As you know, ALÉ Cycling is famous for its high quality Italian material and a variety of colours and prints. This spring I had the chance to review the new summer 2019 Sunset cycling kit from ALÉ
The jersey has a very comfortable racing fit, thanks to an ergonomic cut and elasticized materials. What makes it special is its unique design and combination of colours. Colour is definitely back in style in cycling, especially for us ladies 🙂 It’s assets area raglan sleeve, low-cut anatomic neckline, long front fastener fitted with full-length zip and the material. The material represents the perfect mixture between performance and design. It’s ultra light and ideal for the summer heat. The Ale MICROFORATO LIGHT microfibre on the jersey front and sleeves has a high thread count for greater compactness and opacity.
The three back pockets are really safe, thanks to their exceptional elastic, specifically chosen to stop objects from falling out. A fourth and smaller back pocket closed with a reflective zip fastener is ideal for holding valuables, mobile phone or documents and, last but not least, comfortable and technical flat visible seams. Back and pockets are made of exclusive RIP PRO AIR, a fabric whose diagonal “Rip Stop” construction contains the so-called “Pro Air” zones. The external perforations make these garments extremely breathable and quick drying, because when we’re cycling and working hard, that breathability is critical.
What I like about the jersey are the underarm mesh inserts, where the yarn has been considerably lightened to facilitate ventilation and enable the fabric to dry even more quickly in an area particularly prone to increased temperatures which therefore requires special attention, wicking away the moisture from our hard work.
The design comes with a good grip on the front jersey edge. Fine and elastic, the thermal blended foil adapts to the body shape and accompanies its movements to discreetly ensure garment stability and keeping our shape and firm, which again is important to us #style 😉 The sleeve-edge gripper, made from a Lycra fabric with non-slip lining, sticks to the skin without feeling tight. The possibility to use a raw edge is a further boost to comfort.
An assertive design for a garment that continues to be associated with competitive sports, the Zaffiro fabric used for the crotch, Lycra Power certified and 40 gauge, is compact, opaque and, above all, hard wearing. Its multi-directional elasticity provides a correct muscular compression. The printed fabrics, where graphic motifs are a must, offer the same properties of compactness, resistance and opacity, thus enabling graphic personalization without compromising the technical performance of the garment. Redesigned in their shape and materials, the braces are now lighter and more comfortable.
The SUPERLIGHT AERO MESH, with its large open weave, facilitates a rapid dispersion of body heat and enables the garment to dry constantly and rapidly. The lower back section is combined with an insert containing carbon fibre, whose anti-static and anti-bacterial action is coupled with the capacity to accelerate the evaporation of perspiration and therefore impede the formation of moisture on the skin.
The ALÉ pad is made of elastic micro-fiber, specifically shaped for women, strategically positioned in the contact points. In the perineal and sciatic area, the padding is dense and calibrated and breathable on all covered points to ensure utmost protection against shocks and stresses of the road. The lateral shaped wings are flexible and follow the movements of a woman’s body while pedaling, adapting to the cyclist’s anatomy for high comfort.
What I like most about the gloves is the color. The material is very soft and silky, and they have high cuff and padding on the palm and reflex transfer on the back of the hand. They are very girly and match with my style 😉
All things considered, the ALÉ Sunset summer kit is perfect for every female athlete body type, very stylish and comfortable. Looks professional and feels professional, what could you wish more!