An Alpkit classic. Your new best friend on and off the bike, screaming down singletrack or bouncing across rutted moorland. A 2.5-layer legend, Pulsar lightweight, waterproof, breathable half-zip has your back (and your front, head, and arms for that matter).
Roll it, pack it, stuff it; but always take it - packs down to virtually nothing and is worth its weight in gold when the sky falls in.
- Lightweight 2.5-layer fabric with high stretch and high comfort
- A tailored cut and half-zip style to trail run, ride or multi-day backpack
- 20K/20K waterproofing and breathability keeps the rain out and lets sweat escape
- Finished with a 100% PFC-free DWR treatment
Pulsar is ideal for life on and off the bike with a riding cut, wired peak, sleeve length for riding and breathable pockets.
"With Pulsar we searched high and low for a premium fabric that would keep you comfortable when working hard. We found it in Japan; a high stretch, 2.5-layer material that ticked all the boxes. Lightweight, made for movement, soft touch, waterproof, breathable and rustle-free when moving quickly. What more do you want?
We dropped the hem to give coverage on the bike and there’s a fully adjustable, wire peaked hood to keep rain out of your eyes. If you overheat, the elasticated velcro cuffs can be pushed up to your elbow and the kangaroo pocket contains a big mesh vent. Stick Pulsar on when you’re out for a walk or ride in changeable weather, leave it on to keep the wind off or pack it away when the weather clears between downpours."
Ronnie, Clothing Design Manager
- Designed for movement with a stretch fabric and slimmer fit
- Soft fabric reduces rustling and flapping in strong winds/high speeds
- Fully adjustable hood with stiffened wired peak
- Flexible half-zip is more comfortable on the bike or under packs
- Large ‘kangaroo pocket’ with a mesh vent for extra breathability
- Velcro and elasticated cuffs can be rolled up your arms
- Cuff shaped over the back of the hand for extra protection
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
Hydrostatic head: 20,000 mm
MVTR: 20,000 g/sqm/24hrs
Fabric: 2.5 layer PU membrane
Face: 40d nylon
DWR: PFC-Free C0
Zips: YKK Aquaguard® water resistant zips
Sustainability and Product Care
Product Care Information
Caring For Your DWR
To keep your jacket’s durable water repellent (DWR) treatment in tip-top condition, wash it regularly in pure soap or a specialist cleaner. You may also need to refresh the treatment about once or twice a year (depending on usage) using a reproofer. Using a spray-on reproofer maintains your jacket's wicking ability.
Wash on a delicate cycle at 30˚C or hand wash with lukewarm water. Use a technical wash product (like Nikwax Tech Wash or Grangers Performance Wash) or pure soap. DO NOT use detergent, fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water. Line dry or tumble dry on low heat. You can also use a cool iron to reactivate the DWR.
We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.
How It Is Made
The Pulsar uses a completely PFC-free DWR treatment on its outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that and one of the first outdoor brands in the world to eliminate them from our range.
Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.
Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.
We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.
End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.
Delivery is free over $130.
All duties and import charges are covered by Alpkit.
Women's waterproof jacket size guide
|Size chart (inches)
|Size chart (cm)
How to measure
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.
Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms and be level from front to back.
Measure around your waist at the narrowest point.
Standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.
With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape.
Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose.
A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.