"RAIN JACKET MEETS A BATMAN SUIT" - MEN'S JOURNAL
The Alpha Series jacket sets a before and after in all-round clothing. After crushing its debut on Kickstarter and being sold in over 70 countries in one month, the Alpha Series jacket is back.
Graphene is integrated into the shell face adding superlative abrasion resistance and self-regulating heat retention to keep you warm when cold and fresh when you need to get active while remaining extremely lightweight. The 3-layers in this jacket come together to deliver unparalleled performance.
Absolutely waterproof, lightweight, and with the highest levels of breathability. This jacket is perfectly “scienced” to last.
- Extremely durable & abrasion resistant
- Moisture absorption
- YKK zippers (all)
- Pit zippers
- Drop back hem
- Taped seams
- RECCO® Reflector device
- Protective collar with invisible adjusters
- Materials, Specs & Graphene
- Shell Face: 48% Nylon, 30% Graphene-integrated polyester and 22% cotton. PU membrane. Lining: 100% polyester
- Weight: 600 grams (size M)
- Graphene is integrated with the polyester threads on the shell face of the jacket
- Wash it properly, it’ll last for years and years
- Close all zippers
- Use a detergent for waterproof clothing (Nikwax recommended)
- Do not use softener
- Cold water
- Use delicate cycle
- Dry in shade
- Do not iron
- Lifetime Guarantee, Shipping & Returns
- At Graphene-X we don’t cut corners. That’s why all our products are guaranteed for life. Graphene empowers our products with unrivalled durability and versatility
- All orders over $150 qualify for free shipping. Under that we normally charge 75% of the cost the courier charges to us
- Didn’t love it or could use a different size? Send it back within 30 days of delivery and we will fully refund it or send you a new item
Integrated with the world’s toughest and thinnest material
The Alpha Series jacket is no regular jacket. It’s shell face is empowered with Graphene, the toughest (and lightest) material on Earth. Many have started talking about the coming “age of Graphene” and how this material will disrupt the world as we know it. We have worked hundreds of iterations to see how to empower the Alpha Series shell face with Graphene and the efforts have paid off. Sourcing the best Graphene out there and properly integrate it to our fabrics is no easy task, this is why the Alpha series jacket takes over 4 months to be manufactured.
Engineered to last a lifetime
Graphene’s tensile strength is 200x stronger than the one you find in steel and this becomes evident when you test the abrasion resistance of the Alpha Series jacket. We ran the Martindale Abrasion and Pilling test on the Alpha Series jacket (a test designed to test how the fabric holds up after X amount of rubs that simulate wear) and after 50.000 rubs the fabric was as good as new. As a reference military grade gear is required to withstand 20.000 rubs to be fit for duty.
Superlative thermal distribution
Graphene radiates Far Infrared Energy (FIR) almost identically as the human body. This leads to incredibly efficient heat management. We have tested the Alpha Series jacket accompanied with just a t-shirt in temperatures of 5 Celsius (41 Fahrenheit) and felt comfortable. Humidity, wind and even your own metabolism can change your comfort levels so consider using a mid-layer like the GRAnaREC if your adventure takes you to colder situations to play along with the Alpha Series jacket.
Waterproofness and breathability –
it’s all about the right balance.
Waterproofness is measured in millimetres using a Hydrostatic Head test and the procedure checks how many millimetres of water can the fabric withstand before it leaks. The higher this number, the higher the waterproofness level. On the other side, the higher this number, the lower the breathability (imagine wearing a plastic bag – it sure won’t allow water to come in but you’ll feel like wearing a sauna). The Alpha Series jacket hits the spot in this balance, allowing you to hike in the middle of a hurricane without water leaking in, but featuring high levels of breathability so the experience is flawless.
Antibacterial shell face
With Covid-19 we started caring more than ever about hygiene and protecting ourselves against external pathogens. Copper and silver are known for their antibacterial properties and have been widely used to empower goods. Less known is the fact that Graphene is antibacterial as well. By integrating Graphene in the shell face of the Alpha Series jacket we are putting an extra barrier of protection between you and the world that could inactivate 98% of bacteria and kill over 90% of them even after being washed over 100 times.
The A-team of devices are here
At Graphene-X we don’t cut corners and every single element we use on the Alpha Series is literally the best of the best we can find on the market. Every single one of the zippers in the Alpha Series is from YKK (even the ones you can’t see) and even though their production lead times is over 90 days and their cost 3-5 times more than the second best of the market this is how we run. When developing goods like ours there’s only one way to go.
This little amazing piece of technology can save your life
The main purpose of a jacket like the Alpha Series is to protect you against the elements. Well, the Alpha goes way beyond that. Imagine you are doing some backcountry skiing or venturing into the middle of Amazonas and suddenly weather gets you lost and without any kind of communication with the world. Meet RECCO. RECCO is a reflector which does not need power to operate and which will reflect signals from the rescue mission so they can identify your position. This reflector is hidden inside the hood of the Alpha Series jacket and even though you won’t ever see or feel it, it might just save your life.
Has worn it the past month. Love it in every weather.
Great Jacket, nicely designed and well built, although I haven't worn it in cold weather yet. My 2 comments are: 1. although not a huge deal, the sleeves are a bit too long on me. 2. The hood is too big that it falls down on the eyes. The only way to get it out of the way is to pull the strings to "squeeze" it around the face and away from the eyes. I understand that this may be a good thing when wearing a helmet, but it quite inconvenient when not.
Although the size L I got fits OK, I feel the M could fit me even better.
The alpha jacket 3L is a great fit in XS, for a slender/athletic 1.68m, 60kg
It fulfils the required functionality very well
practical/.light/windproof/bacteriostatic/odorless/thermo regulating/abrasion resistant/multipurpose/System recco.
Tested in variable to extreme conditions: mountain/high mountain/forest/ ocean/urban/ motorbike in semi-oceanic climate>>> The jacket is Top!!!
3 small areas for improvement:
All the zips are a bit tight, it would be desirable to equip the jacket with larger and more resistant zips. (Central zip with double closure if possible)
The jacket should be equipped with larger and more resistant zippers (central zipper with double closure if possible), _Additions under the forearm and elbow of reinforcement in textile overlay,
as well as in the shoulder and neck area. (Important friction areas when roaming/climbing/military activities)
Adjustments to the hood: _ the elastic cord needs to be thicker / stronger.
I am very happy with this purchase!
I am looking forward to the next versions.
I look forward to the next versions.