On the back you’l notice a zigzag pattern that’s woven into the fabric. Believe it or not, that’s carbon fibre. Now I know what you’re thinking, that carbon in clothing is the ultimate way to lure in the suckers that’ll buy anything with the magic composite included, but this is different. Carbon supposedly increases the moisture transfer (wicking) properties of the jersey but, just as importantly, carbon fabrics are naturally antibacterial which means they wont start to smell.
The rear pockets are nice and deep, easily deep enough to stop my mini pump from falling out and the fourth, zipped pocket actually fits a smartphone – although admittedly larger phones require a bit of material stretch to fit in which means they’re not that easily accessible on the go.
And all of that brings us to the final factor: the look. Personally, I think there’s far too much black clothing on the market at the moment and something like this is a breath of fresh air. Plus I’m a bit of a sucker for electric blue, anyway, and paired with the matching PRR Ponente bib tights it makes for a very smart outfit indeed. It’s the only colourway Alé offer – although they do have some other long sleeve jerseys with different designs – and I guess it could put some potential buyers off depending on how conservative they are.