Vulpine's flagship Alpine Jersey is a remarkable thing. The Vulpine team have poured their love and expertise into its creation and come up trumps. This is a first class cycling jersey fit for so much more than cycling.
The Vulpine Alpine Jersey is cut for serious riding in mind. The full length zip and deliberately longer back are designed with long rides in mind. It's made of the finest Tasmanian merino wool, which makes it virtually impossible to make smelly. It wicks away moisture naturally, and keeps you warm for cooler days or long descents, but will keep you cool and fresh on hotter outings or big climbs. A true miracle material.
But typical of Vulpine, it's not all about technical prowess - yes, the detailing of the angled triple pockets, the ingenious zip docking, flatlock stitching, anti-slip silicon waistband and v-stitched engraved buttons is remarkable. It's also about wearability - it's achingly stylish, and equally perfect for a serious ride, for your daily commute or for just wearing around town.
This latest Alpine Jersey has increased load capacity in the rear pockets, and reduced their stretch. Merino is a naturally stretchy material, and Vulpine recommend that care should still be taken not to fill the pockets as you might in a synthetic jersey - roughly two energy bars, banana, tube, phone and wallet should be enough. Ample for a good ride.
Care: Please note that merino can catch on sharp things like keys and brambles. If a hole appears, this can be easily darned. We suggest that you wash the Alpine Jersey with similar items, and don't use fabric conditioner. Zips, velcro and metal trims can damage merino during washing - keep these seperate, then dry the jersey flat. With a little care, the Alpine Jersey should become a long-term luxurious favourite.
Vulpine's Alpine Cycling Jersey is made of pure merino, meaning it curves and fits itself to you more flatteringly than many artficial materials. This is Vulpine's own recommendation for sizing:
- 100% 180g Tasmanian merino wool - ethically produced
- Near impervious to smell
- Full length zip in contrasting colour
- Cut specifically for women
- Cut longer for comfort on all day rides
- 2 angled rear pockets for easy access
- Engraved buttons to close pockets, featuring V stitching
- Middle zip pocket for valuable
- Silicon waist gripper to avoid 'riding up'
- Dries fast
- Retains shape and colour
- Flatlock stitching improves comfort levels
- Single pocket with button
- Scotchlite reflective detailing
- Light loop
- Embroidered Vulpine branding
Vulpine was founded by Nick & Emmalou Hussey at around the same time as VeloVixen. Coming from backgrounds in film & design, they put their life savings and house into creating the company.
They now have a little boy, Millar, and a daughter Lyra. They've had cycling genetically implanted into them. The team has grown significantly through less organic means too. Vulpine have quickly become one of the biggest and most ambitious names in cycling. Crucially, office Jack Russell Lily, remains in a position of responsibility.
They've put in years of painstaking design, research and testing to create stylish cycling apparel that you'll actually want to wear both for cycling and for when you get where you're going. They've have made sure that it is all cut for cycling, with a classic British tailored influence. They've chosen sophisticated colours that don't just mimic other products out there. They've added innovations that are practical without being dull. And visibility features that you can wear with pride.
Vulpine has been a dream for most of Nick's adult life. He fell in love with cycling as a child, quickly graduating to pretty serious road racing and time trialling. But the enjoyment of cycling in all its forms is absolutely key to all the Vulpine team members. They believe we are all Cyclists, but also people with lives off the bike as well as on. We look forward to working with them as their exponential growth and profile continues.
1 customer reviews
A beautiful jerseyReview by Mary
I received the short sleeved version of this instead of the long sleeved version (all quickly dealt with by Velo Vixen), but couldn't bear to send it back because a) it was gorgeous and b) my very first ever sportive ride was in a couple of day's time (the jersey was a present to myself to celebrate all the training I had done).
On the day of the ride, the jersey made me feel extra special. It is warm, lightweight, breathable and figure-enhancing. I've washed it and it has come out as well as my Endura merino base-layer (I use a liquid wash on the delicate setting, no need to hand wash). I wear my Endura base layer all the time and expect to get the same sort of wear out of this jersey which is why I think it's worth the money (I've also got some merino socks from Vulpine and even if your feet get wet they still feel warm).
Go on, treat yourself!
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