Alpha Tech Jacket

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Our Alpha Tech Jacket uses state-of-the-art hybrid technology from Polartec® to get the best of all worlds: active insulation that regulates your core temperature during both dynamic and static activities. This jacket features a perfect marriage of Polartec® Wind Pro® fabric in the sleeves, hood, and side panels with Alpha® insulating panels on the front and back of the main body. The result is a versatile garment that releases excess body heat and moisture during high-exertion periods, without the need for core vents or pit zips. If you can't be bothered to keep adding and shedding layers as conditions change, then this is your jacket. 
Other features include a streamlined hood, thumbholes on the sleeves, two zippered hand pockets, two internal pouch pockets, and a protective strip behind the main front zip. This is a very durable and versatile piece that is especially easy to care for: just give it a rinse, shake it out, and it'll dry in no time.
Made in USA by Ragged Mountain.

Alpha Tech Jacket

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Ragged Mountain's Alpha Tech jacket is built on the proven template of our popular Col III jacket, but it incorporates Polartec's® cutting-edge Alpha® insulation technology to really boost the versatility. Developed for the US Special Forces, this Alpha® fabric is a thin, quilted insulation that employs thermal regulation properties to adapt to changing environments and levels of activity. Using patented low density fibers between air-permeable, woven layers, Polartec® has succeeded in taking the idea of "active insulation" from concept to reality. 
So now, instead of piling on and stripping off a variety of different layers throughout your day, you just need to grab our Alpha Tech and head out into the field. This jacket will adapt to whatever activity you choose, and provide the proper degree of wind resistance, breathability, insulation, and water repellency as conditions change. 
Like the Col III, our Alpha Tech jacket uses Polartec® Wind Pro® for the hood, sleeves, and stretchy side panels. We haven't forgotten the other key features, like a pair of cut-in handwarmer pockets with security zippers, two internal pouch pockets for added cargo storage, and thumbholes on the generously-cut sleeves to seal that annoying gap between your cuff and your gloves. The base hem is slightly elastic to keep things from flapping about, and we cut it a little longer in the back to eliminate the gap that can appear when you bend over to lace your boots or adjust your crampons. Plus, the sculpted hood is tailored to fit neatly beneath a hardhat or helmet without reducing flexibility or visibility. 
This Alpha Tech jacket combines the many years of design improvements we've made at Ragged Mountain with Polartec's® advanced developments in fabric technology to give you a smart-looking jacket that is functional beyond anyone's expectations. You'll be amazed at the extra space you'll have in your pack when you yank about four of those superfluous layers out of there and slip in just this thin one instead. And when you head outside, you'll suddenly understand why the US military jumped onboard with these technologies so enthusiastically. 
Made in USA by Ragged Mountain. 

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