{"id":2537211527253,"title":"Polartec ® Alpha Insulation 4409 Fabric 1.8 oz\/sqyd | 61 gsm","handle":"polartec-®-alpha-insulation-fabric","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAlpha® 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.\u003c!-- split --\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\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlpha is intended to be used as a sandwich layer, with a water repellent face fabric and a light liner.  You can choose whatever fabrics you like, but we recommend one of the shell fabrics such as \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/neoshell\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Polartec Neoshell Waterproof Soft Shell Fabric\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eNeoshell\u003c\/a\u003e, or one of the very water repellent breathables such as \u003ca href=\"\/products\/hyvent-dt\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Nike Hyvent Water Repellent Softshell Fabric\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eNIKE Hi-Vent\u003c\/a\u003e...both of which we have in our \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/technical-performance-softshell-fabrics\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Waterproof Windproof Softshell Fabrics for Outerwear Jackets and Pants\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eSoft Shell Collection\u003c\/a\u003e.  For a liner, use either a light breathable or for moisture-wicking, choose Polartec \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/power-dry\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Polartec Power Dry Wicking Base Layer Fabrics\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePower Dry\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/power-grid\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Polartec Power Grid Wicking Base Layer Fabrics Moisture Management\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePower Grid\u003c\/a\u003e.  Both do an amazing job. We sell those too, of course!   There is no limit to the combinations you can use.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWatch this video to find out how Polartec® Alpha® works!  \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/youtu.be\/svEDqcpa-Wg\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ehttps:\/\/youtu.be\/svEDqcpa-Wg\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\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=quw9G52qJvA\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eREVIEW\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe also offer Alpha® Direct, which doesn't need a liner!  It's an all in one.  Here'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\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eHERE\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\u003e58\" wide\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e1.8 oz\/sqyd | 61 gsm\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e2-way stretch:  30% side-to-side   \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 chlorine 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 a sandwich insulation in any garment to be worn during activities in colder weather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e","published_at":"2019-04-24T15:58:25-07:00","created_at":"2019-04-24T16:02:22-07:00","vendor":"Discovery Fabrics","type":"","tags":["Shop By Activity_Cycling","Shop By Activity_Hiking","Shop By Activity_Outerwear","Shop By Activity_Running","Shop By Activity_Skiing","Shop By Brand_Polartec","Shop By Properties_Breathable","Shop By Properties_Insulation","Shop By Properties_Quick Drying","Shop By Season_Fall","Shop By Season_Spring","Shop By Season_Winter"],"price":1500,"price_min":1500,"price_max":1500,"available":true,"price_varies":false,"compare_at_price":null,"compare_at_price_min":0,"compare_at_price_max":0,"compare_at_price_varies":false,"variants":[{"id":22251366219861,"title":"Black","option1":"Black","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":true,"name":"Polartec ® Alpha Insulation 4409 Fabric 1.8 oz\/sqyd | 61 gsm - Black","public_title":"Black","options":["Black"],"price":1500,"weight":200,"compare_at_price":null,"inventory_management":null,"barcode":""}],"images":["\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0076\/7318\/4341\/products\/polartec_alpha_hero_664603e0-b79f-4e1b-a59f-3440b4bf1b54.jpg?v=1568827843","\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0076\/7318\/4341\/products\/Alpha_rev_bd973949-e830-4f0f-9fa1-95bb4441d42a.jpg?v=1568827843"],"featured_image":"\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0076\/7318\/4341\/products\/polartec_alpha_hero_664603e0-b79f-4e1b-a59f-3440b4bf1b54.jpg?v=1568827843","options":["Color"],"content":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003eAlpha® 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.\u003c!-- split --\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\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAlpha is intended to be used as a sandwich layer, with a water repellent face fabric and a light liner.  You can choose whatever fabrics you like, but we recommend one of the shell fabrics such as \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/neoshell\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Polartec Neoshell Waterproof Soft Shell Fabric\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eNeoshell\u003c\/a\u003e, or one of the very water repellent breathables such as \u003ca href=\"\/products\/hyvent-dt\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Nike Hyvent Water Repellent Softshell Fabric\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eNIKE Hi-Vent\u003c\/a\u003e...both of which we have in our \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/technical-performance-softshell-fabrics\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Waterproof Windproof Softshell Fabrics for Outerwear Jackets and Pants\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eSoft Shell Collection\u003c\/a\u003e.  For a liner, use either a light breathable or for moisture-wicking, choose Polartec \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/power-dry\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Polartec Power Dry Wicking Base Layer Fabrics\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePower Dry\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/power-grid\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Polartec Power Grid Wicking Base Layer Fabrics Moisture Management\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePower Grid\u003c\/a\u003e.  Both do an amazing job. We sell those too, of course!   There is no limit to the combinations you can use.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWatch this video to find out how Polartec® Alpha® works!  \u003ca href=\"https:\/\/youtu.be\/svEDqcpa-Wg\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ehttps:\/\/youtu.be\/svEDqcpa-Wg\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\u003cspan\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/watch?v=quw9G52qJvA\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eREVIEW\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eWe also offer Alpha® Direct, which doesn't need a liner!  It's an all in one.  Here'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\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eHERE\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\u003e58\" wide\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e1.8 oz\/sqyd | 61 gsm\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e2-way stretch:  30% side-to-side   \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 chlorine 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 a sandwich insulation in any garment to be worn during activities in colder weather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e"}

Polartec ® Alpha Insulation 4409 Fabric 1.8 oz/sqyd | 61 gsm

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Product Description

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.

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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 is intended to be used as a sandwich layer, with a water repellent face fabric and a light liner.  You can choose whatever fabrics you like, but we recommend one of the shell fabrics such as Neoshell, or one of the very water repellent breathables such as NIKE Hi-Vent...both of which we have in our Soft Shell Collection.  For a liner, use either a light breathable or for moisture-wicking, choose Polartec Power Dry or Power Grid.  Both do an amazing job. We sell those too, of course!   There is no limit to the combinations you can use.

Watch this video to find out how Polartec® Alpha® works!  https://youtu.be/svEDqcpa-Wg

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

REVIEW

We also offer Alpha® Direct, which doesn't need a liner!  It's an all in one.  Here's a video link showing a well known manufacturers jacket that features Alpha® Direct: HERE

 

100% Polyester

58" wide

1.8 oz/sqyd | 61 gsm

2-way stretch:  30% side-to-side   

Advanced Breathability

Regulates Warmth

Fast Drying

Compressible

Lightweight

Highly Durable

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

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

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