Pulsar [Mens]

Breathable waterproof smock


Highly breathable 1/2 zip with technical features for running, riding and walking: 2.5 layer fabric delivers comfort, breathability, stretchiness, and performance.

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Pulsar has the protection of a technical waterproof that belies its soft nylon face. It is comfort and rustle-free stealth rolled into one feather light and stretchy bundle that you can comfortably wear instead of a windproof. Bung it on when you're out for a walk in changeable weather, keep it on for the customary pub trip after and throw it in your pannier for the cycle back to camp. It's so light that you'll forget it's there until you need it.

Pulsar is intended for action. The adjustable hood with wired peak fits snugly over a bike helmet, but you can also adjust it for running and walking too. The internal storm flap and chin guard reinforces Pulsar's stealth performance credentials, with a part-meshed reach-through pocket that means breathability isn't compromised. Adjustable cuffs make it versatile to walk, run, climb and ride in.

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Made from premium Japanese 2.5 layer fabric with a soft yet durable nylon face, the Pulsar balances protection wind and rain with comfort and stretch for a more flattering fit. The PU membrane with 20K/20K performance keeps the rain out and allows moisture from your body to escape, which means you can comfortably leave it on longer.

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Key Features

  • Comfortable and stretchy waterproof fabric for a flattering fit
  • Adjustable hood with stiffened wired peak
  • Internal storm flap and chin guard
  • Velcro and elasticated cuffs easily fit gloves and roll up the arm
  • Cuff shaped over the back of the hand for extra protection
  • 1 large ‘reach through’ pocket with 2 zips for access, part meshed for breathability
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats


Fabric: 2.5 layer PU membrane Face: 40d Hydrostatic head: 20,000 mm MVTR: 20,000 g/sqm/24hrs YKK Aquaguard water resistant zips

Origin: China

Care & Environmental Advice

Product Care Information

The better you look after this jacket, the better (and longer) it’ll look after you. Well, when we say ‘look after you’... it’s not gonna make you cups of tea or bring you breakfast in bed, but it will keep you nice n’ dry. And the good news is: it’s dead easy to do. 1) After you’ve finished going nice places and doing good things, treat your jacket to a wash at 30°C with either a dedicated Tech Wash (like Grangers and Nikwax) or pure soap. This keeps your jacket breathable by stopping the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating from getting clogged up with dirt and skin oils. No one likes a sweaty, clammy jacket. 2) If it’s stopped beading (rain soaking in rather than forming droplets), you can reactivate the factory-applied DWR by sticking it in the tumble drier on a low setting or applying a cool iron to it (under a tea towel). 3) To keep your jacket beading, you’ll probably need to top up the DWR once or twice a year using a Grangers or Nikwax re-proofer. You can find out more about why this is important here. If you’re still a bit unsure about washing your jacket, you can also take it/send it to our Ambleside store’s waterproof washing service and we’ll sort it all out for you.

Environmental considerations

We treat all our waterproofs with PFOA-free DWRs, cutting out some pretty nasty chemicals. Unlike our insulation and sleeping bag ranges, our waterproofs are not yet PFC-free. We’re still looking for a PFC-free DWR that’ll provide the same long-lasting performance for waterproofs, but we are working on it!

We make gear you’ll love for longer: gear that lasts; gear you’ll use, repair, re-use and pass onto someone else when you’ve finished with it. That’s why all our products have a three-year Alpine Bond warranty as minimum. We’ve always thought that the most environmentally friendly product we can make is the one that gets used the most and lasts the longest. So that’s what we do - it’s pretty simple really.

Size Guide
Men's sizing
Chest (inches) 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist (inches) 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
Chest (cms) 94 102 109 117 124
Waist (cms) 76 81 86 91 97
EU 46 48 50 52 54
USA 36 38 40 42 44
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Chest: measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist: measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.

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