between work and home-schooling, this collection is specifically designed for fitness.
“Our research highlighted common issues that women experience,” says Ella. “Many women that use fixed bikes both at home and at the gym have never worn a padded short and may have experienced some discomfort. The new CHPT3 shorts have an Indoor specific cycling pad to add some comfort whilst you exercise. Then there are women who wear the same bib shorts they wear for outdoor cycling but will roll the bibs down as their core body temperature rises, so we wanted to create specific cycling apparel for indoor training.”
The Studio Collection maintains the functionality and benefits of technical cycling apparel but takes inspiration from other fitness areas such as running, yoga & Pilates, something that Ella feels is an important element to CHPT3 designs. “Keeping it very clean and sporty with minimal branding, the tops from this collection could easily be worn to and from the gym as athleisure wear.”
Evolving the current offer for women, the new CHPT3 Studio Collection includes lighter, sustainable materials, the removal of bib straps and additional elements including a small pocket for a gym card or locker key. There is also a slightly looser fitting, moisture wicking training top carrying an anti-bacterial treatment.
“The idea is that the product works for the wearer, it’s functional and it doesn’t have to feel like you’re a pro sportsperson to be able to wear it,” says Ella. “For example, we have also included a cropped top which has a slight compression but is more in line with what we'd wear for other gym workouts.”
The new Studio Collection features three main pieces including Shorts in two lengths, Crop Top and SL Training Top in two colourways, made from premium Italian recycled fabrics. Design highlights include 4-way stretch, muscle control, piling resistance and shape retention features across the shorts and crop top as well as a shaped drop tail hem and dropped armholes in the training top.
“The Studio Collection is exactly what I didn’t realise was missing from my sporting life and has made my Zwift sessions easier and more comfortable. The short length is perfect as is the high waisted band. I have never enjoyed wearing bibs for indoor training rides, so this complete kit is ideal. The detail and look of the 3-piece range is simple but stunning. The material is so soft and thin I can go straight from a bike session to either yoga or gym session and not feel ridiculous even with a padded short. Being able to jump on the trainer and do a zwift session or a quick gym/strength session or yoga is massively important for me as I don’t always have a huge amount of time. I can also fit in training at home with the kids around too…” Nicole
SHOP HERE: www.CHPT3.com/collections/studio