Isadore Alternative Thermal kit review

Isadore claims its Alternative kit is the first cycling clothing range to be made from 100% recycled materials, combining performance and sustainability for cool-weather riding

Isadore Alternative review
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Cyclingnews Verdict

Pros

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    Environment and recycling kudos

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    Very comfortable fit for jersey, gillet and shorts

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    Versatile level of thermal insulation

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    Complimenting pattern of the jersey and gilet looks great

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    Plenty of reflective detailing for dawn or dusk riding

Cons

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    Jersey and gilet collar is a little bulky when worn together

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    Gillet doesn’t have a two-way zip

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    Reflective hem detailing on the gilet fell off

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    No zipped valuables pocket

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    Jacket has limited water resistance

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    The cut of the jacket caused it to be a little constricting when in the drops

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Isadore is a conscious brand that has a strong belief in working sustainably whether that’s through keeping production as close to its home in Slovakia as possible to using biodegradable packaging for its products. Now Isadore has gone even further with its Alternative range of cycling clothing which claims to be the first clothing line to be made from 100 per cent recycled materials. 

The Alternative range is designed to provide a balance of warmth and comfort that is demanded by those who ride in the shoulder seasons as well as covering warmer weather summer kit options as well. We have been wearing the Alternative thermal bibs, gillet, jersey and jacket to find out if, by recycling, Isadore has created the cycling gear you want to ride.  

View the Alternative clothing range at Isadore

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