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Review: Propheus Shred Jacket and Race Pants

Propheus is a Berlin-based clothing company. The company not only produces its own line of branded clothing, but can also outfit your team or club with a custom kit, which involves creating a new design or continuing a theme you may already have. a current supplier.

The brand makes everything from waterproof jackets and pants, which we have in review, to jerseys, shorts, socks, gloves and, well, pretty much everything really. It would be fair to say though that Propheus is a gravity mountain bike focused company and does not seem to cater to the XC end of the mountain bike spectrum.

The brand is clearly very value driven. Not that it’s outrageously cheap, but it represents much better value for money than many other brands. I’ve ridden over the pants and pants over the past few months and I think they’ve held up relatively well.

Shred Climax Rain Jacket

The rain jacket is a blacked out affair that offers fit around the waist, hood and cuffs. It also features underarm zip vents and a map pocket on the upper left arm, which is handy for ski passes. There are also vents around the back of the jacket to let warm air out.

I noticed the jacket was not as breathable as some before looking at the spec sheet. Its 3k breathability rating is good, but there is a noticeable difference between that and a 10k jacket. It’s not a huge factor, but you will feel the difference.

Shred Climax Details
• 2.5 layers and welded seams
• Water column 5,000 mm
• Breathability 3000mm
• Extended back
• Adjustable cuffs and hood
• Openings for increased air circulation
• Size XS to XL
• €149.90

I tested another spinning jacket and that may have made it a bit more obvious. In my experience, many breathable materials are not this great either way, regardless of brand or cost. That said, it’s worth noting. On colder days it was noticeably better – in the dead of winter the jacket worked well. However, during the fall it was a little too heavy for my taste.

The size of the Large jacket tested is quite generous. I’m 183cm and weigh 83kg and think I probably could have gone down in size for a slightly slimmer fit.

I like the adjustment of the collar which is done via a mixture of elastic and velcro. However, on particularly wet rides, I wondered why there was an exposed piece of soft fabric that was prone to getting wet. The jacket has two main pockets on the chest. They are relatively large and can easily fit a large smartphone. However, if I had to keep this jacket, I would probably take off the togs on the zipps. Yes, they make access a bit easier but in my opinion, I don’t really like the look of them.

The hood fits easily over an open face helmet and you can adjust the fit with Velcro. For €150 I think it’s a reasonable price, and it doesn’t reach the sky-high costs of some high-end jackets, but ultimately it doesn’t feel quite as refined either. That said, if you want to spend twice as much on a garment you’re likely to crash into at some point, it comes down to your own priorities.

Henry Quiney
Location: Squamish, British Columbia, Canada
Age: 29
Height: 183cm / 6′
Inseam: 82cm / 32.5″
Weight: 79kg / 174lbs
Industry Affiliations/Sponsors: Any
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+ Lots of adjustment
+ Useful features such as ski pass pocket
+ Large pockets
+ Reasonable price compared to some

The inconvenients

Not so breathable for pedaling
Loose fit

Running pants

MTB pants have come a long way in recent years. There seem to be different approaches but my favorite is a slim fit with relatively stretchy fabric. I wouldn’t like them to be tight, but I think if they’re loose around the ankle, something has gone wrong.

The Race Pants are very thin, which I liked. For downhill pants that you can pedal in and stay comfortable in, these seem like exactly what you need. I think pants are great for protecting you from splashes, which can really help on colder winter rides, but I never find myself reaching for thicker ones when it’s cold.

Running pants details
• Unisex fit
• Two zipped pockets
• Flexible and light
• Adjustable belt
• 300g for a size 30
• Waist 26″ – 36″
• €129.90

For those living in colder climates they may not be thick enough but for me I prefer to have pants that are thin enough to wear any month of the year that happens to be wet , as opposed to thicker pants which might be great in the middle of winter but will be too hot for any other time.
The material is flexible enough to accommodate even large enough knee pads without much hassle. Propheus recommends sizing for large or bulkier pads, but I’ve never found this to be a problem. For my 82cm inseam, the 32 inch size worked well.

There is a ratchet closure at the waist as well as zipped pockets. There is also mesh on the back of the pants, as well as around the knee and calf.


+ Thin and flexible
+ Stretch panels where needed

The inconvenients

May be too thin for some
Does not give much heat in winter

Pinkbike’s take

great quotes Propheus aims to make well-priced and functional clothing, in some ways the German brand positions itself in the same way as the country’s bike brands – cost-effective and specification-driven. Although the jacket was adequate, it was a bit too thick for my taste. However, if you’re looking for comfort when doing lift-assisted runs in wet conditions, this could be a good choice. The Race Pants, however, shone a little brighter and managed to deliver some real good performance for an all-around MTB pant. Thin and light, it may not feel like warmth, but for me it’s a great compromise between flexibility, coverage and breathability.
Henry Quiney