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Alpha is also hydrophobic, so it won't absorb moisture even if you start to sweat.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy placing patented low-density fibers between air permeable woven layers Polartec® created a more efficient fabric for regulating warmth and transferring moisture. This advancement increases thermal adaptability in changing conditions and different phases of physical activity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlpha Direct can be used as an insulation\/lining or can be made into a stand-alone garment. It makes a great mid layer for wearing under a waterproof shell such as Neoshell. 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This latest advancement in adaptable breathability helps eliminate the need of shedding or adding layers while on the move. Alpha is also hydrophobic, so it won't absorb moisture even if you start to sweat.\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy placing patented low-density fibers between air permeable woven layers Polartec® created a more efficient fabric for regulating warmth and transferring moisture. This advancement increases thermal adaptability in changing conditions and different phases of physical activity.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlpha Direct can be used as an insulation\/lining or can be made into a stand-alone garment. It makes a great mid layer for wearing under a waterproof shell such as Neoshell. This is because Alpha Direct is more durable than Alpha (which is intended to be the insulation in a lined garment.)\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWatch this video to find out how Polartec Alpha and Alpha Direct work.   \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/youtu.be\/svEDqcpa-Wg\" target=\"_blank\"\u003ehttps:\/\/youtu.be\/svEDqcpa-Wg\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHere's a video link showing a well-known manufacturers jacket that features Alpha Direct:\u003cspan\u003e \u003c\/span\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.epictv.com\/media\/technical\/rab-alpha-direct-jacket-review-%7C-ispo-2017\/605927\" target=\"_blank\"\u003eHERE\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eThere are SO many reviews it was hard to choose. Here's a video that explains it well.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=quw9G52qJvA\" target=\"_blank\"\u003e\u003cspan\u003eREVIEW\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- TABS --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eContent\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e100% Polyester\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eSpecs and Features\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4004 (red, royal and navy):\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e59\" wide\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e2.5 oz\/sqyd | 85 gsm\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e4-way stretch:  20% side-to-side   15% lengthwise\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4008 (black):\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e62\" wide\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e3.54 oz\/sqyd | 120 gsm\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003estretch: 10% both side to side and lengthwise. \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAdvanced Breathability\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRegulates Warmth\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFast Drying\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eCompressible\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eLightweight\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eHighly Durable\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eCare Instructions\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eMachine wash warm, normal cycle, use mild detergent, do not use bleach or fabric softeners, tumble dry low.  Do not dry clean.  \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eWhat to Make\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eUse as insulation in any garment to be worn during activities in colder weather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e"}

Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation

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Polartec Alpha Direct is an evolution of the original Alpha insulation that eliminates the need for a backing fabric.  Alpha Direct can be worn directly against the skin or other fabric layers.  This increases the breathability, reduces the overall garment weight and allows for greater creativity in terms of styling. 

Color
Royal Alpha Direct 4004
Red Alpha Direct 4004
Black Alpha Direct 4008
Size
$19.00 Per Yard
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Alpha was originally developed for the U.S. Special Forces when they required a more advanced insulating material in their uniforms that could regulate body temperature during the starting and stopping of active combat. This latest advancement in adaptable breathability helps eliminate the need of shedding or adding layers while on the move. Alpha is also hydrophobic, so it won't absorb moisture even if you start to sweat.

By placing patented low-density fibers between air permeable woven layers Polartec® created a more efficient fabric for regulating warmth and transferring moisture. This advancement increases thermal adaptability in changing conditions and different phases of physical activity.

 

Alpha Direct can be used as an insulation/lining or can be made into a stand-alone garment. It makes a great mid layer for wearing under a waterproof shell such as Neoshell. This is because Alpha Direct is more durable than Alpha (which is intended to be the insulation in a lined garment.)

Watch this video to find out how Polartec Alpha and Alpha Direct work.   https://youtu.be/svEDqcpa-Wg

Here's a video link showing a well-known manufacturers jacket that features Alpha Direct: HERE

There are SO many reviews it was hard to choose. Here's a video that explains it well.

REVIEW

 

100% Polyester

Style 4004 (red, royal and navy):

59" wide

2.5 oz/sqyd | 85 gsm

4-way stretch:  20% side-to-side   15% lengthwise

Style 4008 (black):

62" wide

3.54 oz/sqyd | 120 gsm

stretch: 10% both side to side and lengthwise. 

 

Advanced Breathability

Regulates Warmth

Fast Drying

Compressible

Lightweight

Highly Durable

Machine wash warm, normal cycle, use mild detergent, do not use bleach or fabric softeners, tumble dry low.  Do not dry clean.  

Use as insulation in any garment to be worn during activities in colder weather.

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