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ACRE Supplies a New Spring Clothing Line for Mountain, Road, and Everything in Between

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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

 

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Heffe
Heffe
9 years ago

Acre clearly does not make any cycling gloves and their models seem to have forgotten theirs. Maybe these guys never crash? I’m always impressed/puzzled by riders who don’t wear gloves. I never did until my first big spill onto pavement, which removed a bunch of skin from the palms of my hands. Nothing like digging gravel out of your hamburger-ized palms with tweezers!

Wimmy
Wimmy
9 years ago

Hey it’s Mark Alford!!

Miguel
Miguel
9 years ago

Tiger woods!?

Al
Al
9 years ago

I always find it surprising that there are no helmets in hipster cool world

Matt
Matt
9 years ago

@Al

It’s because helmets are a lie brought on by Big-Helmet.

I survived just fine riding on sidewalks as a kid without a helmet. Why would I start wearing one now while flying down mountain passes and cityscapes rife with drivers not paying a bit of attention? I know this one guy who totally would have died if he wore a helmet, true story, doctor totally said so. /s

Ernst
Ernst
9 years ago

The Alpine looks identical to MW’s Orion. I love my MW Orion jacket and Acre/MW Faroer pull over btw. Great stuff.

pile-on
pile-on
9 years ago

A helmet seems good enough for the off-road guy, but I can imagine the photographer bemoaning the ewww gross helmet on the road guy’s noggin. C’mon ACRE WTF?! @Zach “the pricing isn’t outrageous”, good one.

Lobster
Lobster
9 years ago

Selling their brand and he’s got a Rapha bottle on his bike…

myke
myke
9 years ago

Heffe: i almost never wear gloves on my road bike. but i do agree.. seems like they are out of of touch in this market. mountain bikers are not dropping $165 on shorts (unless kitted). nor do we buy mountain-t’s that are totally uninteresting! if I’m not mistaken BVD makes a shirt like that for $20!

the same goes for the road. shorts that look like you could of got them from the goodwill are not going to sell like hot cakes… why not Rapha if you want plain jane. true and trusted.

keville
9 years ago

Someone get that guy a helmet and a bike that fits – if you’ve got ~400mm of exposed *layback* seatpost and 130mm of stem, you’re ready for the next size up.

$60 for a polyester tech-T, and $165 for baggy outers with no chamois? … Fools, money, etc.

Kernel Flickitov
Kernel Flickitov
9 years ago

I’ve always found helmet Nazis to be very uncouth people you’d never invite to a party, and have a lot in common with soapbox politicians and religious zealots.

ifbikes
ifbikes
9 years ago

that thing must be at least a 140 -17

badbikemechanic
badbikemechanic
9 years ago

I think it looks unseemly to see a road biker not wearing a helmet. Sure I get hipsters on track bikes not wearing helmets, but a guy in full lycra not wearing one… cmon

cork grips
9 years ago

Ernst – Acre is the mountain bike side brand of Mission Workshop. All super well made stuff, agreed.

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