Alt_Road: MAAP's Gravel Bike Clothing Collection
Introducing their take on gravel cycling clothing, MAAP's 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, all the MAAP design and performance elements have been taken up a gear, to curate a collection that won't lose its nerve, whatever the terrain.
On gravel, anything and everything can happen. MAAP's 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 at 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.
The collections explained
What distinguishes MAAP from other brands is that they drop different collections throughout the season. Whereas most apparel brands work with an SS (spring/summer) and AW (autumn/winter) collection and then release a lot at once, MAAP divides this into smaller batches during the season. As a result, they release a new collection almost every month. Check out their latest stuff now!