Montane has just released winter's worst nightmare, the Alpha Guide Insulated Jacket for Men. Feared by Jack Frost, this multipurpose winter item features the latest in fabric combinations: Pertex Microlight Stretch, a nylon mini ripstop weave, blocks the entrance of wind and moisture while not inhibiting range of motion whatsoever. The hood, sleeves, and shoulders are composed of Mt. Thermo X Stretch, a polyesterspandex blend that dries quickly and extends the articulated arms during climbing without lifting the hem. Throughout the jacket lies the highly breathable and packable Polartec Alpha insulation, ideal for trapping heat without creating bulk. PEAQ synthetic lining provides an exceptionally comfortable texture against baselayers and skin and dries quicker than most other linings of the same quality. The Alpha Guide's active fit means expert tailoring in the arms and hood to maximize reach and flexibility during intense activity. Positioned clear of where a backpack or harness would lie, the fleece lined handwarmer pockets take advantage of the jacket's Polartec insulation to keep your hands comfortable and warm. Low profile thumbholes can be used to further warm the hands, creating a weather proof barrier underneath gloves or mittens. Wear it as a mid layer during the deep winter and an outer layer during highly aerobic activity the Alpha Guide will keep wet and cold at bay so you can get back to enjoying yourself.