Skimo Co

Karpos Alagna Plus Jacket


Winning awards as one of the most advanced cold-weather speed-touring jackets on the market, the Karpos’ Alagna Plus jacket is here for your warming pleasure. Body-mapped as a tattoo artist, the Alagna Plus incorporates 60g of Polartec Alpha insulation in strategic areas. That’s just enough insulation to take the bite off those cold dawn patrols and mid-winter mornings without getting boggy like a typical puffy. The front half of the jacket is K-Shell, a stretchy DWR-finished fabric that’s breathable and free to move, even with the added insulation. The back and hood are Thermo Fleece to increase breathability and to vent excess heat without compromising the weatherproofing capabilities. From the elbows down is Thermodrytex PL+, a Karpos special that’s breathable, stretchy, and durable. Combining the stellar ventilation, freedom of motion, and insulating properties, the Alagna Plus jacket is a real winner.

  • Two large chest pockets are designed for large skins but are a great place to store any hidden treasure you may find on the skin track.
  • Huge YKK Zippers throughout offer smooth operation and eliminate jamming.
  • Elastic trimmed hood, waist, and wrists seal out the drafts.

Update 2020/21: The Plus has been replaced by the Plus Evo.

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460g [M]
Ventilation Strategic Insulation
Hood Yes
Pockets 2 large chest pockets, inside pockets in stretch mesh
Waist Elastic
Cuffs Elastic
Specs Verified Yes
Fit Slim
Materials   Thermo fleece, K-shell, Polartec alpha, Thermodrytex PL
Insulation Polartec Alpha 60g
Lining Light Fleece
Coating DWR coating on front
Skimo Co Says
Usage Warm up jacket, cold weather ski touring
Notes YKK zips throughout
Bottom Line Cold temps won't stop you from skiing
Compare to other Men's Touring Jackets

Questions & Reviews

thomc (used product regularly)
This is a very warm, technical skimo jacket, more than a touring jacket. Unlike the Orthovox Piz it's got a nice, dense nap, and provides more heat capture with it's grid pattern. That plus no pit zips and I would not want this above 20-25 F if actively moving. With a light t-shirt or mesh underwear it could cover a very wide temperature range. It is well made, but not overwhelmingly so, and requires some wind layer if it blows.
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Question from Kevin M
Can you provide guidance on sizing? I am 6'0", 175lbs with 41" shoulders.

Thank you.

Answer from TSB
Hey Kevin! I'd say you'd fit nicely into a Large for a slim fit over just a baselayer, or an XL if you wanted to wear the Alagna Plus as an outer layer. Karpos fits on the tighter side, but nowhere near as form-fitting as some of their European counterparts (cough, Crazy Idea, cough cough). I wear the XL myself and am 6'3", 190lbs with slightly narrower shoulders than yours. Generally I layer it over a thin wool baselayer and it's the ideal piece for stormy/windy/cold touring days!
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Stano at SkinTrack (used product regularly)
This is a great jacket. I have been using it for skinning up all winter long either with thin short sleeve base layer or various thicknesses of long sleeves. I suspect that during warm spring days I will keep bringing it as layer for descents.
The two big zip pockets on the front hide 2 small mesh pockets each - these provide clever storage for various things. And when climbing up you can ventilate through those pockets as well :)
The front fabric (on mine is green) protects just well against wind but is still very breathable.
The jacket fits quite tightly thanks to its cut. The only complain I have (hence the 4 star rating) that the waist portion of the jacket occasionally slides up when wearing my soft-shell touring pants, but not as much when wearing a race suit.
It's quite true to size as I am wearing it in Large and I am 186cm and 75kg (google it in your units).
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Model: Alagna Plus Jacket MPN: 2500600

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