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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
ColorOlive Tobacco Black
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Men's Alpha Aura Jacket
Regular price $179.99 USD
Regular price $179.99 USD Sale price $179.99 USD
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.
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

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WILLIAM HARNER
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.

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Brandon C
Very nice, but can be hard to layer

I love insulation that can breathe very well and this definitely does that. My main experience so far has been to put this on as a mid-layer to add extra warmth, it has been below freezing lately. Cold air will definitely go right through this jacket, and that is what I personally want - I can easily take on/off an outer layer to block wind/rain while this gives me something cozy close to my skin that helps keep down sweat.

There is a big downside I've experienced with this jacket so far - the material easily grabs onto other layers and rides up my arms. When wearing alone the sleeves rest halfway down the backside of my hand and the material has some stretch on top of that - which I think is perfect. But after wearing even for a short time it will ride up halfway my forearm until the wrist of the sleeve gets too tight to go any farther. Being cold and having something tight reducing circulation is not a good idea.

I am going to try to add a thumb loop to mine to help hold it down. Otherwise this jacket will drive me crazy unless I am wearing particular other layers that slide better over this material (or wear it more stand-alone). It may also be helpful if they added the thin ripstop material they are using along the outside of the sleeves to reduce the friction somewhat. It would also aid a little with light rain, wind, etc while still remaining very breathable where it counts the most.

The other layers I have used with this so far were other Beyond products. The A5 fleece-lined Rig jacket, and two different long-sleeve baselayers from them as well. I am not sure if the main culprit is it grabbing onto the baselayer, the jacket, or if both are needed.

Perhaps when wearing this with a shell that isn't fleece-lined on the inside it will slide better and this will not happen. I will try that out soon.

Quotes from product description:
"The soft, breathable fabric reduces friction while layering under a shell, enabling greater ease of movement."

"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."

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Daniel Meneses
The nicest lightweight jacket ever!! MEN'S ALPHA AURA JACKET

Provides warmth but is not too hot. High quality materials with a great look. I have received multiple compliments in the first few weeks wearing the jacket. Highly recommend!!

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Will
Men’s Alpha Aura Jacket

I am a fan of Polartec Alpha and have several clothing items with it, with 60, 90, 120 and now the 186 grams per meter squared version with the Alpha Aura. I like the feel of the fabric and the heat management of the active insulation and am aware that there is little wind, rain, or snow protection without a shell, but I am good with that. I like the shoulder and hood nylon reinforcement protections. I am 5’10”, 175 lbs and ordered Large, which works for me. The arm length is slightly long, but not an issue. Body size for me accommodates a base layer with some space that I prefer. I have a RAB in Large that fits much tighter and have used as a base layer, but I prefer the additional room of the Alpha Aura. I had wish there had been additional color selections for Men’s and chose the Black, but have ended up liking. I had looked at the Alpha Aura Jacket initially, but thought pricing was too high, but took advantage of the Thanksgiving period sale.

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David
Perfect for the PNW

Excellent fit and craftsmanship. Much better than some SF based companies! Wink wink.