CHPT3 (pronounced Chapter 3) is a young apparel brand that is a co-lab between David Millar and Castelli. In my mind, clothing designed by David Millar and manufactured by Castelli is a combo that speaks volumes. Firstly, Castelli are an iconic brand that continues to push both the design and functional performance of race kit. Take the Gabba jacket. This is a jacket that is sought out and used by pro’s that aren’t even sponsored by Castelli (these riders pay fines each time they wear one of these…). This, to me, is the ultimate sign of success, athletes and riders refusing to compromise because a product is simply that good. Add to that David Millar, who has always been known as racer with a sense of style off the bike, but with a demand for the best materials and fit on the bike, hand picking fabrics and utilizing patterns to develop clothing that feels like a second skin, all while maintaining the fit and performance of some of the best race kit out there, all without looking like a billboard.
Think of CHPT3 as a whole new level. Better than anything Castelli has done in the past. Small limited production runs are all hand made in Italy, adding to the authenticity of what CHPT3 is; the most exciting and unique clothing brand to be launched in the last few years.
Millar’s thoughts behind the brand are simple:
“As my career came to an end I realized I’d have to wear clothing somebody else had designed. I didn’t want that. I wanted to create cycling clothing that was constructed for my new life as a non-racer, only designed for riding, not racing, but still with the latest tech and with a collaboration that I’d always known.”
This is the next chapter.
What can you expect from CHPT3? 100% European-made fabrics you would not find on any race kit, subtle, understated, amazing fit and silhouette. The program is simple with the initial launch consisting of seven pieces: SS Jersey, Bib Shorts, Jacket, Base Layer, Arm Warmers, Leg Warmers and socks. Each item is limited, so once its gone it’s gone and onto the next launch of kit. We are the exclusive dealer of CHPT3 in Alberta and one of four in Canada hand picked by David Millar and company, so we are pretty excited about that.
In stock now.