Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
red alpha direct insulation fabric style 4004
royal alpha direct insulation fabric style 4004
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
white alpha direct 4004 insulation fabric
black alpha direct 4024 insulation fabric
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
magnetite dark grey alpha direct insulation 4008
slate medium grey alpha direct insulation 4024
moonlit ocean alpha direct insulation 4028
castor grey greenish grey alpha direct 4004 insulation
medieval light navy blue alpha direct insulation 4004
hawaiian surf bright blue alpha direct 4008 insulation
twilight darker navy blue alpha direct insulation 4028
blaze orange alpha direct insulation 4028
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
eggplant purple alpha direct 90 gsm 4004 seconds fabric
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
flamingo dark pink alpha direct 4004 fabric
lime punch green alpha direct 4004 fabric
black alpha direct 4008 fabric
black alpha direct 4004 fabric
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation
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Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation

Product description

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. 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. While Alpha Direct is slightly more durable than Alpha, both can be used as liners or stand alone garments. All Polartec® fabrics are certified Standard 100 by OEKO-TEX®.

 

Color: 4028 Anthracite 60
Size: Yard
Price
$22.00 Per Yard

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Content

100% Polyester *all styles EXCEPT 4048

Style 4048:  63% Polyester  33% Wool  4% Nylon

Additional certification: bluesign®

Specs and Features

Style 4028 (anthracite, balsam, black, light grey, moonlit ocean, navy):

58" wide

2.0 oz/sqyd | 68 gsm

stretch:  30% side-to-side  10% lengthwise

78% Recycled content

 

Style 4004 (cantaloupe, coyote, grey, hawaiian surf, inferno seconds, olive grey, teak, white):

59" wide

2.5 oz/sqyd | 85 gsm

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

78% Recycled content

**NOTE:

White colourway has an uneven/wavy selvedge edge with some small holes within 2" of the edge.  The knit is off-grain.

Grey Seconds:  The roll is marked as a second but so far, we haven't found any flaws.

Inferno Seconds:  The roll is marked as a second but the only issue we have noticed is that in places, the selvedge is a little dirty.


Style 4008 (lead seconds, pumpkin, sand seconds):

62" wide

3.54 oz/sqyd | 120 gsm

stretch: 10% both side to side and lengthwise. 

63% Recycled content

**NOTE:

Sand Seconds:  Roll is marked as a second but so far, we haven't found any flaws.

Lead Seconds:   The wrong side is not as fluffy as it should be.  We estimate that it will not be as warm as this style should be.  It will be closer to the weight and warmth of style 4004.

 

Style 4024 (Black, Blue Quartz)

60" wide

5.5 oz/sqyd | 186 gsm

4-way stretch:  20% side-to-side  10% lengthwise

54% recycled content

 

Style 4048 (Spanish Olive Seconds, Storm Cloud Seconds):

58" wide

4.5 oz/sqyd | 153 gsm

4-way stretch: about 25% side-to-side  20% lengthwise

**NOTE:

Spanish Olive Seconds:  Roll is marked as a second and the only issue we have noticed is the face is a little mottled with small spots that appear a little thinner, but some of this may also be the overall design as the back of this style of Alpha Direct is black and non-furry.  As mentioned, the back side is not at all fluffy and therefore, if using this style as a stand alone garment, the wrong side may not feel as comfortable as other styles of Alpha Direct against one's skin.  If used as intended for lining a jacket, this style will be great as the fluffy right side will be against one's skin and the wrong side hidden in the interior of the jacket.

Storm Cloud Seconds:  As with Spanish Olive above, the roll is marked as a second and the only issue we have noticed is the face is a little mottled with small spots that appear a little thinner, but some of this may also be the overall design as the back of this style of Alpha Direct is black and non-furry.  As mentioned, the back side is not at all fluffy and therefore, if using this style as a stand alone garment, the wrong side may not feel as comfortable as other styles of Alpha Direct against one's skin.  If used as intended for lining a jacket, this style will be great as the fluffy right side will be against one's skin and the wrong side hidden in the interior of the jacket.

 

ALL STYLES

Advanced Breathability

Regulates Warmth

Fast Drying

Compressible

Lightweight

Highly Durable

Care Instructions

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

What to Make

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

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Pantone Colours.

Using a Pantone Colour Match card, we get the following matches for our brightly coloured Alpha Direct. PLEASE NOTE: All monitors display colours differently and we do not guarantee that the pantone colour codes given are an exact match for the fabric. Using the Pantone Colour Match Card is a new feature for us and therefore not every fabric has been colour matched.

Flamingo = Pantone 7637C

Blaze = could not get a good match, it's a carrot orange

Twilight = Pantone 19-4120tcx

Moonlit Ocean = Pantone 19-4021tcx

Medieval Blue = Pantone 19-3933tcx

Castor Grey = Pantone 18-0510tcx

Slate = Pantone 18-4005tcx

Teak = Pantone 19-0617

Serenity = Pantone 15-3919

Eggplant = Pantone 19-2118 TCX

Grey = Pantone 18-0000 TCX

Spanish Olive = Pantone 16-0526 TCX

Storm Cloud = Pantone 15-4307 TCX 

Blue Quartz = Pantone 19-3964 TCX

Light Grey 4028 = Pantone 14-4102 TCX

Anthracite 4028 = Pantone 19-4007 TCX

Balsam 4028 = Pantone 19-5004 TCX (a very grey green)

Navy 4028 = Pantone 19-4021 TCX (more navy blue than Moonlit Ocean)

Moonlit Ocean 4028 = Pantone 19-4122 TCX

Hawaiian Surf 4004 = Pantone 18-4538 TCX

Coyote 4004 = Pantone 19-0622

Olive Grey 4004 = Pantone 14-6308 TCX

Grey 4004 = Pantone 16-5101 TCX

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