Brooks-Range Alpini Mountain Anorak
Outstanding product! Sizing was normal — XL fit…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Around $125
- Very high quality workmanship
Sizing was normal — XL fit me (5'9", 215) perfect over a compression layer, light wool, and R3 fleece. I use it for winter float fly fishing (not much movement) and snowshoeing (constant movement) and the Alpini is super for both. If you're active, layer carefully as this is a warm unit.
The side zips are great, but since I don't wear a climbing harness, I'd prefer pit zips. Hand warmer muff pocket in the front lacks closures, but stays shut, works great with a chemical hand warmer. Wouldn't put my wallet in it...
Brooks Range is kind of a sleeper company, not well known, except probably to hard core folks, which I'm not. Their quality, R&D, and workmanship is off the chain. I'd buy anything they make if it fit my intended use.
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The Alpini Mountain Anorak is a ½ zip down-filled anorak constructed with a breathable, wind and water resistant 15 denier ballistic mini-ripstop nylon outer fabric featuring two contrasting colors.
The Alpini Mountain Anorak features premium hypoallergenic Canadian Goose down to ensure compressibility and comfort to about 15°+F. Two side zippers enable the wearer to adjust for ventilation and regulate body temperature.
During periods of high activity, the zips may be opened to increase ventilation and keep the body cool, but during rest the zips can be closed to retain body heat. The side zips also allow access to other garments.
This lightweight minimalist piece features an insulated hand warmer “kangaroo style” pocket, as well as hook and loop closures on hem and cuffs. Available with or without hood.
Here's what other sites are saying:
When youre at altitude, you want warmth without bulk or weight in your jacket. So Brooks-Range built the Brooks-Range Mountaineering Alpini Mountain Anorak Jacket using premium 800-power, hypoallergenic and water resistant goose down. This insures that the parka compresses into the smallest space possible when packed, but fluffs up as much as possible to keep you warm in the mountains. A 1/2 zip in front and two size zippers let you adjust how and where you ventilate core temperature. The side zips make it easy to use a climbing harness underneath without compromising warmth or mobility. An insulated kangaroo pocket keeps your hands warm and it comes with hook and loop closures on the hem and cuffs.
Offering the cozy warmth of high-quality goose down, the Brooks-Range Alpini Mountain anorak weighs less than a pound, making it easy to pack for your next cold-weather adventure. Premium 800-fill-power goose down is extremely compressible and offers exceptional warmth for its weight. Windproof Pertex(TM) nylon fabric resists tears and punctures and feels soft against skin. Half-zip opening allows for ventilation; lower side zips with rip-and-stick closures accommodate a climbing harness without sacrificing mobility or warmth. The Brooks-Range Alpini Mountain anorak has rip-and-stick adjustable cuffs and a kangaroo pocket to warm hands. Closeout.