{"id":2537215262805,"title":"Polartec ® Alpha Insulation","handle":"polartec-alpha-insulation","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 Water Repellant Softshell 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 DT Water Repellent Breathable Softshell fabric\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eNIKE Hi-Vent...\u003c\/a\u003eboth of which we have in our Soft Shell Collection.  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 Base Layer Fabric\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePower Dry\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/power-grid\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Polartec Power Grid Breathable Wicking Baselayer Fabric\" 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\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4402 (white):\u003c\/strong\u003e 62\" wide, 2.9 oz\/sqyd | 98 gsm, 4-way stretch:  30% side-to-side  just 5% lengthwise \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4403 (white): \u003c\/strong\u003e62\" wide, 2.6 oz\/sqyd | 88 gsm, 4-way stretch: 40% side-to-side just 5% lengthwise\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4409 (black): \u003c\/strong\u003e58\" wide, 1.8 oz\/sqyd | 61 gsm, 2-way stretch: 30% side-to-side\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4418 (turquoise): \u003c\/strong\u003e58\" wide, 3.9 oz\/sqyd | 132 gsm, 2-way stretch: 20% 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 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":"2020-03-05T14:17:11-08:00","created_at":"2019-04-24T16:06:40-07:00","vendor":"Discovery Fabrics","type":"","tags":["DIM=39X26X5.5","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"],"price":1700,"price_min":1700,"price_max":1700,"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":22251385585749,"title":"White","option1":"White","option2":null,"option3":null,"sku":"","requires_shipping":true,"taxable":true,"featured_image":null,"available":false,"name":"Polartec ® Alpha Insulation - 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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 Water Repellant Softshell 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 DT Water Repellent Breathable Softshell fabric\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eNIKE Hi-Vent...\u003c\/a\u003eboth of which we have in our Soft Shell Collection.  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 Base Layer Fabric\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003ePower Dry\u003c\/a\u003e or \u003ca href=\"\/collections\/power-grid\" target=\"_blank\" title=\"Polartec Power Grid Breathable Wicking Baselayer Fabric\" 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\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4402 (white):\u003c\/strong\u003e 62\" wide, 2.9 oz\/sqyd | 98 gsm, 4-way stretch:  30% side-to-side  just 5% lengthwise \u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4403 (white): \u003c\/strong\u003e62\" wide, 2.6 oz\/sqyd | 88 gsm, 4-way stretch: 40% side-to-side just 5% lengthwise\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4409 (black): \u003c\/strong\u003e58\" wide, 1.8 oz\/sqyd | 61 gsm, 2-way stretch: 30% side-to-side\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eStyle 4418 (turquoise): \u003c\/strong\u003e58\" wide, 3.9 oz\/sqyd | 132 gsm, 2-way stretch: 20% 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 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

Color Disclaimer: Fabric images may not accurately represent color, texture, due to difference of monitors.

Product Description / Fabric Specs in Tabs Near Bottom Of Page

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.

Color
White
Turquoise Alpha 4418
White Alpha 4403
Black Alpha 4409
White Alpha 4402
$17.00 Per Yard
Maximum quantity available reached.
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

Style 4402 (white): 62" wide, 2.9 oz/sqyd | 98 gsm, 4-way stretch:  30% side-to-side  just 5% lengthwise 

Style 4403 (white): 62" wide, 2.6 oz/sqyd | 88 gsm, 4-way stretch: 40% side-to-side just 5% lengthwise

Style 4409 (black): 58" wide, 1.8 oz/sqyd | 61 gsm, 2-way stretch: 30% side-to-side

Style 4418 (turquoise): 58" wide, 3.9 oz/sqyd | 132 gsm, 2-way stretch: 20% side-to-side

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

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