Setatech patent pending by Breva Cycling is the first silk protective fabric specifically designed by Breva for cyclists. An innovative study conducted by Breva to rethink silk, the oldest fiber in the world, and combine it with the advantages of nylon 6.6.
Setatech is a windproof and drip-proof jacket designed for the most demanding cyclist, who does not want to feel the unpleasant sensation of synthetic materials in contact with the skin, when after a climb the wind cools the sweat.
Setatech offers a new alternative: silk gives a pleasant sensation, because it is a natural fiber, made up of the same biomolecules that our skin is made of. Extremely light, it dries quickly and gives the athlete a feeling of maximum comfort.
This is where Setatech comes from, from this alchemy of the material, from this union between silk, a thousand-year-old fiber with unsurpassed functional characteristics, and latest-generation technological materials.
Why did we use silk?
Silk has unique functional characteristics in terms of insulating capacity and is therefore able to maintain body temperature constant, protecting against temperature changes.
In addition, silk offers a unique experience in contact with the skin, because like wool it is composed of proteins, the same biomolecules that make up our body.
And then the lightness, because being very light, the silk is not only pleasant, but also dries very quickly.
This is why we at Breva believed that this ancient and precious fiber was an ideal element to improve the performance of athletes in cycling, allowing them to think only about what they love: pedaling in total freedom.
Why is silk not widespread in the cycling clothing sector?
The first reason is commercial, as the costs of silk are much higher than those of synthetic fibers. Breva, however, can bear these costs thanks to its distribution model, which provides for direct sales via the web, without fees for intermediate steps.
The second reason is technical, because silk has a number of limits: it does not have adequate levels of toughness, it does not have a high color fastness and it does not stand the temperatures necessary to make it windproof and water repellent. Breva has overcome these three constraints by combining silk in the weaving phase with a very light latest generation nylon 6.6 fiber. It has also developed a production process specifically designed to provide for cold passages that do not alter the characteristics of the silk.
SILK YARNS OFFER A NATURAL SECOND SKIN EFFECT.
Thanks to the use of silk, Setatech gives the garment a natural hand, surprising in contact with the skin.
This is because silk is made of protein, the same material that our body is made of.
MAINTAINS NATURAL BODY TEMPERATURE.
Silk is a natural fiber with a high thermal insulating power, that is, able to keep the body temperature constant.
WINDPROOF AND BREATHABLE.
Setatech is a water-repellent technological fabric that offers effective protection against rain
and wind, ensuring high levels of perspiration.
SILK DRIES QUICKLY.
Setatech designed with the use of very fine silk yarns is a light fabric like a feather (50 g / m2.) Which dries surprisingly quickly to give a sensation of immediate freshness.