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With far better breathability than a micro grid fleece, our Alpha Direct Hoodie keeps you toasty warm at camp, but allows for greater air flow while climbing peaks, preventing you from overheating. At 4.5 oz for a size Medium, it's a lighter and more packable option than typical fleece pullovers.
***NEW*** Hoodie version 1.3 changelog:
-slightly widened forearm area to allow you to roll up the sleeves more
-decreased wrist elastic tightness even more compared to v1.2
-increased hood opening to allow you to put the hood up/down more easily
-shifted hood opening further up the forehead to prevent it pulling down over eyebrows
-sewn in Dyneema size and branding patch to replace embroidered logo
Note: The 90 gsm weight Hoodies are slightly see-thru. Not enough to be an issue in public but you can decide that for yourself from the pics
Great as a standalone layer for shoulder season use, the Ultralight Alpha Direct 90 Hoodie can be paired with a puffy when the temp drops.
Our hoodie features a form-fitting balaclava style hood, perfect for chilly mornings and sleep systems without a mummy hood. Ditch the beanie! The hood acts as a great gaiter when worn down around the neck. All seams are flat-locked for added durability and to prevent seam-rubbing or chafing. Minimalist elastic cuffs and hood opening help keep the weight of the garment low.
To help offset the effects of Microplastic Pollution
, wash your Alpha Direct Hoodie and other fleece gear in a Microplastic Wash Bag. We offer one here
but Guppyfriend or Costco bags work just as well.
Wear a base layer and measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest. Choose your hoodie size based on chest girth and preference.
Hoodies run slightly large in the upper arm.
If you intend on wearing a layer underneath, choose the size that best matches your chest girth.
If you intend on wearing this next to skin, as a base layer, size down.
For example; I am 6'0" and weigh 170 lbs. I have a 40" chest. I would choose a size Medium hoodie if I wanted to wear a hiking shirt underneath, or a size Small if I was wearing it next to my skin and wanted a tighter fit.
Extra Extra Small: fits chests up to 36" / 91.4 cm
Extra Small: fits chests up to 37" / 94 cm
Small: fits chests up to 38" / 96.5 cm
Medium: fits chests up to 40" / 101.6 cm
Large: fits chests up to 42" / 106.7 cm
Extra Large: fits chests up to 44" / 112 cm
2XL: fits chests up to 46" / 117 cm
3XL: fits chests up to 48" / 122 cm
Model in photos is 6'1", 175 lbs with a 42" chest and is wearing a size Medium.
Extra Extra Small: 4.1 oz / 116 g
Extra Small: 4.2 oz / 119 g
Small: 4.3 oz / 122 g
Medium: 4.5 oz / 128 g
Large: 4.6 oz / 130 g
Extra Large: 4.8 oz / 136 g
Polartec Alpha Direct 90 in Mica
20% side-to-side, 15% lengthwise
78% Recycled content
Form-fitting balaclava style hood
Flat-locked low profile seams
Minimalist stretch cuffs + hood
Machine wash cold on Delicates
Use optional Microplastic Wash Bag
Drip-dry in shade
Do not wash on Heavy Duty
Do not wash on hot or tap-warm
Do not iron
Do not use fabric softener
Do not bleach
Avoid thorns & things that could snag garment
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*Email us for sizing questions.
*Repairs will be assessed on a case by case basis and are generally possible.