Gore Bike Wear created the Alp-X 3.0 Jersey for the mountain biker who needs it all. With thoughtful features and plenty of storage options, you'll have everything that you need to make your next ride a memorable one.
For the construction of the Alp-X 3.0, Gore incorporated its proprietary polyester microfiber fabric. Why? Well, because of its ability to efficiently wick sweat away from the skin. By transporting moisture from the skin to the surface of the fabric, the Alp-X 3.0 keeps the rider dry and comfortable. And once moisture is moved to the surface, the fiber orientation of the Alp-X 3.0's fabric takes advantage of evaporative cooling in order to provide consistent thermo-regulation. To aid this cooling characteristic, Gore also added mesh panels at the arms, back, and scapula of the jersey in order to provide an increased airflow through the jersey. And if you're anything like us, you'll find this especially useful when you're wearing a hydration pack.
A contoured cut compliments the clean styling of the jersey, and stretchy fabric keeps you moving freely, even during your wildest moments on the trail. Gore used flatlock stitching throughout, which eliminates the risk of seam-related chafing. Additionally, Gore placed a full-length semi-lock zipper at the front of the jersey that lets you dump heat quickly. This zipper leads up to a close-fitting collar that rests against your neck instead of flapping in the breeze.
For holding your riding essentials, the Alp-X has three rear pockets, and the outside pockets are slanted for easy access while in the saddle. There's also a zippered security pocket for holding the items that you can't afford to lose. Additionally, Gore placed silicone grippers on the shoulders, which further resist abrasion and aid in keeping your hydration pack in place.
The Gore Bike Wear Alp-X Jersey is available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Vibrant Orange/black, Red/black, Kiwi/black, Graphite Grey/black, and Black.
Bought this jersey and have been very pleased. Summer days are hot and this has been a cool alternative. Have washed it a few times and see no signs of wear. I believe it will hold up real well. Don't think you can go wrong with this one.