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Men's Alpha Aura Jacket

Men's Alpha Aura Jacket

Regular price $179.99 USD
Regular price $179.99 USD Sale price $179.99 USD
Color: Olive Olive Tobacco Black
Availability: Only 28 Left!

Trade Agreements Act Compliant
Designed in Seattle. Imported.

Feature overview


Utilizes carefully chosen lightweight fabrics to significantly reduce the effort needed for use.

Thermal Management

Specifically designed to regulate temperature by utilizing specific fabrics or insulation in targeted areas.

Recycled Content

Contains insulation or fabrics partially made from recycled materials.


Intentionally designed and constructed to be highly packable.


Built with the innovative Polartec® Alpha® Direct fabric, this jacket is perfect for high-intensity outdoor activities such as hiking, mountaineering, Downhill, and Nordic skiing. The breathable lofted-knit fleece fabric helps to regulate warmth through a wide range of temperatures and environments. The lightweight construction and high compressibility make it ideal for backpackers and travelers alike. The soft, breathable fabric reduces friction while layering under a shell, enabling greater ease of movement. DWR Ripstop hood and shoulder panels add extra warmth and protection against the elements.


Technical Features

  • Active Insulation - Regulates Warmth Through a Wide Range of Physical Activities
  • Breathable Lofted-Knit Fleece Fabric
  • Water-resistant, Ripstop Hood and Shoulder Panels
  • Hydrophobic, Fast Drying, Moisture Wicking
  • Lightweight Construction
  • Highly Compressible

Design Details

  • Built for Layering: Reduced Friction when Worn with a Shell
  • YKK VISLON Self-Lubricating Center Front Zipper
  • Elastic Drawcord Hem

Pocket Details

  • 2 Secured Zippered Hand Pockets
  • 2 Internal Shove-It Pockets

Hood Details

  • 20-Denier Nylon Micro Ripstop Fabric
  • C0 DWR (Durable Water Repellant) Treatment

Fabric Details

  • Polartec® Alpha® Direct Insulation
  • USA-Made Fabric
  • 186 Grams per Meter Squared
  • Warmest, Thickest Version


  • Body 100% Polyester
  • Overlays: 100% Nylon

Care Instructions

  • Secure all Fasteners and Zippers
  • Machine Wash Warm, Gentle Cycle
  • Do Not Bleach
  • Tumble Dry Low
  • Cool Iron if Needed
  • Do Not Dry Clean


  • Certified STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX® (Tested for Harmful Substances)
  • 54% Recycled Content
  • C0 DWR (Durable Water RepellantTreatment

Style Number

  • L3-M106-F23
  • WEIGHT: 13.4 oz. | 381 Grams
  • Made in Vietnam
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Men's Alpha Aura Jacket
Regular price $179.99 USD
Regular price $179.99 USD Sale price $179.99 USD
Active Insulation

Polartec® Alpha® Direct Insulation

Lightweight, breathable, quick drying fabric provides ideal warmth for high output activities such as hiking, backpacking, skiing, biking, and mountaineering. The highly compressible insulation is sustainably produced in the USA from 54% recycled content.

Reinforced Hood and Shoulders

Durable 20 denier ripstop overlay paneling on the hood and shoulders for added functionality with heavy packs. Panels are treated with a sustainable C0 (100% PFC Free) DWR (Durable Water Repellency) to protect from light rain and to retain warmth.

Built for Layering

Can be worn as a stand-alone jacket or used as a force multiplier for warmth when combined with a protective outer wind or rain shell. Reduced friction between layers allows for increased range of mobility.

Customer Reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Paul Howard
Best Light Fleece

I took a trip to Africa and was limited to only 33lbs of luggage with all my camera gear and clothes. I wanted a jacket that was light, looked good, breathed, and comfy. This checked all the boxes. Was perfect for this trip and fit all my future backpacking and hiking trips in the future. Might need to be et a different color and make it 2.


Awesome Jacket

Versatile, stylish, comfortable

I have been wearing the heck out of this jacket since I first got it. I have had other jackets made with Polartec Alpha in the past, but this one has been superior because the design is better (love the pockets) and the hardware is more robust (great zippers). If I could change one thing, I would choose a quieter face fabric for the reinforced hood and shoulders. The face fabric is very loud in my ears, especially when I have the hood up. I gave this five stars anyway because it just feels so good to wear it. Bottom line - on a recent trip to Minnesota, it is the only jacket I brought.

Don Pasley
Love this jacket

This is not my first Alfa Direct garment. However it is the best. I can wear this alone in the low 40s while hiking and be comfortable. If there is a breeze a very light windbreaker over this jacket and be comfortable to the mid 30s. This also has pockets and shoulder pads. What’s not to like.

Regular size is too long

Bought this as a heavier alpha material mid layer for colder days when my thinner ones are a bit too light. However, I’ve noticed something with Beyond’s sizing. Despite the size charts matching most outdoor retailers, Beyond’s jackets tend to ride very low on the hips. This especially so-it’s down to my inseam. Way too wide around the middle, too. I bought a regular large (my usual Beyond size). I’m 5’8” and about 170lbs and 31in waist. I don’t think a medium would fit my arms or chest and would end up being constricting. Agree with other reviews noting how it bunches up underneath layers. It’s kind of frustrating, especially seeing the way it fits on the ectomorphic models. Had the same problem on some other Beyond products, but inconsistently so. Overall, nice quality alpha jacket, but sizing isn’t for athletic builds.