Design, Craftsmanship, Place
Catella is a adventure cycling brand deeply inspired by a California lifestyle. Beginning at the Pacific Ocean, into the chaparral plains, and up the snowy mountain peaks, this diverse place is home, its our adventure, it’s where we #getlost and find ourselves again.
Our Weldedskin Technology
Weldedskin allows us 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 are so thin that our customers claim the garment “disappears” while wearing it. With our weldedskin technology, we have created garments that have seams up to 70% thinner than traditional flatlock seams.
Our garments use the highest quality fabrics made by Schoeller Textil AG of Switzerland and Miti Italy. Schoeller specializes in the development and manufacturing of innovative fabrics and smart textile technologies. We worked closely with Schoeller to create fabric articles specifically for use in cycling. Our compressive Schoeller fabrics have moisture-wicking properties that mimic the functionality of your skin for breathability and heat exchange.
We took it a step further and made our garments Coldblack certified. Coldblack technology reduces heat build-up and provides reliable protection from the sun’s rays, resulting in noticeably better heat management. It’s definitely a game changer, especially in warm weather.
We use only the high end chamois made by Elastic Interface – the industry standard Italian chamois trusted by the pro peloton. The padding is made with the finest quality materials, all carefully selected to guarantee lasting support, wear resistance, and comfort. As a result, Bicycling Magazine called our bib shorts the “highlight of the kit”.
At Catella, we don’t stitch our chamois in our weldedskin kits. The pad edges are completely bonded flat to the shorts making the entire garment one single unit.
While suffering on a long climb, my twin rust brown Vizslas, came to mind. I knew they would follow me up the mountain and suffer with me. The Vizsla dog breed are known to be fearless and loyal. These traits exemplify all the qualities a cyclist would want in their cycling apparel.
Our garments are incredibly well made and built to last. We have spent many years perfecting the formula that makes our jerseys and bib shorts extremely reliable and be your go-to kit. This is why we guarantee our kits for 2 years against any manufacturing defects. We kindly ask that you follow the wash and drying instructions. In the unfortunate event of a crash, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will generously help with a replacement kit at a deep discount.