MAAP Alt_Road Collection
This fall MAAP launched its new gravel collection: Alt_Road. This abbreviation stands for alternatives to road (meaning gravel and unpaved paths). With this collection, the Australian brand aims to inspire cyclists to go on adventures and discover new paths. Maats is one of the first retailers to get their hands on this brand new collection. On this page we tell you all about it.
Alt_Road: The Gravel Bike Clothing Collection
Introducing our take on gravel cycling clothing. The Alt_Road collection has undergone months of on-the-bike testing and is ready to take on the challenges of gravel riding - from grit and gravel to pushes and falls. Made to explore beyond the boundaries of civilisation, we’ve taken all the MAAP design and performance elements up a gear, to curate a collection that won’t lose its nerve, whatever the terrain.
On gravel, anything and everything can happen. MAAP gravel cycling clothing is built with durability in mind, with performance fabrics able to withstand falls, and strategically placed thicker panels for protection. Top off your kit in cycling jerseys crafted in quick drying fabrics and in-built antimicrobial fibres, so you can wear, wash and repeat.
The story behind the brand
The story behind the brand started with two friends, Ollie and Jarrad, who kicked off the cycling clothing brand MAAP in 2014. It originates in Melbourne, Australia, and is mainly produced in Italy. Both founders come from different disciplines and have backgrounds in graphic design, fashion and apparel, but the love for the sport has made them decide to focus fully on MAAP and with success. MAAP is one of the most innovative and influential brands in cycling apparel.
MAAP Alt_Road Cargo Bib Shorts
MAAP's Alt_Road Cargo Bib Shorts are designed for your next off grid adventure. A unique combination of materials including 4-way stretch compression fabrics and our proprietary 3D thermo moulded chamois deliver all day comfort, while abrasion resistant leg panels deliver durability for when, you know, sh!t happens. And, storage is taken care of, no matter what you choose to wear up top, with a leg zip pocket for valuables, stash pocket for your phone and rear pockets for gels and bars. Anti-microbial, odour resistant and lightweight, they are perfect on gravel, dirt, the open road, whatever.