Alpha Hoodie Mens
The ultralight, wind resistant, thermally efficient Alpha Hoodie heralds a new era for mid-layer garments. It uses a combination of two technical fabrics, a Japanese woven, air permeable/wind resistant, nylon outer and a USA knitted Polartec® Alpha®, polyester liner.
The Alpha® Fabric was created for the special armed forces wanting breathability and reliable warmth during their start-stop physical activities in a wide variety of temperature extremes. Polartec® Alpha® attaches resilient loft fibres to a durable mesh core to create a heat capturing string singlet like fabric.
For the past 3 decades standard double sided brushed polar fleece fabric has been the performance mainstay for a mid-layer. Renowned for its breathability, warmth and fast drying performance the Alpha Hoodie surpasses these properties improving lightness, wind resistance, and compressibility in storage.
Importantly the Alpha Hoodie when worn under a waterproof/breathable outer layer will not hinder its breathability. The wearer remains comfortable and dry with no moisture build in the underlying base and mid-layers no matter the wearers physical activity.
The versatility of the Alpha Hoodie is unmatched. It can be used as a mid-layer garment under a waterproof/breathable outer garment or, in dry conditions, as a multipurpose all-in-one outder layer.
Prices in NZD
- Elasticated hem with adjustable cinch cords for front and back adjustment
- Lightweight, Air-Permeable Shell
- Secure Zipped Chest and Hand Pockets
- Form-Fitting Hood
- Regular fit
- Alpha liner dyed charcoal to speed up drying when washed in the outdoors
- 436 grams for Size Large
Proudly made in New Zealand
Earth Sea Sky was formed in December 1990 when David teamed up with clothing designer, Sydney Mulligan. Between them they had more than 25 years experience in New Zealand’s outdoor clothing industry. This experience in design, production and sales was used to fill a growing need in the market for outdoor clothing that combined comfort, style and performance. David and Sydney introduced designs and colours that linked function and performance with great fit, attention to detail and fashion. Their first range of 20 garments included tramping jackets, oilskins, waterproof ski wear, 60/40 anorak windshells and Polartec thermal fleeces.
Since then, most of New Zealand’s outdoor clothing brands have taken their production offshore. Earth Sea Sky is committed to remaining New Zealand made. The Ellis family believes this is vital in maintaining the brand’s consistent quality and uniqueness.