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What is SWAT apparel?

Last Updated: Oct 31, 2013 03:30PM PDT
Building SWAT (storage, water, air, tools) into the apparel was an idea conceived through collaboration between the apparel and mountain bike teams at Specialized. Seeking to ditch heavy, hot, and cumbersome hydration packs on their rides, the mountain bike team worked with the apparel team looking for ways to increase on-body storage for water, air, and tools.

Knowing that the best way to carry cargo is to compress it to the body, the apparel team developed a liner short, bib short, and vest with high-stretch fabrics to carry the ride gear normally stored in a pack. In the Mountain Bib Short, we have an innovative pocket construction that disconnects the bottom of the pockets, allowing the short to sit at the perfect height without being encumbered by the cargo in the bib pockets.
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