If you’re in the market for new winter gear, you may consider buying a hardshell jacket from Alpha Clothing. Although it’s not cheap, Alpha’s hardshell is an excellent buy; it has a superior waterproof-breathable membrane and a convenient nylon stuff sack. In this Alpha Clothing review, we’ll look at the Alpha FL hardshell jacket, rated five stars on Nice local.
Alpha FL is a good value hardshell.
If you’re looking for a lightweight hardshell that provides excellent weather protection, the Alpha FL is a great choice. This jacket has an excellent fit and features exceptional engineering and design. It also boasts excellent breathability and dual outside pockets. It is also incredibly versatile and is an Editors’ Choice Award winner. Whether you need a hardshell for winter or travel, the Alpha FL is a great option.
The Alpha FL is a lightweight hardshell that’s made with GORE-TEX PRO. We reviewed this jacket in 2014, and it’s been updated and improved in the last three years. It now includes Cohaesive(tm) hem adjusters, which replace Hemlockers and direct the cord upwards.
The Alpha FL is lightweight and is over 10 ounces. It’s made of 3-layer Gore-Tex Pro material, which provides waterproofing and breathability. It also features Arc’teryx’s proprietary RS zipper sliders to eliminate vulnerable points where water can enter the jacket.
It uses a Gore-Tex Pro waterproof-breathable membrane.
Alpha Clothing uses a Gore-Tex PRO waterproof-breathable membrane in many of its garments. This lightweight, breathable membrane comprises two layers: a waterproof outer layer and an inner lining. The outer layer protects the inner layer from water and wind, and the inner lining provides thermal insulation. The waterproof-breathable membrane is highly durable and exceptionally lightweight.
Alpha Clothing uses a Gore-Tex PRO waterproof-breathable membrane to make its products waterproof and breathable. GORE-TEX PRO is an advanced waterproof-breathable membrane made from specially selected durable 70 to 200-denier face textiles with a solution-dyed Micro Grid backer. It’s also environmentally friendly, with recycled face fabrics.
Patagonia’s Alpha series jackets are durable and lightweight GORE-TEX PRO material. They also feature an embedded RECCO reflector for enhanced visibility during emergencies. Patagonia is transparent about the GORE-TEX materials it uses. One jacket in their Alpha line uses a 3-layer GORE-TEX Pro fabric and is Fair Trade Certified(r) sewn.
It comes with a handy nylon stuff sack.
The Alpha FL jacket comes with a handy nylon stuff sack, which adds just 0.3 ounces to the jacket’s weight. The stuff sack is handy when the jacket’s minimal design means it has to be removed frequently. A separate stuff sack also provides an extra barrier for the shell’s expensive material.