- New seasonal colours and updates to key styles
- Responsibility drive continues with full range now PFC free
- Range includes Albion’s first Autumn/Winter products for women
- Range of merino base layers expanded
- Next generation of the Burner introduced
London - October 26 2021 - Albion, the UK cycling brand making gear and equipment for British conditions, have today released their new Autumn/Winter 2021 range of performance cycling clothing for all road riding.
Created to meet the needs of the most demanding riders seeking versatility and performance from their cycling gear, Albion’s new range includes products to help riders stay outside for longer during the colder half of the year.
The range features Albion’s first cold weather products for women, following 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 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.
Legwear has been a key focus of development for the season, and today sees the launch of the first of two new products in this category, the Three Season Tights. Created with the British weather firmly in mind, the Albion Three Season Tights feature a panelled construction using a mid-weight thermal recycled fabric in the waist and thigh area, windproof front knee panels, and a lighter weight fleece-backed recycled fabric for the lower and back of the legs, all coated with a C0 DWR treatment, in a warm but versatile pair of tights with plenty of weather protection for riding in colder weather. The tights use the same premium Elastic Interface pad that can be found across our range of shorts and tights, designed specifically for comfort during long hours in the saddle, and a key feature is two high-reflectivity strips on the lower leg and two reflective tabs behind the thighs, greatly enhancing a rider’s visibility in all light conditions.
Albion’s Autumn/Winter all road range also range includes the next iterations of key outerwear styles, with the men’s Rain Jacket, Insulated Jacket, and Insulated Gilet all receiving fit tweaks, trim upgrades and now moving to a C0 DWR, and the Women’s range seeing the introduction of the Rain Jacket, Insulated Jacket and Insulated Gilet in women’s specific fits. The new seasonal colours in outerwear for men this year are Earth Red and Moss Green, to complement the existing Orange, Slate and Black. For Women they are Earth Red, Orange, Black and Mist.
Albion has expanded its range of merino base layers for Autumn/Winter 2021, with long and short sleeve options now available for men and women in two colours, Black and Slate. The base layers use a high performance merino blend that is soft on the skin, durable, and highly effective at wicking moisture whilst remaining insulating, even when wet.
The next generation of the Burner has also arrived, now with a new baffle construction to increase loft, as well as a new integrated invisible pack pocket that creates a better shape for storing in a pocket. Worn flat against the chest behind the bib straps, the Burner uses a 100% recycled nylon outer fabric and Clo’s Eco Vivo recycled insulation concept to give the wearer warmth and breathability in a soft, ultra-lightweight layer that easily packs down into its own tiny pack-pocket, taking up minimal pocket space when not being worn.
For this Autumn/Winter season we’ve created a really versatile range of technical products for riding through the colder months of the year. Legwear has been an area of focus, and the Three Season Tights are an exciting new addition to the range with a wide range of use cases for anyone looking to ride outside all year round. We’re building an impressive range of outerwear now, with an approach focused on high performance products that are lightweight and packable, making them ideal for riders who spend a lot of time, often days at a time, in the saddle.
The move to C0 DWR on these styles means that Albion’s range is now PFC free, an important milestone as we continue our push to make product in the most responsible way we can. We’re excited about the possibilities around ‘natural performance’, so we’re happy to be growing our range of merino base layers this season. All of this in a colour palette that we believe to be timeless and appealing, and that will endure for those who wear it for many years to come.
Albion is a British brand making cycling gear for British conditions. Founded in 2016, we make functional clothing for cycling and an outdoor lifestyle, to help people stay outside for longer.