Macpac Nitro Polartec® Alpha® Pullover - Men's


Macpac Nitro Polartec® Alpha® Pullover - Men's, Black, hi-res



Macpac Nitro Polartec® Alpha® Pullover - Men's

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Why we made this
A versatile mid layer for days in the mountains — whether it be climbing or other activities, this super light active insulation will keep you warm no matter what.
  • Product Description
    A versatile mid layer for days in the mountains, whether it be climbing or other activities, this light active insulation will help to keep you warm. Made from Polartec® Alpha® Direct — the same insulation that was originally made for the U.S. Special Forces when they needed an advanced insulating fabric in their combat uniforms — the Nitro offers pared back performance. An evolution of fibre, Alpha® Direct eliminates the needs for a backing fabric and can be in direct contact with skin or other fabric layers, increasing breathability and reducing garment weight. Designed with alpinists and multi-sport athletes in mind, this minimalistic mid layer is warm and incredibly breathable.
  • Design features
    Polartec® Alpha® Direct insulation for weightless warmth (contains 78% recycled content)
    Highly breathable and fast-drying pullover
    Regulates core body temperature
    Super packable, rolls into its own hood
    Discreet elastic thumb loop
    Chest zip pocket
    Slim fit

  • Product Specifications
    Main FabricPolartec® Alpha® Direct insulation 100% Polyester
    Main Fabric Weight (g/m2)90
    Weight (g)140
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21 Reviews
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Superb "active" ultralight midlayer
Very warm (for its weight), very light, nice on the skin, versatile and quick drying. As part of the learning curve, it took me some time to realize it's completely air-permeable - i.e., even in slightly-windy conditions, if it's cold enough, a windproof layer should be added. Its weight is one of its fortes - it weighs half of what my go-to power-dry fleece hoody weighs. The only downside for me is the lack of zipper - even a 1/4 or 1/2 length zipper to help with excessive heat buildup.
March 29, 2020
3 months ago
Got this for husband. He wore it non stop for weeks, no joke
I’m a fairly new ambassador. I got medium for my husband (174cm/72kg). He’s worn them on two expeditions (he’s a film guy) to Cholatse & Kilimanjaro. He wore them every day for 10-15 days on both trips and claims he didn’t stink! Lightweight, warm, pack able. As with the women’s - an essential piece! Good close to skin or as a mid layer
March 12, 2020
It did not fit like a large. Can I exchange it ?
February 26, 2020
1 month ago
Response from Macpac
Hi Andrew - no problems at all. Please check out our link below or give us an email on customercare@macpac.co.nz for more help. https://www.macpac.co.nz/returns.html
February 26, 2020
Customer C
Great active mid- layer
Great technology-is very warm for weight and dries extremely quickly. Excellent for walking or x-country skiing around freezing.
Pocket is not particulrly useful and the hood is pretty poor though, would really benefit from a shawl collar.
Fits slim in the shoulders and forearms so perhaps size up if you are athletically built or want a long sleeve base under.
February 20, 2020
Very nice ultralight mid-layer.
It looks and feels good. Still had no chance to use it on trial. Looking forward for it.
February 9, 2020
2 months ago
A jolly fine bit of kit
Stupidly light for just how warm this is.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
January 30, 2020
2 months ago
Good idea but room for improvements
A bit too skinny, it’s tight under the armpits, despite a size l usually ample for me, hence the very long sleeves. Is a bit tight at the neck as well. The pocket is useless and should be traded for a 1/4 zip.
Otherwise, unbeatable weight/warm balance.
January 23, 2020
2 months ago
the lightest polartec jacket
Everything is good except: the chest pocket and hat are a little bit redundant.
This review was collected as part of a promotion
January 15, 2020
Totally happy!
Really great Pullover. I‘m completely satisfied about the material. Size is fine as Slim fit. If you like more a loosely style, take one size bigger. Transport to Germany was also great and quick.
December 29, 2019
3 months ago
looks good
wrong size, need to change the L is to large for me
December 26, 2019
3 months ago
Response from Macpac
Thank you for the review Marek. Please do visit our link here if you need more info: www.macpac.co.nz/returns.html
February 12, 2020
Customer C
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Can you ship to USA?
calhan on Dec 17, 2019
Unfortunately Macpac isn’t currently shipping to USA. We hope to get this rectified in the near future.
In the meantime, the only way would be to get it shipped to a friend or family member that lives outside of the USA, and they could then re-send onto you.

Kind regards,
The Macpac Team
Has anyone else purchased one of these? I have, excessive fluff and pulling. To the point where covered in it. I've washed it too, still fluff!!!
Danwp80 on May 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi, I washed it once and the fibre loss decreased a bit. Maybe you washed it a couple more times since spring and the self-dismantling stopped?