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height: 5'4" - 5'6"
chest: 33" - 35"
sleeves: 30" - 31.5"
height: 5'7" - 5'9"
chest: 36" - 38"
sleeves: 32" - 33"
height: 5'10" - 6'0"
chest: 39" - 41"
sleeves: 33.5" - 34.5"
height: 6'1" - 6'3"
chest: 42" - 44"
sleeves: 34.5" - 35"
height: 6'4" - 6'6"
chest: 45" - 47"
sleeves: 35.5" - 36"
height: 6'4" - 6'6"
chest: 48" - 50"
sleeves: 36.5" - 37"
Please note: All figures listed correspond to actual body measurements, not the dimensions of the garment.
Trim fit, but loose enough for layering and movement
Not too tight, not too loose. Fits comfortably over base and mid-layers without restricting movement
Roomier and more progressive, relaxed styles fit a wide variety of shapes and sizes
A critical piece in your layering system, the versatile Alpha Direct Vest features exposed 100% recycled 90gm Polartec® Alpha® insulation. By eliminating the interior lining, the insulation dries quicker, is more breathable and lighter weight, making this piece our premier active insulator. Weighing a mere 175g, put it on and keep it on (or throw it in your pack) for all of your cold-weather adventures.
CENTER BACK LENGTH: 27.5 in (size Medium)
FACE FABRIC: Recon AIR lightweight 2-way stretch mini rip-stop | 100% nylon | acyrlic coating
INSULATION: 90g Polartec® Alpha® Insulation | 100% Recycled Polyester
WEIGHT: 175 g (6.2 oz)
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Vietnam
GUARANTEE: Strafe 2 Year Warranty
The team at both the Highlands store and the Snowmass shop are great. Best is warm and easy to cram in a backpack if it get’s a little hot in the spring. The gear is the best! Thanks for everything
I've been looking for a breathable, warm but not too warm, vest to add to my layering strategy for a variety of activities in fall, winter, and spring and this one fits the bill perfectly. I use it for trail running, mountain biking, and splitboarding and it adds just the right amount of warmth over a baselayer for all those activities. I run very warm and have tried multiple insulated "breathable" vests from other brands and found them all too hot, but this is just right. For splitboarding I'm typically in just a baselayer and will wear this at the start of the day or when I'm in the higher alpine. If it's wet and I have my shell jacket on, I'll wear the vest over the shell for some extra warmth at times. As a bonus, the interior drop pockets fit a pair of skins, even wider splitboard skins, very nicely to keep them toasty for the next lap. Durability has been great so far and it packs up small to carry in the pack when not worn. As a bonus, in black the style is understated and I've worn it casually over a flannel, etc several times. Overall a super versatile piece!
I've been looking for a piece like this. I get too warm touring in my jacket with a full mid layer. This has been perfect for 0-15º touring, under the Cham jacket. Breathability - just like the Cham jacket this thing breathes so well that I never need to take it off. This is important for me. Fit - I wear an XL or XXL t shirt depending on the brand/fit. I got the XL vest. It felt a little loose when I tried it on but it's felt good under a jacket. If you wanted a tighter fit, I'd size down. Construction - minimalist to keep weight down. Love that. Fired up. I will use this vest for many years and tours to come.