{"id":2537214607445,"title":"Polartec ® Alpha Direct Insulation 4004 Fabric 2.5 oz\/sqyd | 85 gsm","handle":"polartec-®-alpha-insulation-fabric-4-75-oz","description":"\u003cp\u003e\u003cspan\u003ePolartec\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e®\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e Alpha\u003c\/span\u003e\u003cspan\u003e 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.\u003c!-- split --\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. 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. 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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\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\u003e 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\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\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003e\u003cspan style=\"color: #ff0000;\"\u003eREVIEW\u003c\/span\u003e\u003c\/a\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\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\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\u003cp\u003e \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 insulation in any garment to be worn during activities in colder weather.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- \/TABS --\u003e"}

Polartec ® Alpha Direct Insulation 4004 Fabric 2.5 oz/sqyd | 85 gsm

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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.

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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.

Watch this video to find out how Polartec® Alpha® works!  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

59" wide

2.5 oz/sqyd | 85 gsm

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

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

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