Gore Bike Wear's Alp-X Shorts combine a mountain bike-oriented cut with no-nonsense degree of styling. And with a WindStopper membrane, you'll find them ready for anything that Mother Nature has to offer.
Gore used a proprietary blend of nylon and elastane for the construction of the Alp-X Shorts. This material was chosen for its mixture of breathability and controlled stretch. By transporting moisture from the skin to the surface of the fabric, the Alp-X shorts take advantage of evaporative cooling in order keep you dry and comfortable. In case you're not familiar with 'evaporative cooling,' as your sweat is transported to the surface of the fabric, it turns to vapor, which causes the temperature of the air next to your skin to drop. In turn, the process keeps both the shorts and your skin cool and dry. A highly breathable and 100% windproof Gore WindStopper membrane has also been incorporated in order to provide extra protection from gusts of wind and spray from your tires. And the areas that contact your saddle, like the inner-thighs and seat panel, have also been strengthened with wear-resistant fabrics.
The Alp-X shorts use elastic in the waistband to conform to your midsection without binding, even as you readjust your position in the saddle. Gore employs flatlock stitching throughout to eliminate chafing and to keep the shorts sliding smoothly over your favorite liner short. And when you work up a sweat, you're able to dump heat on-the-fly with two adjustable, zippered mesh vents on the thighs. Gore also included reflective accents on the shorts to increase your visibility to motorists in low-light situations.
The Alp-X Shorts are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Kiwi/black and Black.