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Graphene X

ALPHA SERIES II 3L JACKET

$379

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BUILT WITH THE TOUGHEST (AND LIGHTEST) MATERIAL ON EARTH - GRAPHENE -, THE MOST ADVANCED 3-LAYER JACKET RETURNS... SUPERCHARGED.

The new Alpha Series jacket is here. The crown jewel of Graphene-X returns with a bunch of upgrades. Improved materiality, better hood adjustment, and an inner zipper to connect with the GRAnaREC mid-layer are only some of the new features of this beast. They added internal zippers on the main pockets so you can reach the pockets of your mid-layer. Pockets that reach other pockets...

6 months is the production lead time for the new Alpha. Why? Because only the best of the best elements are used in its construction. From the best Graphene out there to the world's best YKK zippers.

Extreme abrasion resistance, fully waterproof, highly breathable, and extremely lightweight are only some of the features the new Alpha comes with.

    Sizing

    INCHES XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest 42 44.5 47.0 49.5 53.5 57.5
    Hem 40.5 43 45.5 48 52 56


    CENTIMETERS

    XS S M L XL XXL
    Chest 107 113 119 126 136 146
    Hem 103 109 116 122 132 142

    *Measurements are of the product, not your body's -when picking the right size, add 3 inches (7,6cms) for a slim fit, 5 inches (12,7cms) for a regular fit, and 8 inches (20,3) for a loose fit - to your body measures, then check the size chart*​

    Features:

    • Extremely durable & abrasion resistant
    • Lightweight
    • Waterproof
    • Breathable
    • Windproof
    • Moisture absorption
    • Antibacterial
    • Anti-UV
    • YKK zippers (all)
    • Pit zippers (double)
    • Inner zipper to connect the GRAnaREC
    • Front pockets feature inner zippers to reach internal pockets
    • Injected velcro on cuffs
    • Embroidered logo
    • Inner zippered pocket
    • Drop back hem
    • Taped seams
    • RECCO® Reflector device
    • Protective collar double adjusters on hood

    Materials, Specs & Graphene:

    • Shell Face: 70% Graphene-integrated nylon and 30% polyester. PU membrane. Lining: 100 polyester
    • Weight: 750 grams (size M)
    • Graphene is integrated with the nylon threads on the shell face of the jacket

    Unfailing durability thanks to Graphene

    Graphene (the strongest but lightest material on Earth) empowers the shell face of the new Alpha.

    We ran the Martindale Abrasion and Pilling test on the new Alpha Series jacket (a test designed to test how the fabric holds up after X amount of rubs that simulate wear) and after 100.000 rubs the fabric was as good as new. As a reference military grade gear is required to withstand 20.000 rubs to be fit for duty.

    Fully waterproof and breathable

    We've had users of the previous Alpha reporting how the jacket kept them bone dry while looking for a shelter in the middle of a storm after their boat moored. Almost two years after that, the middle membrane that brings the waterproofness and breathability to the jacket has improved its performance dramatically. You can just imagine how good this works now.

    Connected layering

    The new Alpha Series jacket features an internal zipper so you can connect your GRAnaREC middle layer and make them work truly as one heavy duty jacket. Layering is probably one of the most important topics before heading to adventure. Factors like rain, cold, wind and humidity can dramatically change the setting and being ready is paramount. The GRAnaREC middle layer self-packs in its pocket and its a joy to bring along. Then, when conditions require, empowering the Alpha with its supreme insulation got easier and swifter than ever with this new inner connection zipper.

    This little amazing piece of technology can save your life

    The main purpose of a jacket like the Alpha Series II is to protect you against the elements. Well, the Alpha goes way beyond that. Imagine you are doing some backcountry skiing or venturing into the middle of Amazonas and suddenly weather gets you lost and without any kind of communication with the world. Meet RECCO. RECCO is a reflector which does not need power to operate and which will reflect signals from the rescue mission so they can identify your position. This reflector is hidden inside the hood of the Alpha Series II jacket and even though you won’t ever see or feel it, it might just save your life.

    Antibacterial shell face

    With Covid-19 we started caring more than ever about hygiene and protecting ourselves against external pathogens. Copper and silver are known for their antibacterial properties and have been widely used to empower goods. Less known is the fact that Graphene is antibacterial as well.

    By integrating Graphene in the shell face of the Alpha Series II jacket we are putting an extra barrier of protection between you and the world that could inactivate 98% of bacteria and kill over 90% of them even after being washed over 100 times.

    Pockets that reach pockets

    One of the biggest issues when layering down is that we lose access to the storage space (pockets) of the middle layer. The Alpha Series II jacket solves this problem by adding internal zippers to the front main pockets. With this, when using your middle layer you'll have full access to their main pockets as well without the need to open or remove your Alpha Series II jacket.

    Think about his again: Pockets designed to reach other pockets. How cool is that?

    Superlative thermal distribution

    Graphene radiates Far Infrared Energy (FIR) in almost identical waves as the human body. This leads to an incredibly efficient heat management. We have tested the Alpha Series II jacket accompanied with just a t-shirt in temperatures of 5 Celsius (41 Fahrenheit) and felt comfortable. Humidity, wind and even your own metabolism can change your comfort levels so consider using a mid-layer like the GRAnaREC if your adventure takes you to extremely cold settings.

    Extra internal storage

    We got a bunch of emails asking us to include an inner pocket in the new version of the Alpha. As in every challenge we face we choose the hard route and making this extra pocket had to be in line with the design and performance with which we engineer the rest of the jacket. It had to be fully seam taped and able to carry any mobile phone on the market (except for you guys who use iPads as phones!).

    Double pit zippers

    Pit zippers are probably one of the least understood features and at the same time one of the most handy on high performance apparel. Sometimes the going gets extremely tough and no fabric can offer the level of breathability we need to release heat.

    Pit zippers are made for those occasions, and the new Alpha not only has them, but we also made them with double zippers so you can control exactly the amount of opening you want and the position of this opening.

    • Wash it properly, it’ll last for years and years
    • Close all zippers
    • Use a detergent for waterproof clothing (Nikwax recommended)
    • Do not use softener
    • Cold water
    • Use delicate cycle
    • Dry in shade
    • Do not iron
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    100% Guaranteed Returns

    We understand that not every purchase works out, which is why we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. New, unused gear in original packaging and hangtags can be returned within 30 days of purchase for a refund to your original method of payment or for an exchange.

    All returns for refund will have a $8.95 restocking fee deducted from the refund amount. Excluding returns for exchange or store credit. If the original method of payment is unavailable, we will issue your refund in the form of store credit.

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    Due to high demand, our returns process may take longer than usual. Typically, we will issue a refund within 10 business days after we receive your package. It may take up to 3 additional weeks for your bank to refund your credit card or for a refund check to arrive. Thank you for your patience as we process returns as quickly and safely as possible. Please contact support@gear.com for all return questions.

    Follow these three steps to submit your return:

    1. Visit our New Return Portal
      To make shipping a return even easier, we have launched a New Return Portal that allows you to submit your return request. After we review your request and have authorization from the return warehouse, you will receive  a prepaid return shipping label via email. 
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