Wrapped in our take on the Erlkoenig dazzle camouflage pattern, this limited-edition jersey is a nod to the mystique, speed,Â and style inherent to prototype race machines.
With a lengthy history of keeping new carsâ identities under wraps during testing, dazzle camouflage patterns continue to shroud prototype products in mystery today.
Created by British artist Norman Wilkinson, the camo pattern originated as a disguise technique that was intended to mask and protect warships during WWI. The automotive industry adopted the effect in the â50sâdubbing the proto cars âErlkÃ¶nigâ or âErlkingsââas a way to confuse the competition and conceal new technologies.
The idea of adapting this pattern to a jerseyâs graphics appealed to us on many levels, as the R&D cycles of our products mirror many of those in the automotive racing industry. Testing, testing, and more testing is what leads to better, faster equipment, and the Erlkoenig SS Jersey is our latest version of the all-around SS jersey platform.
Racing, training, or spinning out the legs with friends on the weekend, the Erlkoenig delivers. Itâs constructed with our time-tested Dual Tex and Pushes Pull textiles, noted for their breathability, low weights, and phenomenal stretch.
A few important details weâd like to call out are the raw-cut sleevesâwhich create the smoothest transition possible between the jersey and your upper armsâour Triple Ramp Pockets to secure your cargo in the rear, and our just-right regularFit for day-long comfort on the bike.