Alpine Flash Jacket


Page Type Gear Review
Object Title Alpine Flash Jacket
Manufacturer Lowe Alpine
Page By GuitarWIzard
Page Type May 27, 2002 / May 27, 2002
Object ID 318
Hits 3019
The definitive high mountain jacket, combining the very best in fabrics and features.
High-performance Triplepoint® Ceramic fabric with AIMMS® moisture management and Dry Yarn™ Technology - low weight, waterproof, enhanced breathability.

2 venting chest pockets with handwarmer linings - positioned so access unaffected by harness or pack waistbelt.

Internal suspended pouch pocket.

Sternum map pocket - zippered entry protected by main storm flap.

Roll down swivel sight hood - rotates freely to eliminate blind spots.

‘No catch’ brushed polyester chin guard - comfort in cold/wet conditions.

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

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 elasticized 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 hideaway drawcord at waist and hem - minimize heat loss in cold conditions.

Crotch strap attachment points - optional strap secures hem in blizzard conditions.

Inversion slit - for removal of inter-layer icing in deep cold conditions.

Accessory attachment point inside pocket flap.

32.2oz (912gms)
S, M, L, XL

BODY; Triplepoint® Ceramic, Nylon Ripstop 4.4oz/y² (124g/m²), with AIMMS® moisture management and Dry Yarn™ technology
SHOULDERS; Triplepoint® Ceramic, Nylon 5.3oz/y2 (150g/m2), with AIMMS® and Dry Yarn™ technology
TRIM; Triplepoint® Ceramic, Nylon Rip


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trad brad - Mar 2, 2004 9:01 am - Voted 4/5

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Bought one of the earlier models of this jacket back in 97. Have used it extensively since for a little bit of everything, cycling, canoe camping, backpacking, mountaineering, climbing, off-shore sailing, travelling, beating around town, golf, and football games. Never been wet, it is an amazing jacket. I have washed it once with nikwax tech-wash. Storm skirt is great for skiing or snowshoe tumbles keeping the powder out. I wish mine had the warmer pockets though. I also think the interior pocket is pretty weak, just a mesh up with draw string. i think a good map pocket, built into the jacket between the zipper and zipper flap like military goretex would be great.

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