PEdAL ED Tokaido Alpha Vest
The Tokaido Vest, together with the Tokaido Jacket, is PEdAL ED'S best expression of versatility, which PEdAL ED were able to reach thank to many years of experience on the roads of Europe with the Transcontinental Race and on the trails of Kyrgyzstan with the Silk Road Mountain Race. Created in collaboration with Polartec®.
This vest is made of their Alpha® fabric, a material which was originally developed for the U.S. Special Forces, as response to their need of an advanced insulating material for their combat uniforms. The Alpha® disposes of an active insulation mechanism that is able to regulate core body temperatures, during both dynamic and static activities.
The Tokaido features fully reflective details, two big cargo back pockets and an inside pocket to pack it for adventure. The Tokaido Vest was tested on the roads and trails of Kyrgyzstan during the Silk Road Mountain Race, in the hardest environmental conditions ranging from 4.000mt high mountain passes to 40 degrees desertic lands.
A feedback by Joshua Rea, who tested Tokaido during the SRMR: I didn’t have any race plan. How many KM, how many hours I should have ridden, when I should have slept. My focus was placed on being prepared for anykind of circumstances.
A tent for shelter, a cooker for coffee and oats, music to harness the rage, podcasts to ease those lonely stretches. PEdALED were kind enough to hook me up with their new range of Polartec Alpha clothing, which was the saving grace when cold and snowstorms hitPOLARTEC® ALPHA® insulating fabric, Extremely lightweight & packable, Thermo-regulating and breathable, Self packable inner pocket