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M's Alpha Direct Vest

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Dune Camo
Frost Grey
  • 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.

  • FIT: Active

    CENTER BACK LENGTH: 27.5 in (size Medium)


    • Sam is 6'2"/188cm wearing size Large
  • FACE FABRIC: Recon AIR lightweight 2-way stretch mini rip-stop | 100% nylon | acyrlic coating

    INSULATION: 90g Polartec® Alpha® Insulation | 100% Recycled Polyester

    LINING: none

    WEIGHT: 175 g (6.2 oz)


    GUARANTEE: Strafe 2 Year Warranty

chopping wood at the lindley hut in the alpha direct vest


  • Lightweight vest with active insulation for cold-weather activities.
  • 100% recycled, quick-drying, breathable, and lightweight Polartec® Alpha® Direct insulation.
  • Highly air-permeable stetch face fabric aids breathabiilty with an acryclic coating to repel light weather.
  • Direct insulation adds performance, drops weight, and adds hand feel.
  • Zippered hand pockets with an internal media sleeve in right-hand pocket. Bonus interior drop pockets.
  • Hem drawcord adjustment at sides, elastic binding at armhole, and backpack-friendly shoulders.
  • Full-length center front zip with wind and zipper guard featuring reliable YKK VISLON® zippers.
  • 2023 Backcountry Magazine Gear Guide Select