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Inspired by alpine climbing and ski mountaineering, the Alpha Long Sleeve is designed as a mid-layer piece to extend the temperature range of our jackets. Or simply wear it over a jersey as a lightweight insulating layer. 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 still fitting trim under the Ultralight Rain or Signature Softshell jackets. Three back pockets promise real storage capacity for long base miles.
Recommended as an easily packable, quickly deployed cold-weather layer over our base layers and under our jackets. Wearing the Alpha Long Sleeve adds warmth to an any riding kit.
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
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||90 - 100 lbs.||100 - 110 lbs.||110 - 120 lbs.||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 lbs. +|
|Size||41 - 45 kg||45 - 50 kg||50 - 54 kg||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 kg +|
|XXS||29" - 31"||22" - 24"||31.5" - 33.5"|
|XS||31" - 33"||24" - 26"||33.5" - 35.5"|
|S||33" - 35"||26" - 28"||35.5" - 37.5"|
|M||35" - 37.5"||28" - 30.5"||37.5" - 40"|
|L||37.5" - 40"||30.5" - 33"||40" - 42.5"|
|XL||40" - 42.5"||33" - 35.5"||42.5" - 45.5"|
|XXL||42.5" - 45"||35.5" - 38"||45.5" - 48.5"|
|XXXL||45" - 47.5"||38" - 40.5"||48.5" - 51.5"|
|XXS||74cm - 79cm||56cm - 61cm||80cm - 85cm|
|XS||79cm - 84cm||61cm - 66cm||85cm - 90cm|
|S||84cm - 89cm||66cm - 71cm||90cm - 95cm|
|M||89cm - 95cm||71cm - 77cm||95cm - 102cm|
|L||95cm - 102cm||77cm - 84cm||102cm - 108cm|
|XL||102cm - 108cm||84cm - 90cm||108cm - 116cm|
|XXL||108cm - 114cm||90cm - 97cm||116cm - 123cm|
|XXXL||114cm - 121cm||97cm - 103cm||123cm - 131cm|
I'm not usually a fan of longsleeve cycling jerseys, usually I opt for a short sleeve jersey under a non-cycling longsleeve or two as I don't like bulky pockets in the winter. I LOVE this option. It's warm, fits perfectly, and has functional pockets that don't take over the whole design of the garment. I have a relatively small upper body so I find 99% of the options out there make it look like I have a huge lower back ****-- not the Alpha! 10/10 for design. I've worn it on winter rides, and also for skiing and it keeps me warm and dry. If you're going to buy one winter piece this year, make it the Alpha!
We build cycling kit for a better riding experience. Our repair centers can work magic with general wear and tear and support our sustainable mission by extending durability and the lifecycle of every product.
Ride in a new piece of kit for that 30 days and if for any reason you aren’t satisfied, return the piece for a complete refund. There’s a better way to ensure each piece of clothing is right for you and our guarantee promises just that.
Our commitment to the environment goes beyond sustainable measures, durable clothing and a focus on circular manufacturing. We commit 1% of our annual revenue to sustainable causes including climate-focused non-profits, and bike advocacy groups.