Brooks-Range is no longer in business, and the Alpini Mountain Anorak has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best down insulated jackets for 2020.
Historic Range: $83.99-$269.95
Reviewers Paid: $125.00
800 fill hypoallergenic Canadian Goose down (146 grams)
- 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.
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: Around $125