The Alpine Pullover is made of a moisture-wicking tech fleece. It features a snug-fitting scuba hood with slit to "set your pony tail free." There is a kangaroo pocket in front with a hidden key pocket (more on this later), and a zip pocket in back. The neck zipper and the back pocket zipper are reflective, as well as the logo on the hood. This top has thumbholes and cuffins to keep your hands toasty without gloves. There is circle mesh for venting under the arms.
modeled with my Old Navy running shorts in Carbon.
Check out the pony tail slit:
(And view of both reflective zippers)
With the hood down.
So you can see the circle mesh under the arms:
Detail shot of the pleated (static haze?) luon trim on the kangaroo pocket.
More static luon on the cuff:
Puckered static luon on the shoulders. This provides a little stretch in the shoulders if needed.
When the neck is unzipped, there's circle mesh underneath:
Some more detail shots...
When I was trying on this top, I noticed a strange little rectangle outline on the inside.
Turns out, if you look inside the kangaroo pocket, there's a little (secure?) circle mesh key pocket. The fabric overlaps in the center of this little key pocket; there is no zipper.
The key pocket is oriented on the diagonal inside the kangaroo pocket. It measures 3.25 x 2.25. You could fit your license or credit card in there if you stretch the fabric a little.
Close up shot of the hood. The hood is also fleecy inside, and has that static haze luon trim. You can see the optional pony tail slit.
On some other Lululemon tops (Inspire Pullover, Dash Pullover) there have been concerns about the back pocket not being tacked down on the inside. The back pocket on the Alpine Pullover is made of circle mesh and is sewn at the bottom and on the sides, but not on the top. There are no rough edges, so I don't see this being a problem (in this picture, the bottom of the pullover is on the top). Also, I'd likely wear this over something, even if it's just a tank top.
Here's a picture to show off some of the different textures of the fabric on this top.
And if you've never experienced cuffins before, here's what they're all about. Say your hands get chilly, even though they're already in those cozy cuffs with thumbholes. You would just pull at the little seam that goes across the back of the wrist, and pull the fabric over your hand.
Voila: Cuffin hand.
Some measurements based on the size 6:
- From the underarm to the bottom hem along the side (no side seam to measure along, but I just measured straight down) is 17."
- Underarm to the cuff (while cuffins not in use) is 22.5."
- Shoulder seam to shoulder seam across the back (unstretched) is 14."