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Montane Alpha Balance Jacket

Polartec Alpha Direct Insulation 120g/sqm
Weighs 402g (Medium size)
Code: AW18196
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A super technical jacket that provides active insulation, stretch and protection. Comfortable, warm and breathable, the Alpha Balance is a fantastic jacket that copes easily with a wide range activities in the hills and mountains (and looks great while you're doing it too!) 

Montane says:

With durable 'hard-face' PONTETORTO Tecnostretch in the main body and boosted thermal benefits from POLARTEC Alpha Direct in the front chest and over the upper arms, the Alpha Balance Jacket is ideal for moving fast in alpine conditions.

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Montane's Alpha Balance Jacket provides zoned insulation and stretch for a highly technical jacket. They have combined some top quality fabrics in the soft, stretchy and super comfortable Pontetorto Technostretch fleece and the almost magical Polartec Alpha Direct insulation. This combination provides comfort in a wide range of activities where you'd usually just accept that your kit may struggle to keep up.

The Alpha material is across the chest and shoulders with an outer fabric providing protection from the wind. This insulation isn't the warmest but it's not meant to be, it works best when you are active wicking moisture away from you effectively while breathing well and drying quickly. For high intensity activities this is ideal and the combination of the Technostretch fleece gives you an athletic fit for a superb range of movement. The harder face fabric on the fleece give a lot more durability which is great for getting stuck into any activities.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

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  • Snug helmet compatible stretch bound hood
  • Articulated arms with engineered tailoring
  • Full length YKK VISLON front zip with internal storm flap
  • Two zipped napoleon chest pocket
  • Low profile cuffs
  • Thumb loops
  • Adjustable hem with cinchable drawcord
  • Activities: Climbing / Mountaineering / Mountain Walking / Trekking / Ski Touring / Basecamp
  • Small weighs: 382g
  • Medium weighs: 402g
  • Large weighs: 418g
  • XLarge weighs: 436g
  • Back length: 71.5cm (M)


  • PONTETORTO Tecnostretch with a durable 'hard face' in main body
  • 120g POLARTEC Alpha Direct fleece inner in chest, shoulders and upper arms
  • FEATHERLITE Air nylon stretch overlays with DWR
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