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Polartec® Alpha® Direct with Wool 4048

$30.00 /yd

Polartec® Alpha® Direct with Wool 4048

$30.00 /yd

425 yards in stock

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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. This variant is made with wool to wick moisture (i.e. sweat) away from you even faster.

    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

    Regular 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 (4 season), base layers, mittens, socks, beanies, and other lightweight apparel. Polartec code 4048. 63% Polyester, 33% Wool, 4%  Nylon

    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.

  • Product Details
    Color Charcoal Heather
    Width 58" (147.32 CM)
    Weight 4.5 oz/yd 2  (152.58 g/m 2)
    Tapeable No
    Bondable No
    Thread/Needle Recommendations: Serger Highly Recommended, Thread: Tera 80 / Tex 35, Mara 70 /Tex 40
    Needle: (Universal) 80/12, 90/14
    Finish/Coating Alpha Direct Dyed Solid
    OutdoorINK N/A

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Heather Pennie
Amazing layering fabric

This fabric provides incredible warmth for a very light weight. Easy to sew. I made an Alpha hoodie with it. Wool layer may pill slightly as this is intended as a lining /insulating fabric. Doesn't bother me since I wear it under shells or I do a quick lint roll. I will totally buy again for linings and layers.

Hey Heather! Polartec® Alpha® Direct with Wool 4048 is a great fabric that will keep you warm all through the winter! We would love to see your Alpha Hoodie if you would share it with us on Instagram! Thanks for the great review.

Joshua S
Warm and breathable

Made a hat out of this and it weighed 21g. Very breathable when moving and when stationary is warmer than a regular beanie.

We're glad to hear that you like the Polartec Alpha Direct with Wool! It's a great hat for those who want a warm and breathable option.