Welcome to another installment of Editor’s Review from FREESKIER. Each week our editorial staff provides in-depth, honest reviews about the gear they’re testing on a weekly basis. Our goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Strafe’s Alpha Shirt Jacket, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.
The Alpha Shirt Jacket from Strafe just oozes style. A “lifestyle” fit, off-color chest pocket and collar, matte finish and Strafe-embroidered buttons equate to a mid-layer that can be worn meeting your girlfriend’s parents for the first time as much as it can on the skin-track or during après. Aside from looks, it’s built with 60 grams of Polartec Alpha insulation, which is incredibly lightweight and breathable, and adds a touch of warmth for when you need it. The stretch woven nylon micro ripstop face fabric on the exterior is durable, too, preventing wear and tear. I’ve found this to be my go-to jacket to wear to work during cool, misty Boulder, Colorado spring mornings.