Even though Spring might be teasing us with bipolar weather patterns, warmer weather is on the way. For those who are ready to get out there and explore in style, ACRE Supply has a number of additions to their clothing line to make up the Spring 2015 collection. Meant to adapt quickly to varying conditions while keeping riders comfortable and dry, the line also features ACRE Supply’s subdued style. Completely made in the USA with the exception of the jacket and vest (made in Vancouver, Canada), each piece makes use of some of the best materials and construction techniques for perfect complements to ACRE’s line of hydration packs.
Inside you’ll find a mix of spandex and semi-baggy clothes to fit road and mountain biker alike…
April showers bring May flowers, or something like that right? If you’re riding in the Spring, chances are pretty high that you’ll be riding through some precipitation of some sort. That’s when a quality rain jacket or in this case a rain vest comes in handy. Depending on the level of protection from the elements required, ACRE is offering their Meridian in either the Alpine jacket or a vest. Both use a fully seam sealed waterproof construction with 96 g/m2 Polartec NeoShell fabric. Each equipped with a removable helmet compatible hood, zippered chest pockets, and side access zippered cargo pockets, the Alpine adds zippered under arm ventilation to keep you dry. Available in black or grey, both pieces are not cheap ($455 for the jacket, and $385 for the vest) but in the company of other rain pieces of this caliber, the pricing isn’t outrageous. As we’ve found, a solid rain jack might be one of the most overlooked pieces of gear in your closet.
If you’re looking for something to wear under the Meridian, the Linear Crew steps in at $62. Made in the USA of Italian open knit dimensional polyester mesh, the fabric essentially increases the surface area of the fabric allowing it to dry faster and wick more moisture away from your body.
Pulling double duty, the Parallel padded cycling short is meant to be worn on its own as a road/gravel/whatever short, or acting as the liner for the new Traverse baggy short. In this case baggy might be a little exaggeration as the shorts are cut to allow freedom of movement without stepping into the realm of looser baggy shorts. Fitted with a contoured waist best with a one hand adjustment on the side of the waist, 4-way stretch fabric keeps it comfy and dry. Built to last with Prym snaps, YKK zippers, and a gusseted seam, the Traverse shorts are sold in sizes 28-36 for $165. Add the Cytech chamois equipped Parallel or wear it alone for $125.
More details at acre-supply.com