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Polartec® Alpha Direct is an evolution of the original Alpha insulation that eliminates the need for a backing fabric.
Alpha Direct can be worn directly against the skin or other fabric layers. This increases the breathability, reduces the overall garment weight, and allows for greater creative styling.
When it comes to performance, Alpha Direct has caught the attention of both bigger outdoor clothing companies and ultralight cottage gear makers with things like:
- High weight-to-warmth ratio
- Comfort across a wide range of temperatures
- Extremely fast-drying properties (we've seen it come out of the washer practically dry)
- Incredible ability to breathe
Alpha Direct does NOT have very good wind resistance by itself, but when coupled with a wind or rain jacket, it can also provide an impressive amount of heat retention.
Typical applications include pullovers/jackets (fall, summer, spring), mittens, socks, beanies, and other lightweight apparel. Polartec code 4004, 78% recycled polyester content.
*Alpha Direct 4004 is a lighter, thinner version of Alpha Direct 4008.
Sold by the linear yard. For example, enter a qty of "2" to receive two linear yards of fabric. *IMPORTANT* Up to 10 yds guaranteed continuous cut. Any orders above 10 yards will be split.