MEC Instigator 2 Jacket - Men's



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Our top-of-the-line alpine climbing jacket uses GORE-TEX® Pro Shell® technology, which replaces the knit tricot traditionally used on the inside of 3-layer waterproof-breathables with a light, rugged, woven backing fabric. The result is a garment that's lighter, more compact, with better breathability, and increased abrasion resistance than previous GORE-TEX fabrics. We've teamed this fabric performance with a slimmer, articulated cut that accommodates vertical climbing moves.

  • Face fabric is 70-denier nylon in high wear areas for toughness, 40-denier elsewhere for lightness and ease of movement. Pro Shell membrane is waterproof, windproof, and highly breathable. Backed with a breathable, woven fabric.
  • Helmet-compatible hood has two-way adjustment at the back and drawstring closure.
  • Glued-in zips offer clean low profile construction.
  • Waterproof front zip with storm flap, to keep the elements out.
  • Two chest pockets with internal bellows for added capacity.
  • Large underarm zips for shedding heat when the pressure's on.
  • Arm and torso patterning suits full range of motion and overhead reaches needed for climbing.
  • Interior hem adjustments for a snag-free profile.
  • Partially elasticized cuffs with Velcro® tabs for a snug yet easy-moving fit.

Tech specs

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Type Waterproof-breathable
Construction 3-layer
Face fabric Nylon
Lining/backer Nylon
Insulation None

Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.

Waterproof with fully taped seams
Venting Underarm zips
Pockets 2 external chest
Length Hip-length
Durable water repellency

Usually referred to as DWR. A treatment made to fabrics that causes water to bead and run off instead of soaking through.

Hood Adjustable helmet-compatible
Made in China