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Stretch Alpha L5 Jacket

Stretch Alpha L5 Jacket

Regular price $149.99 USD
Regular price $149.99 USD Sale price $149.99 USD
ColorRanger Green Manatee Grey Navy
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Made in the USA.
Berry Amendment Compliant.

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Stretch Alpha L5 Jacket
Regular price $149.99 USD
Regular price $149.99 USD Sale price $149.99 USD
3 LAYERS OF TECHNICAL PERFORMANCE
The Stretch Alpha L5 Jacket is one of the most versatile jackets that Beyond Clothing offers. Proudly made in the USA, the L5 Jacket delivers 3 technical performance layers that all support moisture management. Including a water repellent and durable Tweave® nylon softshell, thermal regulating Polartec® Alpha® insulation, and a moisture wicking inner fleece lining. The Stretch Alpha Jacket will keep you protected from the cold and wet during activities such as hiking, backpacking, camping and more.

INTERNAL WICKING

The inner fabric made of Polartec® Power Grid® Fleece provides moisture wicking properties to keep you dry while engaging in activities that generate body perspiration.

BODY WARMING INSULATION

Polartec® Alpha® Insulation makes up the middle layer which continues to support moisture transport to the outermost layer while providing breathable warmth that will help regulate a comfortable body temperature.

WET CLIMATE PROTECTION

The outer most layer is a softshell fabric made of Tweave® Durastretch® Nylon which has quick drying properties and is treated with DWR coating that supports protection from light rain.

Customer Reviews

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Aiden O
Great price to performance.

I've had the Alpha for a couple months now, all great experiences with it.
The Alpha's fleece lining makes it comfortable on bare skin for quick outings where you don't want to layer up, it's DWR treatment makes sure that, even if you don't have a rain layer, your adventure wont be ruined with light rains, it's great at preventing the wind chills that typically phase right thru layers such as these while remaining breathable, and it has served me greatly to temperatures of ~30F alone.
Some bonuses are the fact that the Alpha has four pockets unmodified-all of which are fleece lined and protected just as you are-along with the fact that it can fit helmets somewhat decently, though don't expect to be wearing an Opscore that's fully built out.

Overall, I love the Alpha. I think that it performs extremely well for it's price and I'm quite happy with my purchase.

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B.P.
Great breathable, insulated mid-layer

I'll start off saying that this jacket is an excellent buy for the price and I recommend it. I'd compare it to a lightly insulated Arc'teryx Gamma MX. It does fall short in terms of some details that you see with jackets like the Gamma.

Fit - I find this jacket to fit about a half size large. I am 6'1", 190 lbs, 42" chest, 32" waist, and went with the medium after trying the large. For reference, I am a standard large in Outdoor Research and a large in Arc'teryx, although I can take a medium in the latter for more relaxed jackets. I own another Beyond jacket in large and it fits most similar to the medium Alpha. The large Alpha was too wide through the midsection and about an inch too long. It seems to be sized as an outer layer, but I prefer to wear it as a mid layer because I feel like that makes the best use of the grid fleece lining. The chest, shoulders, and sleeve length fit very well. The upper chest in particular is patterned very well, and does not restrict movement at all, especially once you factor in the stretch of the fabric. The hem falls at about belt-buckle level, which is a hair shorter than I like it. The hood is well sized and the single rear adjustment works well; I am glad there is no aperture adjustment because I prefer the elastic edge. My only complaint fit-wise is the sleeve diameter. They do not really taper from the elbow down, so the cuff is quite wide and it tends to work its way out from under my shell jacket. This issue is exasperated by the generous sleeve length. The cuff circumference could probably be reduced by at least a half inch and still be more than adequate.

Fabric - I really like the materials used in this jacket. It actually displaced several of my Arc'teryx insulated jackets because it feels so much tougher. The outer fabric is a true softshell with ample stretch, unlike the static nylon ripstop used in things like the Atom or Proton. The DWR is also excellent for a jacket in this category. It breathes very well, but this also means that it doesn't do much for wind. I am always a fan of Polartec Alpha insulation and this jacket is no exception. I am also a fan of the grid fleece lining. I typically don't like fleece in the sleeves of jackets because it makes layering a pain, but this one slides over other layers fine. It doesn't have that "sleeping bag" feel like a lot of puffy jackets, but I think that's better for breathability, which is one of this jacket's strong suits.

Details - This is where I feel that this jacket falls short, and with some small changes could totally punch above its price range. First, the lack of a zipper garage on the main zipper. The zipper lands at the perfect spot on the tip of the chin, but is uncomfortable because its uncovered. The zipper pull also came off the main zipper pretty quickly, but I don't like big zipper pulls anyway. Secondly, the interior chest pockets are huge. Some people may like this, but they extend all the way under your arm, so if you're carrying stuff in them it can really slide around a lot. I have this same gripe with my Beyond Ventum pants. The hand pockets are fine. Lastly, the rear hole where the hood adjustment exits is done like a button hole, rather than with a grommet. I think a grommet would be far more durable and a bit cleaner looking. As far as aesthetics go, I think reversing the main zipper would also look, in addition to durability benefits.

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Anonymous
Great Jacket

I can stay warm, dry, and protected while on the move.

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Dustin Huntsman
Great Jacket

The jacket is comfortable in a variety of conditions. It works as a mid layer or outer layer. The quality is excellent.

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Anonymous
nice softshell jakcet

nice jacket