Gore Bike Wear ALP-X 2.0 SO Pants
Winter riding generates plenty of heat, but when perspiration and wind enter the equation, your ride can be ruined. Luckily, the Gore Bike Wear ALP-X 2.0 SO Pants block that chilly breeze with the lightweight and breathable, WindStopper soft shell fabric.
This patented material ensures that the legs stay warm and dry. It does this by maximizing breathability while completely blocking out any wind. Additionally, WindStopper is water-resistant, and its malleable composition is totally free from abrasion. Along these lines, WindStopper's inherent stretch, combined with a slim, anatomic cut, permits the movements of cycling without restriction. Another advantage of the cut is the elimination of that annoying fabric flap when you're setting a fast pace.
The waistband is elastic, and it features a width-adjustable hook-and-loop strap that comfortably holds the ALP-X in place. The lower legs have width adjustment capabilities to clear chains and rings. For durability, Gore has also reinforced the pants at the saddle to ensure that these winter pants last season after season.
For storage of your valuables, the pants have two rear zippered pockets. For extra ventilation, Gore also included side mesh inserts with an adjustable zipper. And knowing that you're inevitably coming off of the trail at some point, Gore incorporated reflective elements throughout the pants for heightened visibility in low-light conditions.
The Gore ALP-X 2.0 SO Pants are available in five sizes from Small to XX-Large and in the colors Black and Castle Grey.
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January 8, 2013
I just received my ALP-X 2.0 SO pants. My initial thoughts are that they look very well made, extremely soft and good looking for the trails in cold weather. They fit to the body but extremely comfortable at the same time. I will update my review once I put them to the test on sub 30 degree weather. (Soon!)
The pants are true to their statement, but as an athletic person with thick legs, I felt I needed more room. they are form fitting which is exactly what the ad says. Unfortunately I didn't get to put them trhough the test as I returned them and I am now waiting for the FUSION SO one size larger in order to feel more loose while also wearing the bibs underneath... I will post on the Fusion SO pants once received.
Research out-of-stock versions:
- [membrane/laminate] WindStopper; [shell] 92% polyester, 8% elastane; [reinforcements] 55% nylon, 35% polyurethane, 10% Kevlar
- hook-and-loop closure,
- Removable Chamois:
- 1 front zip, 2 rear zip
- Recommended Use:
- mountain biking
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 year