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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.
|Color ||Charcoal Heather|
|Width ||58" (147.32 CM)|
|Weight ||4.5 oz/yd 2 (152.58 g/m 2)|
|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 |
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