Triplepoint Ceramic Returns...

... new Lowe Alpine jacket revives classic fabric, plus sneak look at new 2010 kit.


Posted: 20 October 2009
by Jon

New clothing from Lowe Alpine both for this autumn 2009 and for next spring 2010. The big news is that the iconic Triplepoint Ceramic fabric is back, sort of, for this winter in the form of the new Flash Jacket, due in the shops in the next few weeks.

Lowe Alpine Flash Jacket

Flash Jacket - Out About Now

Triplepoint has stayed in the Lowe Alpine range as a budget sort of option, but now there's a new, higher-end version of the fabric called Triplepoint Dynamic which uses ceramic technology to give performance which the company says is 'highly breathable' and almost on a par with top Gore-Tex fabrics. The new fabric is a laminate with two-way stretch and, unusually, an anti-bacterial element.

Lowe Alpine Flash Jacket

The jacket itself is a lightweight, technical mountain shell. Claimed weight is 412 grammes and it has a helmet-compatible Swivel Sight Hood, micro-taped seams, Lowe Alpine's standard rear of upper arm vents and two big chest pockets.

Looks like an interesting alternative to Gore-Tex, but it's not cheap with a price tag in the region of £240. Should be in the shops within the next fortnight.

New for 2010 - Light And Fast

We also got a sneak peek at what's new next spring - two main highlights, some lightweight windproofs in the light and fast sector and a subtle revamp of standard Dryflo baselayers.

Lowe Alpine Outrun Jacket SS 2010

The new light and fast stuff, aimed at runners, bikers and lightweight walkers is called Outrun and comes in three forms, jacket, gilet and a jacket with zip-off sleeves for the best of both worlds.

Lowe Alpine Outrun Jacket SS 2010

It's very light stuff - the jacket weighs 115 grammes - and  is made from Nylon with a very thin PU coating. All three have a zip-away hood, zipped chest pocket and reflective bits. Prices will be £70 for the jacet, £60 for the vest and £75 for the convertible. Out early 2010.

Dryflo Jazzed Up

Nothing major, for spring 2010, Dryflo gets a cosmetic makeover with nicer colours and two-colour designs so the iconic baselayer looks a bit more contemporary.

Dryflo 2010

Amusingly, the zip-neck version is called the Airaid. Standard tee is £30, zip-neck £35.

Cartoon Climbing Tees

One last thing we liked is a selection of organic cotton tee-shirts with cool climbing cartoons on the back, we'll  let the pics speak for themselves, but they're again out in spring 2010, which is usually February in outdoor industry speak, and will retail for £25 each.

Lowe Alpine climbing tee 2010



Lowe Alpine climbing tee 2010



Lowe Alpine climbing tee 2010



Lowe Alpine climbing tee 2010


More Lowe Alpine information at www.lowealpine.com

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