Exploring Patagonia’s Premier Mountain Bike Apparel

Three Owenhouse Cycling team member's wearing Patagonia clothing.

At Owenhouse Cycling, we believe in equipping ourselves with the best, and that’s why we proudly carry Patagonia mountain bike apparel.

Why Patagonia, you might ask? Well, let’s just say it’s more than just the fun designs and colors. Patagonia’s ethics are well known. It isn’t just a brand; it’s a movement, a commitment to sustainability, and a dedication to creating high-quality gear that stands the test of time.

Founded by Yvon Chouinard in 1973, Patagonia’s journey began with a love for the outdoors and a desire to protect it. Similar to their entire line of products, their mountain bike apparel mirrors this ethos, blending technology with eco-conscious materials.

We’re proud to stand by companies with a history of serving their communities. You probably remember that Owenhouse has also been around for a long time!

Owenhouse Cycling is part of the Owenhouse Hardware Company, founded in 1879. What started as a mercantile carrying all the goods a person of that time would need, including bikes, has since grown and expanded to become what is now Owenhouse Cycling and Owenhouse Ace Hardware.

Enough history for now. Let’s jump into the gear!

Women’s Patagonia Mountain Bike Clothing & Gear

When it comes to women’s mountain bike clothing and gear, Patagonia has a range of thoughtfully designed options that combine style with performance. Click on the links to learn more about each product, and then visit us in-store to try things on! We’ll help you find the perfect fit.

Here are some of our top picks:

Women’s Patagonia Shorts:

  • Dirt Craft: Your everyday favorite mountain bike shorts.
  • Nether: the liner you’ve been looking for! With pockets!
  • Dirt Roamer: Your go-to shorts for extra-long weekend rides.
  • Tyrolean: Pockets!!
Dirt Craft Women's Patagonia Mountain Bike shorts, blue
Dirt Roamer Women's Mountain Bike shorts, Patagonia
Nether women's mountain bike liner Patagonia
Tyrolean Patagonia women's mouuntain bike shorts, black

Women’s Patagonia Tops:

  • Capilene® Cool: UPF sun protection, lightweight, breathable, and cool. Our favorite top!
  • Dirt Craft: Perfect for layering or wearing on their own.
  • R1®: Maximime comfort on your commute, your errands, your after-work happy hour, or the trail.
  • Houdini® Jacket: Mother Nature never doubted how prepared you are. This lightweight and packable jacket offers wind and water resistance.

I wear Patagonia whether I’m riding trails or commuting to work. Their clothing is so comfortable! Plus, knowing their commitment to sustainability makes wearing their gear even more rewarding. Trust me, once you try it, you’ll never look back. – Isabel, Owenhouse Cycling Team Member

Capilene® Cool women's patagonia shirt
R1® Air Full-Zip Hoodie Patagonia
Dirt Craft Long-Sleeve Women's Patagonia
Houdini® Jacket Women's Patagonia

Men’s Patagonia Mountain Bike Clothing & Gear

Owenhouse Cycling team member in a Patagonia men's jacket

Like the women’s gear, Patagonia’s commitment to quality and performance is evident in every piece. Click on the links to learn more about their men’s apparel selection, and then visit us in-store to try things on! We’ll help you find the perfect fit.

Here are some of our favorite picks on the men’s side:

Our favorite Men’s Patagonia shorts:

  • Dirt Craft: You’ve never been so comfortable in mountain bike shorts! Try them on and let us know what you think.
  • Landfarer: Durable and versatile for any terrain.
  • Dirt Roamer: Loose, breathable shorts that offer freedom of movement. A must on our trails!

The Dirt Craft shorts are a personal favorite of mine. They are super comfortable, no matter how long the ride is. And you know that I like to go long! – Tom, Owenhouse Cycling Team Member

Dirt Craft Men's Patagonia Mountain Bike Shorts
Landfarer - Men's Patagonia mountain bike shorts
Dirt Roamer - Men’s Patagonia Mountain Bike

Our favorite Men’s Patagonia tops:

  • Capilene® Cool: Lightweight and moisture-wicking. Our favorite tops!
  • Dirt Craft: Layering these tops or wearing them on their own.
  • Houdini® Jacket: This super lightweight and packable jacket offers wind and water resistance.
  • R1®: Cozy and stretchy, the R1® tops provide warmth and comfort on cooler days, making them essential for any adventure.
Capilene® Cool - Men’s Patagonia
Houdini® Jacket - Men’s
Dirt Craft - Men’s Patagonia
R1® - Men’s Patagonia Fleece
owenhouse team member standing in front of a brick wall wearing patagonia clothing

What are the preferred clothing brands for mountain biking?

We’re biased, of course, but we really do only carry the brands we love the most! Patagonia, Fox Racing, Troy Lee Designs, Pearl Izumi, and POC. These brands offer a range of options, from durable shorts and jerseys to protective gear like helmets, gloves, and goggles.

Is mountain bike specific clothing worth it?

Yes, mountain bike-specific clothing is definitely worth it. You’ll notice the difference in the durable fabrics the next time you take a corner too fast.

What clothing choices are must-haves for mountain bike newbies?

For mountain bike newbies, we recommend the following:

  1. Padded cycling shorts or bibs
  2. Moisture-wicking jerseys or shirts (stay away from cotton when you’re sweating)
  3. Mountain bike specific shoes
  4. Helmet
  5. Full-finger gloves

Can I wear my road biking clothes on the trail?

Absolutely! But…while road biking clothes can be worn on the trail, they may not provide the same level of comfort and durability as mountain bike-specific apparel. Also, most mountain bikers aren’t looking for the aerodynamic advantages that road riders are. Because of this, they can go baggy! Many riders prefer to use baggie shorts, loose jerseys, and flat pedals instead of spandex and clips.

Gear Up with Patagonia at Owenhouse Cycling

It’s time to think beyond flannel and fleece when it comes to Patagonia (although we do love their flannel and fleece!). Their collection of mountain bike apparel lives up to the hype of the gear you’re already familiar with. And, thanks to their commitment to quality, sustainability, and performance, you feel good about where your dollars are going.

New gear, ready to ride? Check out our bikes online and give us a call to see if we have your size in stock. Want to share your opinion to be featured in an Owenhouse Cycling blog? Don’t hesitate to DM us on social media with your thoughts on Patagonia MTB apparel. See you on the trail!

Shopping for someone else? Click here to check out our mountain bike riding gift guide.

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