Alpha Silver Briefs: a quick-drying lightweight base-layer, with moisture wicking and anti-bacterial treatments.Read more…
Our Alpha collection is designed as a technical base layer for active sports and these briefs are amazingly soft, light and comfortable to wear. Incredibly durable, they’re ideal for trekking, walking and biking, as well as being great for everyday wear.
The Alpha Silver Briefs feature anti-odour control technology which is based on silver chloride extracted from recycled silver. This clever, patented anti-microbial technology employs ionic silver to inhibit the growth of micro-organisms and the associated build-up of odour. So you stay feeling fresh, and odour free throughout the most challenging treks, even in the heat of a long summer’s day. And because the material’s treated with our Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish, it’s incredibly high-wicking and dries in a flash.
The easy-care fabric makes them suitable for machine or hand washing. Simply rinse the briefs through and they’re almost touch-dry, and totally dry in three hours, ready to wear again.
Alpha Silver Briefs not only look and feel good, they tick all the performance boxes you’d expect from a technical base layer.
95% polyamide, 5% elastane with DMC™ and with Silvadur™ odour control technology.
Pack Size: 100ml
Drying Time: 2 hours
Building stretch into our fabrics offers some big advantages. It allows us to make very comfortable, streamlined clothing. And a close fit has big advantages for active people. Clothes don’t flap in the wind, they work well in a layering system without bulking up and because there is less fabric, they are lighter, dry quicker and pack smaller – all critical Rohan virtues.
Tiny traces of silver are distributed evenly throughout the fibres of a garment. These inhibit the development of microbes that can grow exponentially in warm and damp areas, resulting in mould and odour. It is permanent, it will not wash out or wear out.
Our Dynamic Moisture Control™ finish is a permanent, wicking treatment that rapidly spreads moisture, such as sweat, over a wide surface area of the fabric. This ensures the garment dries more quickly and you stay more comfortable - even in the hottest and most humid conditions.
We were the original lightweight revolutionaries. Back in the 1970’s we realised that cutting weight without losing performance meant that you can take less and do more. Everything we make is engineered to achieve this.
Low pack size is a benefit whether you’re packing for a day’s walking or for the trip of a lifetime. We continually scrutinise fabric specification and garment construction to minimise the packed size of our clothing. The actual pack size is tested and listed.
All Rohan clothing is designed to be very fast drying – as much a benefit for unexpected downpours as anything else. It’s easy to wash and often needs no ironing. Almost all garments will dry overnight, meaning you can take less with you. We test every item and list its drying time.
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I have always bought Rohan under garments as they are extremely high performance and comfortable. These new briefs are a huge disappointment. The new design means the elastic is far too tight - yes they stretch but there is the constant feeling of a band around my abdomen which is sensitive. Also because of the tight elastic all round they create ridges against the skin so the appearance is not seamless through tighter clothing. These are awful and I am sorry to see the old design go. I guess the other garments are the same so it looks like I need to find an alternative. Such a shame as the silver and serene were brilliant but I cannot live with the tight elasticated feeling. The fit is fine but the elastic is horrible and like I say causes annoyance with my stomach and ridges. Far too uncomfortable.
I now have three pairs of the Alpha Silver Briefs, I have been using them for about a year when out and about walking, across all seasons, so I feel qualified to write an endorsement. They are exceptionally comfortable when worn all day on a long hike and supportive as well, they are now my walking knickers of choice.
From a size point of view I normally wear a size 14 UK in knickers, the Medium is a perfect fit.