Even though they’ve only been around for a few years in their own right, Alé have a wealth of experience with bike clothing, having made kit for the likes of Giordana for years. And there’s no knocking the quality of what they produce, even if some of the more ‘Euro’ styled pieces might not be to everyone’s taste.
They also currently make the clothing for the Bardiani-CSF team on the UCI Pro Continental Tour, so have plenty of experience at the pro level which trickles down into their consumer-facing clothing as well.
First up is the PRR Bering Long Sleeve Jersey. Made as a legit winter option, it has thermal fleece fabric on the inside to ensure you stay warm, and couples that with a high collar and long cuffs so heat doesn’t escape from anywhere. In all honestly it’s a little more like a light jacket than a long sleeve jersey as it adds a good level of protection and certainly enough to be used as an outer layer, with solid layering between, even when the weather gets down to single figures. The swoop cut hem is what Alé call the ‘J-stability system’, made to move with the body as you bend down into more aggressive riding positions, and it won’t bunch because it’s cut shorter in the section where the body and thighs move closest as you pedal.