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Squak Alpha UL

Squak Alpha UL

Regular price $69.85 USD
Regular price $89.95 USD Sale price $69.85 USD
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*** Unisex sizing. See note below on fit. *** 

The Squak Alpha UL is a lightweight, versatile layer designed for outdoor enthusiasts. The Polartec Alpha Direct fabric was created in 2012 and is a result of the U. S. Military and Polartec combining their expertise to create a high-performance fabric.

The Squak Alpha UL excellent thermal efficiency keeps you warm in colder temperatures without adding bulk. The optimal breathability of the fabric regulates body temperature, preventing overheating during intense activities. It effectively manages moisture, wicking away sweat to keep you dry and comfortable. The hoodie's lightweight and packable design make it perfect for ultralight backpacking, while its versatility allows for use as a standalone layer or mid-layer under a shell. It dries quickly, making it ideal for multi-day trips and unexpected rain. The soft and comfortable feel against the skin enhances its wearability, and the durability of Alpha Direct fleece ensures it withstands the rigors of outdoor adventures. Experience the superior performance of this hoodie in a variety of outdoor pursuits.

**Unisex sizing: Take a look at our Size Chart for detailed measurements of the garment. Please note that the Squak Alpha UL hoodie runs slightly smaller for men (we recommend ordering up in size)  and slightly larger for women (we recommend ordering down in size). 


  • Polartec Alpha Direct 4004: 90 gsm
  • Thumbholes  
  • Adjustable hood
  • Recycled Material
  • Fabric made in the USA
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Keri Lanzarotta
Rockin’ the Squak from Vermont!

Absolutely love my new squak! Wore it for a rainy run the other day and it was the perfect layer to keep me just warm enough yet not overheated. It’s a perfect fit as well. I ordered an XS (5’2”, 112 lb) and it has just enough room under for a light base layer on cold days. Sleeves are perfect. I especially love the thumb holes! Excellent quality all around!

Steven Simonetti
For every backpaking trip, year round.

Well made, incredibly light, with an athletic fit. It must be partnered with a shell (rain or wind) for sustained warmth. So light, soft, and warm that it finds a place in my pack all year. In high season it's now my only insulation layer. Shoulder season has it supplementing a mid layer. When it drops below freezing, this will become a wonderful sleeping shirt.

Squak has been very open about their unisex sizing, so please pay attention and don't fault them. I'm a 5'11" 165 lb male, Usually a medium or a large. I ordered an XL and it fits perfect. Recommend guys size up 1.5 sizes.

Thanks Squak. Looking forward to more color options.

Betsey Peryea
Adaptive athlete's new favorite!

I'm an adaptive athlete and have to use lightweight/ultralight gear by necessity. I found this layer and it's my new go-to and backup in the backcountry! Ski touring, overnights, weather changj

Thanks for the great review! We are so glad you love it and can put it to good use.

Joshua Jamison