Alé Ladies Switch DWR Combi Jacket
by Larisa Chinces
by Larisa Chinces
The Ale´ Women’s winter jacket Switch DWR Combi looks lovely, like most of Ale’s wonderful collections, always full of bright and vivid colors, with unique designs. The one I have on test is a shade of light blue or celeste color, one of my favorites of course!
Here in Transylvania, winter can be really difficult considering that temperatures can even reach below -20 degrees Celsius. So you better dress up suitable for the cold weather. Its material is similar to the other jacket that I tested last year – the “Ale´ Future Nordik Lady jacket” – the windproof and waterproof design blends of fabrics used intelligently in different areas:
It comes with the same well thought out material under arm area as the Klimatik, which is soft and breathable, making it extremely comfortable to wear and to to ride in. And, if a material technicity works, why change it. After all, a wheel is still round, for the same reason!
The thing that differs from these jackets, which you might already have noticed, the name of the Switch DWR contains the word “Combi”, which refers to a combination of a jacket and a vest, making it a superb winter warmer. Actually, it has an incorporated vest inside the jacket, for keeping the torso warmer. The inner front vest clings nicely to your body and gives the jacket a double functionality, made of an elastic material containing thermic fabric for warmth.
All I know is that it’s a well cut, form fitting and well produced jacket, that works superbly in winter and helps me to look stylish while riding and nice and warm too. Staying warm and comfortable is important, and the Alé Switch DWR Combi achieves this, while adding performance and style to its merits. The outer jacket can therefore hang more loose trapping air to keep you warm, but still close enough to give a great sporting fit.
The material coating and tight weave allows moisture to bead and helps to keep you dry, whilst the high cut collar keeps the wind away from your neck. The wide and strong elasticated waist hem keeps it all in place, whilst the athletic fit is superb, meaning it follows your body and looks super on your hard worked and well earned athletic form. Aesthetically it’s awesome and this is matched by the colours and the dot gradient pattern, giving it a modern and stylish look. Wide cuffs keep it close fitting on the arms, and the material is stretchy, allowing me a good freedom of movement. It’s nicely finished with 3 good sized and strong rear pockets, that are elasticated at the top, to help keep things safely tucked away.
I like the Alé Switch DWR Combi a lot and it’s a fun and stylish jersey for winter. How does it compare to the Klimatik jacket – well, that’s for really cold days, so I need both! What more can I say 😉 – I’m a stylish lady and we need choices!