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Rab Alpha Direct Jacket (Ebony)

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The Rab Alpha Direct Jacket is a breathable, insulated outer/mid-layer using Polartec Alpha 'Direct' technology and Pertex Microlight for 'on the move' use in cold weather.

Developed to be a breathable outer or mid layer with Polartec Alpha Direct insulation technology to keep you warm and comfortable during demanding activities in cold conditions. Without a jacket lining, sweat can move through the Polartec Alpha insulation and away from your body via a quicker, more direct route, to give exceptional wicking efficiency. It also reduces the overall weight of the jacket while still keeping you warm.


  • Pertex Microlight outer
  • Polartec Alpha 'Direct' insulation 125g/m2 (4oz)
  • Under helmet hood with tricot lined collar
  • Roll down anti-snag velcro tab
  • 2-way YKK front zip, internal storm flap, chin guard
  • 1 YKK zipped Napoleon chest pocket
  • 2 YKK zipped hand pockets
  • Stretch fleece cuffs
  • Hem drawcord

Fit: Alpine Slim

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Neil D.
United Kingdom

Excellent piece of kit!!

I own various bits of kit from Rab, Arcteryx, ME, nothing so far wicks and breathes as well as this jacket and i tend to run very hot, will take a few light showers and dries quickly, and an excellent price from Rock and Run.

Peter B.
United Kingdom

Rab alpha direct jacket

Excellent purchase and delivered on time. Will be using again. Thanks.

Ian K.
United Kingdom

Rab Alpha Direct Jacket

Great jacket ..

Grant M.
United Kingdom

Lovely jacket, great fit

I’ve yet to use the jacket in anger, though have worn it in wind and rain and its lovely. Really comfortable and kept me dry during an hour’s fairly heavy rain. My only niggles are cold spots around the wrist when not using the thumb loops (fine when you do) and the hood doesn’t roll away particularly tidily or comfortably (perfect when up though). Overall a great jacket and would recommend.

A Rock + Run Customer
James E.
United Kingdom

Alpha Direct jacket - it's properly good

Having only used the Alpha Direct on one rainy weekend in the Lakes (it didn't arrive in time for my Cairngorms trip, which would perhaps have tested it more thoroughly) mostly as a warm layer while kicking about the summits I can't really review the claimed breathability/on the move performance. That said, it fits well, is extremely warm for the weight and first impressions tend to suggest that it will be a go-to jacket for autumn and winter. One tiny gripe, the lack of adjustment/cinch on the hood was a bit of a pain in high winds, when the hood tended to catch a lot of it. Might not be so brilliant in driven snow. Still a pretty darn good mid to outer layer for cooler conditions.


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