Velocio winter apparel is in rotation. Unusually cool temperatures are sticking around the Seattle area this spring. Notwithstanding, I don’t spend any time on the trainer. While I’m wearing Gore for subfreezing, wet snowy rides in the North Cascades and all-day performance, I do mix in a brand like Velocio for their style, comfort and approach to layering when I’m in Seattle. I also prefer knickers to tights in the wet because that’s less fabric to get soggy and pull on the pad.
For those of you riding in warm weather, Velocio has just released their Spring Summer 23 kit. It looks as good as their winter stuff. I like the Oxide Red.
Alpine climbing and ski mountaineering inspires Velocio’s design. The kit they sent me is part of the Alpha System. It is light, breathable and warm for dynamic changes in aerobic activity. Knowing that someone else has figured out the layers, I enjoy just grabbing a few pieces out of my closest gear and getting out on the road or trail.
Velocio Winter Apparel
As I have said, Pam wore and is still wearing the women’s overpant at elevation while fatbking in the snow. The Velocio winter apparel I’m wearing includes
- Alpha Long Sleeve—$199. A mid-layer piece worn under the Air jacket. The High-loft Polartec Alpha Direct insulation in strategic areas maximizes warmth without the weight of fleece. Airspace is on all leading panels (sleeves, chest, collar) to trap warm air. The sides, back, and lower sleeve are Velocio’s Merino 210.
- Thermal Bib Knicker—$249. Like the midlayer, insulation is added without bulk. Moreover, an integrated wind block panel in the front is for added warmth, and the compressive DWR-treated thermal fabric is meant for comfort.
- Alpha Merino Air jacket—$249. Used as interior insulation on the sleeve, front and collar, Alpha Wool is matched with Pertex Quantum Air to provide an ultralight wind and water resistant barrier. The back panel is made from fleece-backed Italian milled recycled polyester to aid in breathability and mobility.
This piece reminds me of vintage gear I have just far more comfortable.
For this reason, the jacket is stylish enough to wear off the bike and around town running errands. At any rate, as much time as I spend in Gore, they don’t have apres cycling kit yet. Speed does.
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