A warm, functional layer for alpine climbs and ice routes. Pull it on at belay stances that leave you exposed to gusts, drips, and spindrift. The waterproof-breathable shell lets your internal moisture escape quickly, and a superb DWR treatment stops wetness from penetrating from the outside. The mapped Primaloft® One insulation effectively puts warmth where you need and keeps it streamlined where you don't, providing a warm sheltering layer to rebuff savage conditions.
- Outer shell is waterproof-breathable 20-denier nylon Pertex, hydrophilic and laminated with a polyurethane barrier.
- Lined with supple ripstop polyester.
- Mapped PrimaLoft One insulation is strategically placed for warmth where it’s most needed: 100g/sq. m through the body for maximum core warmth; 60g/sq. m in the arms and hood to retain mobility. Baffle construction holds fill in place and prevents cold spots.
- Full-cover, helmet-compatible hood has a stiff brim to preserve sightlines.
- 3 chest pockets are accessible with a harness, 2 two internal drop-in pockets are big enough for spare insulated mitts.
- Articulated elbows and ergonomic cut allow a full range of movement.
Technical garments, designed for specific activities have features that aren’t always adaptable to general use. For example, cycling clothing is longer in the back and arms. Activity aside, the fit of MEC clothing falls into these categories:
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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.
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.