WHAT IT IS / PRODUCT FEATURES
The top among winter jackets, it brings warmth, breathability and a high level of protection from the rain, along with a soft and perfectly fitting cut. This jacket leads by example in how a winter cycling jacket should look
The Rain or Shine engineering makes it our best jacket for dry conditions, yet provides significant protection from the rain.
GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® 150 membrane for wind protection with high breathability and effective rain protection
Two-layer Alpha construction with Polartec® Alpha Direct insulation layer separated from the top wind and water protection layer for better ventilation and thermoregulation
Reduced seams with shoulder seams for even less chance of water seeping through the seams.
Asymmetrical YKK® Vislon® waterproof zipper with smooth running for better ventilation control
Wide waistband with silicone hem sits flat and protects against wind
Double-layer cuff fits great with gloves so cold and wind don't penetrate the wrists
Stretch fabrics with advanced weaving allow for an excellent fit that is precise to the body, yet fits a wide range of body types
3 back pockets with reflective elements and laser-baked drainage holes
Front zippered pocket for valuables.
Colours: 085: light black, 303 rover green, 642 pomme red, 857 red-orange
Weight 424g (M)
Temperature range: -5 - 10°C.
4 - -10°C - 4.5°C (-10 - 4.5°F) .
10 - 10°C - 10°C (10 - 10°F) Material composition:
Main material 100%polyester
Bottom torso 70%polyamide 30%elastane
Collar, inner collar, collar top 54%polyamide 31%polyester 15%elastane
Cyclingnews.com claims that "this jacket sets a whole new bar for what a winter jacket can do" and that's exactly what the perfect winter jacket should be. We think we've made our best jacket even better in the form of the next generation, the Alpha Doppio RoS.
Even the best materials currently available with good levels of breathability can't cope with the sweat and heat generated by high intensity riding. That's why we developed a double-layer construction that allows you to have the outer, windproof layer unzipped while the inner insulating layer stays zipped up, and thanks to airflow, moisture can escape and the outer layer doesn't come into direct contact with the skin. When riding uphill, you can completely unzip the outer layer and vent moisture and zip up before descending and you'll be completely dry inside. It works so well it feels like magic.
For this generation, we've used a softer and warmer insulating material - Polartec® Alpha Direct. We've also made a few changes to the ends of the jacket: the neck, waist and, primarily, the wrists. We've lengthened and shaped the neck so that it moves with you, whether you're pedaling standing up or stepping on your buddies at a January workout together. At the waist, we created a stretch panel with a flat silicone hem, that fits great and insulates from the wind without rolling or sliding up. We've updated the wrist closure, which now has an inner layer that fits snugly to the wrist and goes into the glove, and an outer layer that wraps around the outside of the glove so water runs off and not into the glove.
This jacket will stand up to wet conditions, we've used GORE-TEX INFINIUM™ WINDSTOPPER® with waterproof sealed critical seams at the shoulders. Other seams are hidden from direct contact with water, and the fabric's water-repellent finish keeps most moisture out. The jacket is, as we say, "essentially waterproof", to the maximum extent possible while maintaining a balance between water protection, breathability and comfort. We're not saying that not a drop will leak in, but we regularly take long rides in rainy weather and are completely dry. These features make it the jacket of choice for most of our ambassadors and staff, and make it the most versatile winter jacket we've ever made.