Celosia orange is at the top of Pantone’s list of the hottest colors for 2014. Activewear designers took note, and applied shades varying from apricot to ochre in everything from hydration packs and mountain biking shoes to cycling shorts and socks. Time to ditch the black spandex and logo-heavy jerseys in favor of these fun, fresh-squeezed pieces that look as good as they perform on the trail.
A just-picked jersey and functional skort are floral, flirty fun.
Yellowman butterfly/magenta jersey, $108; 100-ounce poppy Camelbak, $100, Jans Mountain Outfitters (1600 Park Ave, 435.649.4949, jans.com)
Giro La DND glove, $26; Giro Reila MTB shoe, $100, Storm Cycles (1680 Ute Blvd, 435.200.9120,stormcycles.net)
SmartWool kilim patchwork socks, $12; Icebreaker merino wool cycling skort, $85, Cole Sport (1615 Park Ave, 435.649.4806, colesport.com)
These streetwear-inspired pieces look as hip at lunch as they do on the trail.
Marmot organic cotton Homestead shirt, $55, White Pine Touring (1790 Bonanza Dr, 435.649.8710, whitepinetouring.com)
Osprey Hydraulics hydration pack, $120; Giro Terraduro cycling shoe, $180, Storm Cycles (1680 Ute Blvd, 435.200.9120, stormcycles.net)
Dakine track short, $100; Giro orange camo sock, $20, Jans Mountain Outfitters (1600 Park Ave, 435.649.4949, jans.com)