FarPointe Alpha Cruiser


Weight: 119 g

Alpha hoodies have been in high demand but difficult to find in Europe. Enter Farpointe, which has just made its selection available via Farlite. Farpointe Alpha Cruiser is the original Farpointe shirt, utilizing the famed Polartec Alpha Direct fabric.

Farpointe Alpha Cruiser is a mid-layer with a very high warmth-to-weight ratio and quick drying time. Alpha Cruiser is as warm as a fleece shirt double the weight. The pack size is very small due to the open weave of the fabric. This is ideal, as the shirt takes up minimal space and weight in your pack.

Excellent for tough conditions – there are multiple stories of how a quick-drying Alpha shirt has saved a hiker’s bacon after a downpour.

Farpointe Alpha Cruiser

Alpha hoodies have been a hot topic in the hiking community for a couple of years, but availability in Europe has been scarce. Farlite is now introducing Farpointe Polartec Alpha products as the first UL retailer in Europe!

The Farpointe Alpha Cruiser is warm and ultralight. The fabric breathes exceptionally well. What’s more, the Alpha Cruiser dries quickly, making it an excellent choice for challenging conditions.

Wear the Farpointe Alpha Cruiser as a mid-layer or directly against your skin during hiking or skiing. The fabric feels soft against the skin. This shirt is incredibly lightweight, and with a weight of 119 grams (size M), you get a technically advanced and warm mid-layer. Not only is it light, but the Alpha Cruiser also packs down compact thanks to its mesh-like structure.

  • Fabric: Polartec Alpha Direct
  • Fitted hood with a paracord drawstring
  • Suitable for all-season outings
  • Wicks moisture away from the skin
  • Hydrophobic
  • Excellent compressibility
  • High warmth-to-weight ratio

Fabric thickness: 90 gsm

Unisex product, men’s sizes.

Chest circumference / Sleeve length / Torso length

XS 84 cm / 71 cm / 56 cm

SM 97 cm / 76 cm / 61 cm

Med 107 cm / 79 cm / 64 cm

LG 117 cm / 81 cm / 66 cm

XL 122 cm / 84 cm / 69 cm

Please note: The Alpha Direct fabric has an open, mesh-like, and fuzzy weave. For this reason, it’s not recommended to wear the shirt as an outer layer when bushwhacking, as branches are sure to snag on it. Wear a windbreaker over the shirt.

Weight 119 g

Moss Green, Smoke


XS, S, M, L, XL