Several years ago when recovering from an illness I decided to regain my health and picked up a new bike. When looking for a kit it was surprisingly clear that there were few differences between manufacturers. Same fabrics, same chamois, same flat lock stitching. Trained as Industrial Designer I have worked with companies such as The North Face, Nike and others. There I have witnessed many new technologies emerging from the outdoor industry. I quickly realized that I could make revolutionary changes that would help me and other cyclists perform better on the bike. We formed Catella on the basis that we could profoundly and positively evolve cycling garments forward and that our clothing would be created by cyclists for cyclists.
About our technology
Weldedskin allows Catella to make some of the most sophisticated cycling garments ever created. Instead of point to point fabric connection as with stitching, we completely bonded our seams together on a microscopic level. Every pore in the fabric is used to lock the fabric panels to one another making Catella garments incredibly strong. The seams have became so thin that our customers claim the garment “disappears” when wearing it. Using our weldedskin technology we have created garments that have seams up to 70% thinner than a traditional flatlock seams.
We only use the highest quality Schoeller Swiss Fabrics. These fabrics are used by top echelons brands in mountaineering. We worked closely with Schoeller to create fabric articles specifically for use in cycling. Our compressive Schoeller fabrics don’t evaporate sweat as soon as it’s produced. We use quick absorbing-slow dry fabrics that use your sweat mimicking the function of your skin to lessen dehydration and exchange heat.
We took it a step further and made sure Catella is Colblack certified. Coldblack technology reflects UV light 50+ and keeps you an average of 10 degrees cooler than other black fabrics. Its a game changer especially in warmer climates.
We use and trust Elastic interface chamois. Its the industry standard Italian chamois pad used by the pro peloton. The comfort and endurance of these pads make our shorts incredibly comfortable. So much so that Bicycling magazine called our shorts the “highlight of the kit”.
Whats unique about Catella is that we never stitch our chamois on our weldedskin kits. The pad edges have been completely bonded flat to the shorts making the entire garment one single unit.
We frequently get asked about our logo. Modeled after our loyal mascots. Twin rust brown Vizslas. On a long climb my dogs came to mind and I thought right there and then, your gear is your loyal companion.
Our kits are incredibly well made. We have spent many years perfecting the formula that makes our kits extremely strong. The attention to detail is an exquisite. This is why we guarantee our kits for 2years against any manufactured defects. We kindly ask that you follow the wash instructions and don’t expose to heat. This will become your go to kit. In case of crash please email us firstname.lastname@example.org and we will generously help with a replacement kit at deep discount.