Alpha Jacket

Size Guide

SIZECHART - Alpha Jacket

INCHES
XS S M L XL XXL
Center Back Length 28.75 29.25 29.75 30.25 30.75 31.25
Chest 40 42 44 46 47.25 51
Sleeve Length 35 36.5 37.25 38 38.75 39.25
CENTIMETERS
XS S M L XL XXL
Center Back Length 73 74 75 76 78 79
Chest 102 107 112 117 121 129
Sleeve Length 91 93 95 97 99 101

* Garment fit is small, if in doubt size up. If you wear a Medium Icon, you might want to size up to a Large Alpha Jacket.

Size
Color
Black Heather
Serpentine Heather
  • Our update on our very popular insulated jacket. Among the improvements are the front snap placket and the rib knit cuff; both redesigned to better keep out the chill. If you liked the original Alpha Snap Jacket, you'll love our updated version.

  • IDEAL CLIMATE & ACTIVITY

    • Lifestyle
    • Cold Climate
    • Breathable
    • Polartec

The Alpha Jacket

The key to this piece is Polartec's Alpha fabric. This fabric was developed for use by U.S. Special Forces with a simple objective: eliminate the need of adding or dropping layers during dynamic and static activities.

Alpha technology also allows for the transport of moisture without getting cold; so, unlike your puffy down jacket, this jacket will keep you warm when moisture is involved... or inevitable. 

For this version, we gave the exterior a C6 DWR water resistant treatment. This allows water to bead up and keeps the surface of the piece from becoming saturated with moisture. 






Fabrication & Features

  • Polartec's patented Alpha 80 hydrophobic insulation on front of torso for fast-forward activities with lighter Alpha 60 fill on the back and in the sleeves
  • Polartec® Alpha® is an insulation developed for the United States Special Forces to handle large temperature swings and reduce the need of adding and removing layers
  • Two-way structural blend, 97% nylon exterior for abrasion resistance,100% polyester interior optimized for wicking and mechanical stretch
  • Polartec certified to meet air permeability standards, C6 DWR water repellency
  • Brushed fleece lined pockets and collar for a warm touch where you feel it most
  • UPDATED: Snug-fit ribbed cuff for better insulation and fit
  • Schoeller 3X Dry Paneling on the elbow and forearm for greater strength in the high use regions
  • Kitsbow secured stash pocket, reflective back hem
  • Imported (Vietnam)


KUDOS GIVEN TO THE ORIGINAL ALPHA SNAP JACKET


"A nice, classically-styled shirt jacket that’s as technical as it gets thanks to Polartec’s new Alpha insulation that’s capable of handling large variances in ambient temperature or body heat, so you can wear this single item from a chilly afternoon to a frigid night and simply be comfortable the whole while. "

Wes Siler
GIZMODO
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"The lightweight nature of this jacket makes it feel great on, but don’t let that fool you into thinking this is only for warmer weather. Its polartec interior is designed to handle the drastic temperature changes of the fall and its tailored fit will have you looking good on the bike trails or strolling through the city."

Rich Stoner
Made Man
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"I’ve actually ridden a mountain bike in this midweight on a cold morning in November, but the Snap Jacket is more of a café cruiser item: It’s technical, but casual. The Polartech Alpha breathable insulation keeps you warm without overheating. The jacket/shirt styling means I wear it-probably too much. "

The Gear We Can’t Live Without
Mountain Magazine
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