The Alpha Core SL Base Layer was born from the fantastic warmth to volume/weight ratio and it’s ability to maintain warmth even when wet (and dry quickly). We are utilizing Polartec Alpha in strategically zoned applications across our Alpine and Vertex lines, and by creating a stand-alone base layer we’re able to bring the utility and fantastic warmth of this piece to any kit variation.
This product is comprised of two fabrics, the primary being Polartec Alpha-Direct insulation in critical areas, completed with our recycled Continental Mesh that is soft, stretchy and super breathable. We intentionally designed this piece as a sleeveless base layer to maximize it’s versatility. The core, your chest and back are comprised of primarily Alpha Direct insulation to provide an incredible amount of warmth where needed while leaving the rest of the garment breathable and lightweight.
This garment can be used as a stand-alone base layer under any number of jerseys from our lightweight Summer jerseys paired with a lightweight vest of jacket for chilly morning rides, or worn under our Alpine or Storm+ Thermal LS Jerseys for an added boost of warmth. The sleeveless nature allows you to keep your core warm while allowing more ventilation and breathability in your arms. The Alpha Core SL Baselayer can even be worn on top of a SS or LS baselayer such as our Transfer C or Thermoregulator for a boost of warmth for the coldest rides.
Layer for Maximum protection
Cold weather is probably the most common reason why cyclists opt to include a base layer. It provides an extra layer of insulation and pulls sweat from your skin, which will keep you dryer and warmer. That extra layer will also help hold warmth near the body.
Polartec Alpha-Direct insulation is recycled, warm, breathable, quick-dry and able to maintain it’s insulative properties when wet.
This mesh is used in the side panels and bottom quarter of the front and back panels to provide extra stretch and breathability to the base layer.
Recycled & Stretchy
Continental mesh is recycled, super light, stretchy and wicking. Elastic-bound neck and arm-holes are soft and stretchy.