FORCEFIELD TornadoPlus Thermal Mid Layer Shirt & Bottom
FORCEFIELD TornadoPlus thermal mid layer shirt and bottom are interesting motorcycle climate control apparel for chilly conditions and constant air pressure due to speed. The TornadoPlus could be used generally in sports, but the 2 wheel design makes it very functional in dual sport too. The front side of the TornadoPlus thermal mid layer is highly wind resistant and the back side extremely breathable. This combination is ideal for active dual sport riding when the rider needs additional protection against the chilly winds without reducing sweat transfer performance from the skin. The skin feels dry and the rider remains more comfortable even when the level of activity changes back and forth. The FORCEFIELD TornadoPlus thermal mid layer shirt has a wide protective collar providing sufficient overlap with a balaclava and the mid layer bottom covers both the knees and the thighs. In oder to complete the set, the factory offers also a TornadoPlus series balaclava and a neck warmer with the same materials and performance.
The FORCEFIELD TornadoPlus thermal mid layer shirt and bottom are made of polyester fabric which is very durable, light weight and remains wrinkle free by nature. The polyester is commonly used in sports wear and the fabric is enhanced with polyurethane PU and elastane EA fibers making it even more flexible and able to return to the original shape after intensive stretching. The TornadoPlus has an anatomic cut and a wide waistband which improves wearing comfort and general functionality. Front panels are made of Defender fabric which is able to block the wind, remain flexible and offers proper moisture transfer properties. The wind resistance becomes even more critical when using air flow through motorcycle jackets and pants such as the Rukka AIRMAN suit with CORDURA® AFT without the Gore-Tex® and Outlast® layer. The wide collar of the TornadoPlus shirt has a zipper placed strategically to the left side. The zipper comes with a garage and a flap on the inside improving the comfort.
Properties of the FORCEFIELD TornadoPlus thermal mid layer shirt and bottom are enhanced even further with hollow Thermolite® fibers which are both able to insulate and transfer sweat efficiently to outer layers. Thermolite® fabrics are widely used in sports apparel due to proper thermal properties and a light weight. The fabric remains warm even when moist, thanks to the hollow core fibers and air pockets providing one of the best insulation features. In addition the Thermolite® fabric is very comfortable to wear since the fibers are soft and very flexible allowing total freedom of movement. The seams of the FORCEFIELD TornadoPlus thermal mid layer shirt and bottom are flat and double stitched which improves the comfort by eliminating potential pressure points against the skin. When traveling long hours on the saddle, the seamless construction is even more important with the pants and especially areas facing the seat pressure. The seams on the lower pant legs and cuffs are naturally made flat to eliminate pressure points also in the boots.
The wide waistband of the FORCEFIELD TornadoPlus thermal mid layer bottom resists pull, provides proper support and eliminates twisting. All important in active riding. The thermal mid layer dries fast after wash which is always beneficial from frequent washing and long term touring point of view. The Thermolite® fabric is also anti-bacterial and able to reduce bacterial development in the fabric and minimize odors which makes it ideal for tours. The rider is able to maintain the same FORCEFIELD TornadoPlus thermal mid layer shirt and bottom in shape with very small effort. This saves additionally luggage space for other important items and increases overall comfort. This mid layer upgrades the sweat efficient base layer for low temperature conditions when a full Gore-Tex® layer would be too much. When conditions get even colder, a thicker fleece mid layer would be in order. The key FORCEFIELD TornadoPlus thermal mid layer shirt and bottom features are:
- Highly breathable fabric
- Hollow core fibre technology
- Flat seams construction all around
- Wide collar & zipper closure and
- Zipper garage & comfort flap inside
- Wind resistant Defender panels
- 78% polyester PES fibers
- 15% polyurethane PU fibers
- 7% elastane EA fibers
- 100% PES supporting fabric
- Thermolite® insulation
- Light weight material
- Anatomic cut
- Wide waistband
- Anti-bacterial fabric
- Stain resistant & durable colors
- Easy care & quick dry
- Single color option dark BLUE, light & dark GRAY