weve talked about this for a long time now, and early protos are now being tested.
the concept is straightforward; a single body-conforming layer that moves with you, insulates like a midlayer, breathes effortlessly, vents ahead of overheating and sheds snow, ain and wind. the demands for such clothing are broad, and until now haven’t really been possible – some pieces have been there but other parts of the puzzle have always failed. weve always had stretch, but not stretch insulation. weve always had water resistant insulation, but it didnt breath. weve always had weather resistant fabrics, but they didnt vent properly.
testing new ideas; Alpha insulation and Alpha-specific Powershield Pro being trialled as part of the Second Skin Project.
by developing fabrics intentionally to work as a system, Polartec is putting out layers that go together seamlessly. Alpha is now available in 4 versions, along with various facings including a new generation of 2-layer Powershield developed specially for the job thats incredibly tough and light. plus a new range of baselayer fabrics that take wicking to new levels, thus allowing the layer over it to function better.
four versions of Alpha: 60, 80, 100 and 120gm/m2