The Marmot Alpha 60 Vest is an incredibly versatile piece, made using an Alpha Direct fleece inner which provides a warm yet lightweight insulation layer; sitting close to the body the directional fleece offers a powerful wicking action and light, airy feel.
When unpredictable weather hits on the crag during summer and spring climbs, the Alpha 60 Vest is the just-in-case insulating yet lightweight layer you want to have in your pack. Engineered to be incredibly air permeable, Pertex® Quantum Air fabric with 4-way stretch strikes the sought-after balance of wind resistance and breathability, so you can regulate your body heat and stay comfortable.
An adjustable hood and durable water-repellent (DWR) finish add extra protection against light rain and snow. Polartec® Alpha® insulation keeps you warm whether you're on the move or waiting for the next one. Zippered handwarmer pockets provide key storage.
Marmot's Alpha 60 Vest uses Polartec Alpha breathable insulation, a more modern version of a lightweight fleece, that keeps you warm but lets sweat out, even when active. Polartec Alpha Direct insulation is basically the same but with the mesh liner removed, so you get more unimpeded airflow (not to mention less weight and bulk) without sacrificing warmth. It also feels super soft against your skin!
It's designed to be worn when you're active - so on the move - there are alternative insulation garments that are more suited to wearing around camp - Polartec Alpha Direct is about keeping you vented even though you are also being kept insulated.
The Alpha 60 Vest is one of the lightest vests we stock that uses this technology while also packing down small into it's own pocket, making it incredibly versatile. The outer fabric is constructed from Pertex Quantum Air which enables the insulation to breathe fully. A good match as you wouldn't want the outer layer to cancel out the breathability of the inner.
Feature wise the hood can be rolled up and kept in place with a little hook and both the hand warmer pockets have a zip closure to secure valuables. The hood, hem and arm holes are all elasticated with no adjustments which tends to be more comfrotable when worn under layers.
- Reviewed by World Backpacker
We aim to ship all orders placed before 3pm Monday to Friday, on the same day. Free shipping is offered for UK Orders over £15 order value. The form of shipping will be at our discretion and will be at the most cost effective service. For most parcels this will be Royal Mail Second Class Post, the timescale for delivery is not guaranteed but Royal Mail aim to deliver second class post in 3-4 working days. Some parcels may require a signature.
Faster shipping options can be purchased at the checkout - see the drop down menu, First Class post is available, as is Next Working Day Delivery. We can arrange Next Day Delivery for a Saturday (when the order is placed on Friday) - call us for charges on an individual basis (01740 661467).
We aim to ship all orders placed before 3pm the same day. The default shipping is 'Standard Delivery'. This is an airmail service which does not offer tracking but is very reliable. We have learned from experience that transit times for non-UK orders can be very unpredictable. To geographically close countries in Europe the times are generally up to 4-5 days but can sometimes take a lot longer - we don't know why.
So, for EU Orders over £15 in value we offer FREE delivery, but the service time is unpredictable. If you need your order by a specific date you can opt for a faster service at the checkout.
Faster tracked shipping options can be purchased at the checkout - see the drop down menu on the checkout page for options. Typically the service we can offer is 2,3 or 4 working days, if you require a faster delivery than is showing on the drop down menu please contact us at email@example.com as we may be able to help.
We aim to ship all orders placed before 3pm the same day. The default shipping charge is 'Standard Delivery'. This is an airmail service which does not offer tracking but is very reliable. We have learned from experience that transit times for non-UK orders can be very unpredictable. To geographically close countries in the times are generally up to 4-5 days but can take a lot longer - we don't know why. Countries farther afield generally take longer but the spread of transit times is amazing, we have been notified of parcels arriving in Australia after 3 days and others taking a month and (rarely) longer than this.
So, while the shipping options for ROW are quite cheap the service time is unpredictable.
Faster tracked shipping options can be purchased at the checkout - see the drop down menu on the checkout page for options. If you require a faster delivery than we are offering please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org as we may be able to help.