With feedback and testing of our ZERO HL jacket, Velocio created a two-piece system jacket and mid-layer. This highly versatile combination¬†covers an unmatched temperature and weather range, critical to riding in the coldest climates.
Inspired by alpine climbing and ski mountaineering, the Alpha Long Sleeve is designed as a mid-layer piece to pair with jackets or outher layers. Polartec Alpha Direct insulation is placed in strategic areas to maximize warmth without weight. The 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.
The sides, back and lower sleeve are made from Merino 210 - a merino fleece-backed fabric that‚ a exceptionally soft, thermoregulating and abrasion resistant thanks to the polyester face. A half zip keeps bulk and weight to a minimum and a slim silhouette allows enough room for a base layer, while fitting trim under the Velocio Ultralight Rain or Signature Softshell¬†jackets. Three back pockets promise real storage capacity for long base miles.
Polartec¬Æ Alpha¬Æ Direct insulation leading panels for warmth without weight
Merino 210 back/sides - slim fit and thermoregulating
YKK Vislon Half zip
Three back pockets with silicone waist gripper
Slim fit to be worn in conjunction with Rain or Softshell jackets to extend their range well below freezing