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2013 closeout Brooks Range Alpini for 87.73 NEW at REI
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Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
2013 closeout Brooks Range Alpini for 87.73 NEW at REI on 11/13/2013 11:32:32 MST Print View

Coupon code "SAVE25OFF" drops it to $87.73

they also have XL's of the hoody for $117 shipped.

they say 2013 closeout, so i'm wondering if it's the downtek or not...will keep you posted..

Edited by rbeard on 11/13/2013 11:33:15 MST.

zorobabel frankenstein
(zorobabel) - F

Locale: SoCal
no smalls on 11/13/2013 17:55:19 MST Print View

Too bad they don't have S left.

Nathan Meyerson
(NathanMeyerson) - F

size up on 11/13/2013 18:31:36 MST Print View

Most people are recommending sizing up for this one, so a medium may suit you if you normally wear a small.


Evan Chartier
Thanks! on 11/13/2013 21:16:11 MST Print View

Just purchased a Large- Thanks!

Also, do you happen to know why there is such a wide range of different fill weights listed between the Brook-Range site, the BPL state of the market report in 2010, and other sites? I have seen anywhere from 4 to 7oz listed.


Paul Andronico
(Jakesandwich) - MLife

Locale: S.F. Bay Area
Sizing Help on 11/13/2013 21:21:13 MST Print View

In case it helps anyone, I am 5' 11" tall and weight 182 pounds. I initially bought the large hoody anorak, which fit ok but didn't allow for layering a fleece. It also would ride up if I raised my hands up over my head much. I ultimately switched to an XL, which is a size I almost never wear. While the arms are just a tad long for me on the XL, it has room for layering and overall doesn't feel "too big". I've only had it out on a trip once, but I love it so far.

Edited by Jakesandwich on 11/13/2013 21:21:49 MST.

Evan Chartier
Paul on 11/13/2013 21:25:59 MST Print View

Thanks Paul, that is helpful- I bought a Large but I usually wear a medium, so I hope it will fit! They were out of M, so maybe its my lucky day if you say we should size up....

Any idea about the fill weight?


Paul Andronico
(Jakesandwich) - MLife

Locale: S.F. Bay Area
Evan on 11/13/2013 21:51:38 MST Print View

No help on the fill weight, but I can tell you that the jacket is really puffy and warm. No scrimping on down. When wearing it you do look a lot like the Michelin Man. My wife saw me in it and immediately told me that she would never be seen out in public with me wearing the jacket :)

Evan Chartier
Paul on 11/13/2013 22:14:58 MST Print View

Haha thats great! I love it. I am hoping that this can replace my Montbell Alpine Light. The 2010 state of the market report compared the two and said that the Alpini was not quite as warm, however their listed fill weight was about 5 ounces compared to the weight listed on the Brooks-Range site of 7.7 ounces. So I am thinking perhaps BR upped their fill weight and now this jacket will be warmer (albeit slightly heavier too).

Also interested to see if it is in fact the downtec, although I will be fine if it is not.

Cant wait to look like a cloud!

Evan Chartier
Brooks-Range Alpini Fill Weight on 11/15/2013 12:36:55 MST Print View

To see a conversation about the Alpini fill weight, please see this thread:


Edited by evanchartier on 11/15/2013 12:41:26 MST.

Jeff Howell
(swimming) - F
thanks! on 11/16/2013 19:05:17 MST Print View

wish they made women's jackets :(

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: 2013 closeout Brooks Range Alpini for 87.73 NEW at REI on 11/17/2013 10:01:31 MST Print View

I've had the hood version for over a year and have used it heavily. These jackets are killer! They're definitely well stuffed with down. I find mine to fit "normally". I wear and small/medium, own a medium in the Alpini and whouldn't size up.

Edited by Found on 11/17/2013 11:42:17 MST.

jeffrey armbruster
(book) - M

Locale: Northern California
"2013 closeout Brooks Range Alpini for 87.73 NEW at on 11/17/2013 10:45:22 MST Print View

I bought the hooded version about a month ago. Great jacket, very puffy, listed fill is at 7.7 oz. I really like the hood; very worth it. And I'm not usually a fan of hoods. This is a great bargain.

I sized up by accident from my normal medium to a large. By accident, in that they only had the large in a hooded version. As it turns out, the large is perfect for me. Room to layer, but I'm not swimming by any means; arm length is great. I'm 5'9' 140lbs.

Oh--so far, no leaking down, although the weather has been too warm to wear this much. Also, the pertex is very good at wind resistance.

Evan Chartier
Brooks-Alpini on 11/17/2013 10:47:23 MST Print View

Great to hear! Cant wait to get mine.


Adam Kramer
(rbeard) - F

Locale: ATL, Southern Appalachia
2013 rei closeout $87 brooks alpini - impressions vs my alpine light on 11/18/2013 19:18:52 MST Print View

just got my jacket(s) today.

wow. this has got to be the warmest bang for the buck at 87 bucks. i put it side by side with my montbell alpine light and it is no comparison. much more fill in the alpini. my hooded montbell alpine light weighs 15.3 oz, the alpini (without hood) weighs 14.1 oz, but it looks to have at least 2 or 3 more oz of down fill.

as far as fit...and i did order a large and xl....i am 175/180 6'0 and will end up going with the large. the xl was way too long in the arms and was baggy in the shoulders. i can layer a r1 under the large and the neck zips up nice and tight. on me, it seem to fit close to the montbell alpine light large, but was about an inch shorter.

Edited by rbeard on 11/18/2013 20:12:58 MST.

Evan Chartier
Alpini on 11/18/2013 22:22:41 MST Print View

Funny, I got mine today too! I need to take some pics of it next to my alpine light....


Evan Chartier
Alpini vs. Alpine Light on 11/18/2013 22:48:18 MST Print View

If you are interested in a non-scientific comparison, check out my thread here:

(tagiam) - MLife

Locale: PHX
Great deal on 11/19/2013 10:51:08 MST Print View

I got mine yesterday. I'm a little more stout than some (5' 10" and about 220) and the XL fits me great. The arms are a little long, but not ridiculously so. I think the fit is most like the Montbell jackets I have. I normally wear a large from other manufacturers, but the XL in the Alpini is perfect for me. Great deal.

Jim Sweeney
(swimjay) - MLife

Locale: Northern California
Coupon expired on 11/19/2013 11:56:21 MST Print View

Tried to order one today, no mediums left, and coupon has expired.

Velimir Kemec
(velimirkemec) - F
code on 11/21/2013 12:39:43 MST Print View

Was late grabing one RED in size Large. anyone with extra 25% off coupone or you bought one in size Large RED but find it too small for you?

With 25% off is crazy deal for the jacket!