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Albion launches new Spring/Summer 2021 collection, including first Women’s Range

The range includes a short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, a windproof gilet and base layers all made using premium performance recycled fabrics and available in men’s and women’s versions

Graeme Raeburn, ex Rapha Lead Designer, joins the team as Lead Designer

April 29 2021 - Albion, the UK cycling brand making gear and equipment for British conditions, have today released their new Spring/Summer 2021 range of performance cycling clothing.

The new collection is made up of a short sleeve jersey, bib shorts, a windproof gilet and mesh base layers for warm weather riding - all made using recycled performance fabrics, and available for the first time in both men’s and women’s specific fits. 

The addition of Albion’s first women’s products follows an extensive development period working with a dedicated team of womenswear developers and expert wear testers, to create an exciting new range of performance products specifically for women riders. The range utilises the same premium recycled fabrics as the men’s range, but with carefully developed women’s fits and features unique to Albion, including a women’s specific bib short pad for long distance riding by market leaders Elastic Interface.

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Charlie Stewart, one of Albion’s three co-founders, said:

“After the success of our Spring/Summer range last season and introducing recycled fabrics across the range, we’re delighted to be building on that with the introduction of our first women’s products to the range for S/S21. Our mission at Albion is to help people go outside and stay there for longer, and the addition of women’s gear is a hugely important stepping stone towards achieving that mission. Women’s is such an exciting and growing area, and we’re delighted to be bringing our approach to riding, and the clothing you need, to more people.”

Albion have today also announced that Graeme Raeburn, ex lead designer at Rapha, has joined Albion as Lead Designer. Raeburn will be working with Albion in the areas of product design and responsibility, helping to optimise these key areas and bringing all of his experience at Rapha, where he led the design team for over ten years during the period that the company grew from a small London start up to a global phenomenon.

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Graeme Raeburn said,

“Since meeting the Albion team a few years ago, I’ve been impressed with their singular vision to create a new type of product-led cycling clothing brand that places impact and responsibility at the heart of what they do. Given my direct experience and interest in both these areas, and having been assisting with strategic support, we felt that the time was right to formalise things. In seeking to realise creative and innovative concepts, I’m looking forward to helping Albion progress in the next stage of their development and beyond.”

Charlie Stewart said,

“We’re delighted that Graeme has joined the team. Since our first meeting in 2018 he’s been a constant source of help, advice, and ideas for Albion, and it’s not an exaggeration to say that he has already had a huge impact on our business. Any cycling brand would be lucky to have someone with Graeme’s direct experience and success on their team, and we’re very privileged that he has chosen to join Albion. Graeme is the pre-eminent cycling designer of his generation, and his involvement with Albion cannot fail to make us a better business. We’re incredibly excited to be working together.”

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About the new range:

Albion Spring/Summer 2021 includes the Albion short sleeve jersey, the Albion ABR1 bib shorts, the Albion ultralight windproof gilet, and the Albion mesh base layer, all made in Italy using the latest recycled fabric technology.

For women:

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For men:

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The Albion Short Sleeve Jersey is a lightweight cycling jersey made using a high stretch, breathable, moisture wicking fabric, and is designed for comfort and performance when riding in warm weather conditions. Features include a YKK reverse coil camlock zip, three rear pockets and a premium silicone rear waste gripper. The jersey is available in three colourways - Burnt Orange, Forest Green, and Pale Blue and will retail for £90.00.

The Albion ABR1 Bib Shorts are designed for extreme comfort on your longest, hardest days in the saddle. Utilising a recycled nylon main fabric and a recycled polyester mesh on the back to aid temperature regulation, wide leg grippers for comfort and stability, and with a pad designed for long distance riding by Elastic Interface (both men’s and women’s-specific versions), the ABR1 bib shorts are a proven performer on your biggest rides. Features include a reduced panel, anatomical design with compression fit, Premium Elastic Interface ultra pad technology,, flatlock seams and reflective tabs at the side and the rear. The ABR1 Bib Shorts are available in three colourways - Black, Navy, and Grey, and will retail for £125.00.

The Albion Ultralight Windproof Gilet is a highly packable, lightweight, windproof and water resistant cycling gilet. Whether it’s a cold early start, a chilly mountain descent or just an additional layer for when you're out all day, our windproof gilet is a versatile outer layer for a wide range of temperatures and conditions. Features include a YKK 2-way double zip, a zippable front stash pocket, stretchy mesh side panels for additional breathability and enhanced fit and reflective details at sides and rear. The Albion Ultralight Windproof Gilet is available in two colourways - Black and Mist and will retail for £100.00.

The Albion mesh base layers are available in sleeveless and short sleeved versions, and are designed for effective core temperature regulation when riding in warm conditions. Breathable, stretchy, and soft on the skin, the mesh fabric wicks moisture away from the body, regulating temperature and keeping the wearer comfortable on long days in the saddle. Features include flatlock seams for high-comfort close to the skin fit and an anti-bacterial treatment applied to fabric. The Albion mesh base layers are available in two colourways for men - White and Slate - and two colourways for women - White and Pale Yellow - and will retail for £45.00 (short sleeve) and £40.00 (sleeveless).

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