With feedback and testing of our ZERO HL jacket, we created a two-piece system comprised of jacket and mid-layer, dubbed Alpha System. This highly versatile combination covers an unmatched temperature and weather range, critical to riding here in New England, where summer rain showers in the 80’s can dip to -15F snow drifts in the dead of winter. We sought to minimize the number of pieces in our closet and take the guesswork out of finding the ideal combination for the changing seasons with this new dynamic layering system.
Inspired by alpine climbing and ski mountaineering, the Alpha System is designed to be as light as possible with high breathability and warmth-to-weight for dynamic changes in aerobic activity, akin to winter cycling.
The core of this system, the Alpha mid-layer, uses its namesake Alpha® Direct insulation from Polartec®, a high loft insulation developed for the military. Alpha Direct is placed in strategic areas to maximize warmth without weight. Alpha creates airspace on all leading panels (sleeves, chest, collar) to trap warm air. This construction allows for exceptional breathability and a quick dry layer through a wide range of temps and dynamic and highly aerobic riding.
Pair the Alpha with one of our two all-new jackets to extend their range, versatility and your season well into the deep winter months.
The all-new Alpha System will extend your riding season and take the guesswork out of winter riding comfort. We're so confident in that, we offer our Signature Guarantee on every product we make. Try it for 30 days and if it doesn't improve your experience, return it for a full refund.Shop Now