Specialized Announces New Trail-Series Apparel Collection

Nov 3, 2020
by I Am Specialized  
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PRESS RELEASE: Specialized


For Fall/Winter 20, we've elevated our game to provide male and female trail riders with a layering system fit to tackle everything fall and winter have to offer; cold, wet, cold and wet, brisk, dry, a sliver of sun, and everything in between. Whatever the weather has to dish out, our Trail-Series collection will make sure that your riding forecast stays dry and warm so you can focus on the fun.

Our approach was simple, create a men's and women's layering system for trail riders that can be seamlessly layered and mixed in concert, and able to handle whatever the fall and dead of winter throw your way. Our Trail-Series essentials are designed to be matched with specifically crafted pieces to meet the ever-changing demands of weather and the performance needs of savvy riders, trail rippers, and committed commuters.

For those too wet situations we added Schoeller s 3XDRY fabric to keep you dry even in the heaviest rains on our newly redesigned MTB shorts.


For Fall Winter 20 we elevated our game to provide riders with a layering system fit to tackle everything fall and winter have to offer cold wet cold and wet brisk dry a sliver of sun and everything in between.
To get the most out of layers we incorporated the best technical fabrics to get the job done. You will be excited for a cold and dry epic ride like you never had before.

To get the most out of layers, we incorporated the best technical fabrics to get the job done. For those "too wet" situations, we added Schoeller's 3XDRY fabric to keep you dry even in the heaviest rains on the newly redesigned MTB shorts. Whatever riding experience defines your daily routine, the Trail-Series collection will make sure to keep the raindrops repelling.

The Trail-Series 3XDRY short is a definite staple. Swiss technology packed this short will resists dust mud gentle get off s crashes and repel the raindrops all day long. Gently hose it off or brush off the dirt of your session and ride it again tomorrow.

While the weather isn't always wet, the fall and winter can agree on being cold. For ultimate insulation, the Trail-Series Alpha Jacket features ultra-lightweight Alpha Direct Active Insulation. Initially developed for the U.S. Special Forces, Polartec Alpha insulation provides adaptable breathability that eliminates the need to shed or add layers while on the move. Covered with high venting fabrics with deliberately placed design lines to minimize water penetration spots in the stitching, the Alpha Jacket blurs the line between base/mid and outerwear.

Our Trail-Series layering system means challenging weather is no longer an excuse. Get outside and get after it

For cooler rides, to keep the cold at bay, our Trail-Series Thermal Jersey features Polartec Power Grid, the fleece used in the military's Extended Cold Weather Clothing System (ECWCS), and the same fabric relied upon as a functional tool by alpinists. Its lightweight, warm, and compressible grid structure is designed to manage sweat and provide high breathability for riding comfort.

Our Trail-Series essentials are designed to be mixed and matched with strategically crafted pieces to meet the ever-changing demands of weather and the performance needs of savvy riders trail rippers and committed commuters.

TRAIL-SERIES THERMAL JERSEY: The perfect option for cool days on the trail, or even as a long sleeve when you're grabbing a post-ride beverage.

To get the most out of your layers the trail-series collection is fit to tackle everything fall and winter have to offer cold wet cold and wet brisk dry a sliver of sun and everything in between.


TRAIL-SERIES THERMAL GLOVES: Perfect gloves for when the mercury drops. and while they are warm, they keep bulk at a minimum to ensure a confidant and comfortable grip on the bars.

Our Trail-Series Thermal Gloves are perfect for when the mercury drops. and while they are warm they keep bulk at a minimum to ensure a confidant and comfortable grip.

TRAIL-SERIES ALPHA JACKET: The ultimate winter warm protection with active insulation. The stretchy and fuzzy fabric keeps you dry and comfortable all day long. You will be excited for a cold, and dry epic ride like you never had before.

Whatever riding experience defines your daily routine the Trail-Series collection will make sure to keep the raindrops repelling.

TRAIL-SERIES SHORT SLEEVE RAIN ANORAK: The rider's choice, this piece is our fav in the taupe colorway. A short-sleeve rain Anorak that easily packs into a fanny pack. Plus, it just looks cool and gets the job done.

Our packable Trail-Series Wind Jacket is the perfect option for windy days and a chance of showers. And yeah you can wear it to your favorite pizza joint on a breezy evening.

TRAIL-SERIES WIND JACKET: Perfect option for windy days and a chance of showers. And yeah, you can wear it to your favorite pizza joint on a breezy evening.

Constructed with breathable fabric Polartec Neoshell the raindrops and water crossings will repel the sweat will breathe out and you won t be scared of a wet ride ever again.

TRAIL-SERIES RAIN JACKET: For ultimate rain protection, the Trail Series Rain Jacket features the world's most breathable waterproof technology Polartec Neoshell. The raindrops and water crossings will repel, the sweat will breathe out, and you won't be scared of a wet ride ever again.

The Trail-Series layering system means challenging weather is no longer an excuse. Get outside and get after it You re welcome

This layering system means challenging weather is no longer an excuse. Get outside and get after it! You're welcome.


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46 Comments

  • 39 1
 Hate spec all you want, their clothing is fantastic. Some of the most well-tailored and fitting bike stuff I’ve worn, and the quality is great as well.
  • 5 0
 Agreed.
  • 4 1
 I ride the last generation of stumpy (which is ace IMO) and as you say they're clothing is dam good too. Their stuff just seems to do what it says on the tin so to speak.
  • 3 0
 Couldn't agree more. everything is just quality. Feels almost too good to just ride bikes! The Demo pants and shorts are very good, perfect fit and awesome comfortable fabric.
  • 2 3
 Sorry, did you miss the short sleeved rain anorak? Fantastic isn't exactly the description I was thinking of...
  • 4 0
 @trillot: Perfect for Australia, where its still hot even when its raining. I'll be getting one for sure.
  • 1 0
 except of 2FO - I would not say they are good flat pedal shoe, sub par considering the price
  • 9 0
 Can confirm that rain jacket will be the business with Polartec Neoshell fabric. I have the Acre Supply Alpine jacket in the same fabric and have ridden the hell out of it over 4 years and it is still going strong. Super breathable even under high aerobic output. Once it dies it will be another Neoshell jacket for me as a replacement.
  • 20 0
 Acre/Mission has discontinued the Meridian jacket and has moved to a new fabric - I wrote them about it. I bought a used Meridian off of ebay and was glad to have found it. Happy to see specialized picking this fabric up as Fox was the last company making mtb jackets with it.

Pinkbike - would love to see a technical fabric shootout rather than brand reviews. buy a square meter of Polartec Neoshell, Toray Entrant, Gore Pro, etc and attack them with a leaf blower and a pressure washer. I don't care who's figuring out that my jacket needs to be long in back, I want to know if these brand names matter or if it's all C6 molecules sprayed on polyester.

Aside: Specialized can talk about "the best technical fabrics" all they want but all I want for three seasons is thin 100% Merino t-shirts. Technical fabrics can GTFO of the Pacific Northwet when it comes to base layers. REI and Seven Protection discontinued the ones I love, DHB is too thick, still searching.
  • 6 0
 If you like Neoshell but can't find what you're looking for, look for stuff that uses an electrospun membrane. That's the type of membrane that Neoshell is, and other suppliers (OR and North Face w/Futurelight) now use it. Instead of a traditional monolithic membrane like Gore/Event (flat sheet, lots of little holes) it's more of a birds nest or garden hedge style of construction. The example I've heard is water is like you trying to run through a hedge, you get caught in it and can't pass, but air can move through pretty easily. That's why Neoshell and like style membranes work well for aerobic activities vs. what typically works well for skiwear. Downside to Neoshell - makes poor ski jacket as it does not block wind that great relative to other waterproof fabrics.
  • 1 0
 @bicycle019: solid tip right here. I picked up an OR jacket made with their AscentShell fabric, which is exactly what’s being described here. Breathability is really fantastic, might be the first jacket I actually wear with any regularity on the bike.
  • 2 0
 @Mtmw: check out the Stoic line from Backcountry. Have used their stuff from 45* to 80* on the same day as a base layer without an issue. My last purchase was 4 short sleeves merino shirts for $25/ea
  • 1 0
 dang, that's a solid recco. I wasn't familiar with it. I want one now. Thanks Dwojo
  • 1 0
 @salespunk: I hate reseller branded gear but I will make an exception for that. Thank you!
  • 1 0
 @bicycle019: correct. You know your tech fabrics well.
  • 1 0
 @Mtmw: you sure you want 100% Merino? Not with a bit of stretchy plastics webbed/spun in?

You could try looking into Mons Royale clothing frmo NZ?
bike24.de has merino special going right now, too, as if only for inspiration on different brands making stuff:
www.bike24.de/themen/merino
  • 1 0
 @Mtmw: icebreaker for thin merino tee's
  • 1 0
 @Mtmw: if you like thin or medium weight high quality wool check out kuiu and first lite wools. Marketed for hunting but excellent construction fit and breathability and I wear them for cycling as well.
  • 2 0
 @bicycle019: I have an ascentshell jacket and honestly it doesn't really feel much more breathable than a traditional rain jacket (comparing to my Columbia Outdry 20k/20k jacket). It's probably a little better but I still get very overheated on the climb and completely soaked on the inside. I'm not really complaining as it's still very waterproof and slightly more breathable but it's not the revolutionary product that marketing and a lot of outdoor review sites make it out to be. In anything short of a downpour I'd be much more comfortable wearing a water-resistant softshell.
  • 6 0
 Will this apparel be similar to their DH pants, being out of stock for an entire year? I guess we can admire the gear in pictures.
  • 6 0
 i love my demo dh pant
  • 3 0
 @funkzander: agreed. The Demo DH pants are the best.
  • 2 0
 The Demo Pants can be really hard to find especially if you take one of the more popular sizes. You really need to pay a visit to their site as well as doing a web search a couple of times a week if you really want them. When the come in they don't last long. It took me about a year of persistent searching before I found a pair in my size. They call it a DH pant but they're great for every sort of riding. Toss on a pair of their Mountain Liner Bibs under the Demo's and they're perfect no matter how long your day in the saddle is.
  • 1 0
 @ramymcc22: after Dainese.. Smile
  • 3 0
 I was hoping there were some pants in this line that were similar since I've been trying to get Demo pants since last fall.
  • 5 0
 I have some of their kit and every piece is really well designed and outlasts the competition by a large margin.
Even if I don’t always ride their bikes I will always buy their kit.
  • 7 0
 i also love their pants! best riding pants around. the subtle logos are also a plus as they dont look like tld or fox billboards. highly recommened.
  • 4 0
 Men's Trail-Series Rain Jacket - $375
Women's Trail-Series Rain Jacket - $225
What? Why?

On further research the bloke’s versions is “ Woven Polartec® Neoshell® fabric” and the lady’s is “3-layer Laminated Shell”.
Odd choice to name them the same.
  • 6 0
 Why cant you list the “waterproof” rating?
  • 2 0
 I, for one, cannot stand riding with a rain jacket with a hood. Having that thing flapping around is a nuisance. I guess you either love 'em or hate 'em. Unfortunately, I don't see too many brands running without the hood these days.
  • 1 0
 Many are detachable and roll up without harm
  • 1 0
 @Mtmw: and many don't.
  • 1 0
 I love me technical clothes. I bought a fox waterproof jacket some time ago and the coating started to delaminates within a couple of years. I talked to fox about any sort of warranty and they said no. So now when I buy pricey technical wear, I get it from a brand that has a good warranty. I have two polar tech grid fleece pull overs and I wear them a lot at work. Comfy and warm. Have some alpha insulated stuff and it works well.
  • 3 0
 In retrospect, instead of paying $375 for a rain jacket, I'd rather buy a new drivetrain and a good $30 rain jacket. That's just me though.
  • 1 0
 Don't know about the shell but the Polartec Alpha is such an amazing softshell! Windproof and very breathable layer that's needed as the only layer for the legs and as a mid-layer for the top.
  • 2 0
 @IAmSpecialized: we clearly have a different definition of what “looks cool.” That being said, I’m excited for all the other pieces!
  • 3 0
 Short sleeve anorak?Is it April already?
  • 1 0
 I've never once thought I'd like my body to remain dry but not my arms. Seems an odd one that.
  • 2 0
 Given that this is a paid Ad from Specialized, you would think some of the stills would show more detailed product info.
  • 2 0
 I don't get the inclusion of hoods in most decent modern jackets? Does anyone actually use them?
  • 1 0
 They look good but rarely get used and usually get in the way, for me anyway.
  • 2 0
 I love having a full-size over the helmet hood. When you're out in the sh!t for a big ride and need to preserve every bit of heat you can a hood is a great way to stay warm. I rarely use it while actually riding, but a lot of winter rides for me end up with a fair bit of hike-a-bike and standing around in the rain. What I can't stand is an under-the-helmet style hood.
  • 1 0
 @coffeepoop42069: Can definitely be handy if your riding warrants it. I bought my last coat, with a hood, for all the reasons you wear one coffeepoop but haven't used it yet even though the weather has been dire. Just ordered one without as it's getting in the way.
  • 1 0
 @coffeepoop42069: Over the helmet hoods never stay on when riding as they are a parachute attached to your head and just blow off. Under the helmet hoods is the only way that you can ride at any sort of speed and have your hood confidently stay on; it can be awkward, but when it's windy, cold, and maybe hailing it's mint.
  • 1 1
 If it hasn't got a carbon box I don't want it

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