M's Alpha Insulator Short

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  • With a full length 2-way side zip for easy removal or layering, the Alpha Short is a clutch piece for frigid resort laps, long sled-skiing days, chilly alpine starts, and relaxing at a backcountry hut. Featuring the lightweight, breathable, and quick-drying Polartec® Alpha®, this active insulation will maintain critical warmth for your knees and legs without bunching at your boots. Wear these shorts under (or over) your shell pants for additional comfort and safety on cold days.

  • FIT: Active

    INSEAM: 13.25" in (size Medium)

    MODEL INFO:

    • Jeff is 6'1"/185cm wearing size Medium
  • FACE FABRIC: Recon AIR lightweight mechanical stretch mini rip-stop with DWR treatment | 100% nylon | 53g/m2 | 20D/20D

    INSULATION: 80g Polartec® Alpha® Insulation | 100% Recycled Polyester

    LINING: Recon AIR lightweight mechanical stretch mini rip-stop with DWR treatment | 100% nylon | 53g/m2 | 20D/20D

    WEIGHT: 240 g (8.5 oz)

    COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Vietnam

    GUARANTEE: Strafe 2 Year Warranty



zipping off the mens alpha insulator short on a ski tour

FEATURES

  • Lightweight, over-knee, zip-off short with active insulation.
  • 100% recycled, quick-drying, breathable, and lightweight Polartec® Alpha® insulation.
  • Highly air-permeable stetch face fabric aids breathabiilty with an DWR (durable water repellent) treatment to repel light weather.
  • Thin, 4-way stretch waistband for layering comfort.
  • Full length 2-way side zippers with snap button closure and waist adjustment.
  • Articulated knee for unrestricted movement.
  • Open welt hand pockets with zippered card pocket in right hand pocket.
  • Water resistant and reliable YKK® Coil zippers.

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    J
    01/19/2024
    Justin
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    What Stu said...

    "The best piece of gear I never knew I was missing." Agreed. I thought I knew what I was going to say but Stu said it best. However, if you'd like to read more... Most days I ski in a thin shell and lightweight bibs. It doesn't matter if I'm skinning or doing some resort laps. Some days though, it's real cold, or you don't want to feel like you're sitting directly on the lift's seat bear bum, or your base layers are all dirty, regardless, these shorts are the perfect missing puzzle piece. Easy to take on and off and forgot they're there. Buy one!

    • What is your favorite mountain or place to ride? Highlands
    S
    01/06/2024
    Stu
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Best piece of gear I never knew I was missing

    These shorts are my new favorite piece of gear that I never realized I needed. For years I had used multiple layers of long underwear while skiing. I always had to scrunch my long underwear above my ski boots which was very uncomfortable. Then if I got too hot there was no easy way to de-layer. The Alpha Shorts solved all the problems I used to have with baselayers for my legs. My only feedback is I wish they came out with them sooner.

    • What is your favorite mountain or place to ride? Bridger Bowl
    K
    05/03/2023
    Kyle
    I recommend this product

    From Summit to Sofa & Back Again

    Truly my favorite piece I own. A very versatile short that has filled many blank spaces in my active and leisure life. The alpha short kept me warm as a mid-layer on colder lift access days and works wonderfully as an outer layer while on windy ridges or summits while transitioning. Getting them on or off is easy with the full length double zips, and with the two snap buttons on either hip the adjustability is great. I found myself not only wearing these while skiing but around the house, walking the dog, at apres, and hanging out at camp. I cannot recommend the Alpha Short enough!

    • What is your favorite mountain or place to ride? Telluride
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    KW
    03/16/2023
    Kelly W.
    36410785864

    Alpha Shorts are killer

    Perfect to wear under a shell pant or bib. Keeps your mid section warm. No need for a base layer underneath these bad boys. They also get some great looks apres!

    J
    01/24/2023
    JP
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Best insulated shorts out

    Love these shorts. I’ve owned many different brands of insulated shorts but the strafe version take the cake.

    • What is your favorite mountain or place to ride? Canada