Polartec Alpha Hoody w/pockets?
Jan 12, 2022 at 11:49 am #3736738Michael SirofchuckBPL Member
@mr_squishyLocale: Great Wet North
I am looking for a Polartec Alpha Hoody with hand warmer pockets/pouch, but unshelled. I’ve done some searching but it’s cumbersome. Thanks.Jan 12, 2022 at 11:53 am #3736739matthew kModerator
Vado UL has posted photos of a couple on IG. Chat him up, I’m guessing he will make whatever you want.Jan 12, 2022 at 1:51 pm #3736744Ken LarsonBPL Member
@kenlarsonLocale: Western Michigan
What are the various layer combination and methods one would use the Polartec Alpha …..with or without pockets or hoods?Jan 12, 2022 at 4:30 pm #3736767HaikuBPL Member
I have one by FarPointe. I was looking for one without a pocket/pouch, but it’s what I found for sale on geartrade. TBH it’s so light I feel like the weight is neglibile (whhaaaat? on UL?) but it’s probably good for warming up my core, giving a little extra layer there. The whole thing is 60 alpha.
I can wholeheartedly recommend FarPointe, and Vado UL was also high up on my list of what I’d buy. Everyone seems to love Senchi too.Jan 12, 2022 at 8:07 pm #3736790Iago VazquezBPL Member
@iagoLocale: Boston & Galicia, Spain
Timmermade does custom work…Jan 13, 2022 at 7:19 am #3736797Tjaard BreeuwerBPL Member
@tjaardLocale: Minnesota, USA
The concern I would have with a pure Alpha Hoody with pockets, is that the fabric is both very light, not very strong, and stuff catches on is quite easily.
So, anything you put in the pockets will really pull the garment down, and durability of the pockets would also be a question.
If you are only looking for handwarmer pockets, than it would probably work ok.Jan 13, 2022 at 12:32 pm #3736838Mole JBPL Member
Norrona do a hybrid Alpha and grid fleece hoody.
I have an older version. It’s still going strong after 3 winters. Pockets are backed with a mesh type fabric.
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