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Weather the storm.
Some days, even tights aren't enough to prepare you for the wintry conditions you're about to ride through. Whether you're the lone holdout commuting to work through snow flurries, or you're refusing to log your weekend base miles on the trainer just yet, the Louis Garneau Alcove Hybrid Pant makes a strong barrier between you and the cold air. The pant's relaxed cut offers ample opportunity for layering over tights, bib shorts, or a thin baselayer, without being so baggy that it inhibits your movements in the saddle. We appreciate the slimmer cut around the ankle area especially, along with the ankle zips included to make sure suiting up for a ride doesn't take all day.
It's no secret that Louis Garneau rarely stops at one fabric when constructing kit, and the Alcove Hybrid arrives as a tapestry of wind-blocking, insulating textiles meant to keep you warm and dry. The softshell main body is comprised of DirtMax, a stretchy, DWR-treated woven fabric that works to shield you from rain and wind, while still allowing moisture to move from your skin to the surface. Panels of wind-blocking FreeFlow back up DirtMax, and on the inside, Polartec Alpha and Drytex work to use your own body heat to keep you warm, while still maintaining breathability. All of these fabrics stretch and yield to your movements in the saddle, and features like articulated knees, an adjustable drawstring waist, and a zip fly with snap closure ensure you'll be comfortable while you ride under unpredictable skies.
- Make the most of winter riding in this softshell pant
- Relaxed fit layers easily over thermal tights
- Softshell main fabric repels rain and snow showers
- Insulated lining helps retain body heat for warmth
- Dual zippered pockets safely store ride essentials
- Reflective accents enhance visibility on dim roads