Cycling in the cooling fall months and during the spring thaw involves navigating a maze of clothing requirements. Too much winter protection will leave you roasting on the bike before riding home in a cold, clammy funk; however, too little protection and the first chill you experience will gradually escalate until your only thought is getting home to a hot shower. The Maloja Women's AlseaM 3/4 Tight strikes the right balance between the two extremes, providing thermal coverage that reaches below the knees without the gaps and sagging of knee warmers.
The MitiTech Thermal fabric used throughout the AlseaM insulates with a brushed, low-loft inner face that holds air in place between your gradually warming body and the frigid air. It's also breathable, so its lightweight insulation lets your body heat maintain a comfortable microclimate while ensuring that exertion doesn't translate to an accumulation of internal moisture.
The flat waistband incorporates a strip of elastic with silicone grip across the back, and silicone grip surfaces again at the laser-cut, hem-less cuffs. These bookend features keep the tights' slim fitting body in place, which in turn helps the Women's HD ERG chamois provide comfort in the saddle. The chamois is built with a varying topography of high-density foam that alleviates pressure where you don't want it by directing support where you do. Its porous body pulls moisture away from your skin while a Polygiene finish helps maintain odor-resistance while you log miles.
- Cycling knickers for shoulder season temperatures
- MitiTech Thermal fabric insulates and breathes
- Flat waistband and laser-cut cuffs provide clean lines
- Women-specific chamois for long-mile comfort
- Maloja takes a refreshing approach to cycling aesthetics
- Item #MLJ005P
- Q & A
Great color, weird seams
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: Medium
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 155lbs
This is a warm (fleeced interior), comfortable 3/4 length tight with a well formed comfortable chamois. The seams however are very prominent, and make it look like you are wearing underwear. The leg grips are also snug, and the back of the waist band is an exposed elastic strap, not comfortable. Sadly I returned them.