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Alpine Pro Jacket

 

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Alpine Pro Jacket

Manufacturer: Lowe Alpine

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Page By: GuitarWIzard

Created/Edited: May 27, 2002 / May 27, 2002

Object ID: 319

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Function comes first in this lightweight technical jacket designed and built without compromise for the serious mountaineer.

High-performance, direct-lined Triplepoint® Ceramic fabric with AIMMS® moisture management and Dry Yarn™ Technology - lightweight, waterproof, enhanced breathability.



Inner mesh security pocket.



2 chest pockets with vertical front zippers - rapid access unaffected by pack harness.



Swivel sight hood - rotates freely to eliminate blind spots.



Watershed seamless shoulders - high protection/low wear under pack harness.



Articulated elbows and ‘reach high’ sleeves - won’t hinder arm movement on technical terrain.



Extra-long, 2-way pit zips with double storm flaps - ventilate key underarm/chest areas.



Adjustable cuffs with gussets - for additional venting.



Flexigrab cuff tabs - easy to use when wearing mitts.



2-way front zipper with double storm-flap and intermittent hook/loop closure - for rapid response to changes in weather or activity level.



Elasticized drawcord at waist and hem - minimize heat loss in extreme cold conditions.



Mesh stuff sack - for compact storage.

26.4oz (750gms)



S, M, L, XL



BODY; Triplepoint® Ceramic Nylon Ripstop 4.2oz/y² (120g/m²), direct lined with AIMMS® moisture management and Dry Yarn™ Technology

SHOULDERS; Triplepoint® Ceramic Nylon 4.9oz/y2 (140g/m2), direct lined with AIMMS® and Dry Yarn™ Technology

TRIM; Triplepo










Reviews

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gavinjdUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Bought this jacket during the summer, and have used it in Ireland (wind, heavy rain!), Scotland (sub zero, wind, snow), and Peru (humid, rainy cloudforest and also sub-zero high altitude glacier travel). Coped extremely well with all conditions.



As it's a single layered jacket you don't get any ice-up, as with two-layered jackets. It's very breathable, and the pit zips are *very* generous, which helps a lot. It's very much a technical jacket, so there are only two map pockets with strong velcro, so backpackers might prefer something with handier pockets. There is a very good hood with a wide, stiff brim. One point I especially like is that all the drawcords are secured to the jacket, so no flapping cords, and the adjustment things (what are they called?) are always in the same place. One very minor irritation is the lack of a convenient place to tie on a compass!



I think they've changed the name of the jacket this year (not sure what to).
Posted Jan 7, 2003 7:18 am

Nikolas_AUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

I have one some four years now. It has god ventilation and woks great with a helmet, pack or harness. Its breathability is not as good as Gore-Tex but still good enough.

I bought it because at that time it was the lightest technical jacket and because Triple Point Ceramic was said to outlast Gore-tex.

It has performed great all these years, altough newer models have become lighter and newer batches of Gore-Tex seem to have overcome the ageing problem.

Since it has provided very durable (and I've seen climbers with TPC jackets so old their style looks odd, but are still working great), I think I will only replace it if I manage to rip it
Posted Dec 19, 2003 10:54 am

J FoxA great (but slightly heavy) jacket

Voted 5/5

I have one of these for a number of years now. Some of the more modern jackets are lighter but I still hold on to this one as it's suited me so well. It's been up Rainier and Mont Blanc in bad weather and held me in good stead. I find that the flexes well for climbing and it is definitely weather proof. I've used it quite a bit over the past 7 years or so and it is still in great condition.
Posted Jul 2, 2007 6:40 am

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