The POC Transcend pants and jacket both use a Polyamide fabric that is soft to the touch and doesn’t irritate the skin. Equally, it’s not abundantly loud when rubbing against itself like some tech gear is. Most importantly its extremely elastic, which is great while riding and not having the fabric restrict your motion.
The Fluorocarbon DWR coating handles more moisture then you would expect. I wouldn’t quite call it waterproof, but wouldn’t hesitate to wear it on days that rain is on the forecast. With any gear that has a DWR coating, it’s important to pay attention to washing instructions to extend the life.
The POC Transcend Jacket has open cuffs with elastic on the underside. Despite the looser fit and lack of a strap to secure them around the wrist, the cuffs stay down low. There are two zippered pockets that are lined with a soft silky like material. A deep full width pocket is found on the backside with accesso from the left, which makes great storage for gloves, snacks, or your glasses. A two-way zipper is used on the front to help regulate your temp while riding. POC has touches of reflective logos to add visibility while riding, and a fluorescent orange strap to secure the hood down and keep it from catching wind like a sail. The hood itself is large enough to fit over most helmets, with a nice tall and wide collar to shield your face while riding and not be constricted.
The POC Transcend Pants are as slim trouser as it gets. Their are two open side pockets, a rear zippered pocket and rear pocket with a button. The side pockets are deep enough for a phone or your hands, with the rear pockets spacious for your wallet. The cuffs have an adjustable hem to tailor the fit based on your type of riding. The pants have a standard zipper front with a button and belt loops to incorporate your favorite active belt to get the right fit around the waist. The pants see the same fluorocarbon DWR coating and Polyamide fabric as the jacket.
The POC Transcend Jacket and pants are offered in sizes from XS to XXL. Both come in Uranium Black which maches closer to a deep indigo then true black, and the Jacket is also available in Alloy Grey.