With feedback and testing throughout the harsh winter months, we created a two-piece system jacket and mid-layer. This highly versatile combination covers an unmatched temperature and weather range, critical to riding here in New England, where summer rain showers in the 80’s can dip to -15F snow drifts in the dead of winter, we sought to minimize the number of pieces in our closet. Take the guesswork out of finding the ideal combination for the changing seasons with the Alpha System.
Inspired by alpine climbing and ski mountaineering, the Alpha Long Sleeve is designed as a mid-layer piece to extend the range of our jackets. Polartec’s 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 our Merino 210 - a merino fleece-backed fabric that’s 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 Ultralight Rain or Signature Softshell jackets. Three back pockets promise real storage capacity for long base miles.
The Velocio Signature Guarantee underscores our mission to create a better cycling experience. We believe that riding in our gear is the best proof of our commitment to quality and performance. Therefore, we stand behind everything we make. Try any of our products for 30 days to ensure it meets your needs. Wear it. Ride in it. Wash it. We believe it will provide a better riding experience. If you are not 100% satisfied with your Velocio product, you may return it within 30 days of receiving the product.See our complete return policy
Caring for your cycling gear properly will extend its life and maintain its performance, fit and quality. It’s important to consider these instructions carefully. While we stand behind the quality of our apparel, not adhering to these instructions will void our warranty against manufacturing & defects.
We strongly recommend washing your new gear before wearing it. You’ll find that your apparel will soften, and fit & comfort will improve after washing - especially with bibs & shorts.
Machine wash cool, 86°F (30°C) with like colors: Cooler temps maintain better longevity for your apparel. Like colors, especially lights, will remain more vibrant when washed with like colors.
Use mild detergent. Do not bleach or dry clean: Strong detergents & bleach can break down the fibers and elastane in the garment, dramatically reducing its life.
Close all fastenings: this goes also for other garments mixed in with your cycling apparel. Velcro closures or clasps can catch on stitching or trim and damage your garments.
Lay flat to dry. Do not tumble dry: Do not put your cycling apparel in the dryer. Even on low heat. Don’t do it. Heat can damage fabric, elastic and heat transfer logos very easily. Lycra (Elastane) is used throughout our garments to provide compression and support and is susceptible to damage from heat and can irreparably damage your apparel.
Our jerseys and bib shorts are intended to be form fit, providing compressive support, maximizing performance of the fabrics, and reducing fatigue and chafing. Due to the compressive nature of the fabrics, you will be able to fit into more than one size. Please use the charts below to help determine your optimum size:
Our sizing chart represents the majority of riders we’ve worked with first hand in our clothing. If your size falls outside of the specified chart, please contact customer service for insights or take advantage of our Signature Guarantee which allows for testing and return within 30 days if your riding experience, including fit, isn’t improved.
|Size||120 - 130 lbs.||130 - 140 lbs.||140 - 150 lbs.||150 - 160 lbs.||160 - 170 lbs.||170 - 180 lbs.||180 - 190 lbs.||190 - 200 lbs.||200 - 210 lbs.||210 - 220 lbs.||220 - 230 lbs.||230 - 240 lbs.||240 - 250 lbs.||250 - 260 lbs.||260 - 270 lbs.||270 - 280 lbs.||280 lbs +|
|Size||54 - 59 kg||59 - 64 kg||64 - 68 kg||68 - 73 kg||73 - 77 kg||77 - 82 kg||82 - 86 kg||86 - 91 kg||91 - 95 kg||95 - 100 kg||100 - 104 kg||104 - 109 kg||109 - 113 kg||113 - 118 kg||118 - 122 kg||122 - 127 kg||127 kg +|
|XS||33" - 35"||27" - 29"||34" - 36"|
|S||35" - 37"||29" - 31"||36" - 38"|
|M||37" - 39.5"||31" - 33.5"||38" - 40.5"|
|L||39.5" - 42.5"||33.5" - 36"||40.5" - 43"|
|XL||42.5" - 45"||36" - 38.5"||43" - 45.5"|
|XXL||45" - 48"||38.5" - 42"||45.5" - 48"|
|XXXL||48" - 51"||42" - 45.5"||48" - 50.5"|
|XXXXL||51" - 54"||45.5" - 49"||50.5" - 53"|
|XS||84cm - 89cm||69cm - 74cm||86cm - 91cm|
|S||89cm - 94cm||74cm - 79cm||91cm - 97cm|
|M||94cm - 100cm||79cm - 85cm||97cm - 103cm|
|L||100cm - 108cm||85cm - 91cm||103cm - 109cm|
|XL||108cm - 114cm||91cm - 98cm||109cm - 116cm|
|XXL||114cm - 122cm||98cm - 107cm||116cm - 122cm|
|XXXL||122cm - 130cm||107cm - 116cm||122cm - 128cm|
|XXXXL||130cm - 137cm||116cm - 124cm||128cm - 135cm|
So far excellent!Purchased a MD and I am 6'1" 175. Very warm and breathable.
I would buy this sweater in so many more forms than just cycling if it was available - I double it with my snowboarding layering as well. Really does a good job with warmth, comfort and moisture. I'm a buff guy, 6', 185 lb and wore medium. Its fitted, but not tight, room for a thing base layer, but nothing bulky.
Best cold weather insulation layer I have ever had. Literally could toss several other jerseys that this replaces.
I've been riding in this jersey for the last month or so in New England. It's great and has quickly become my favorite piece of winter kit. On days between 30 and 40, I layer it with the wind vest and it's incredibly breathable for when I warm up, but super warm when insulated from the wind. This is a great jersey.