With its earthy green and black finish, this jersey looks understated. It almost feels like a cross between a tracksuit top and regular riding jersey. However, the thermal material packs a great punch, providing a soft, comfy and snug jersey without looking macho.
Gore has cut the Alpine with both the riding position and women’s body shapes in mind. The full-length front zip makes it versatile and the tall, fleece-lined collar keeps you draught-free. On the rear, there’s a single large pocket that’s big enough to stick most riding essentials in, while a small zipped side pocket keeps important stuff safe.
This mid-weight top works perfectly well on its own on milder days, but equally well as part of a layering system when things turn cooler. The Gore Alpine will work whatever riding you do, performing well to keep you warm and snug, and our testers liked wearing it off the bike, too.