MEC Oreithya Jacket - Women's
For experience-hungry skiers whose bread and butter is lift-accessed terrain – but who venture out from time to time for a little untracked snacking. The 3-layer GORE-TEX is packable, totally waterproof and provides easy stretch for a full range of motion. Technical features include a powder skirt, fully taped interior seams and a helmet compatible hood. Named for Oreithya, a Greek goddess who presided over cold mountain winds, her namesake jacket roams streets, frontside runs and backcountry terrain with equal assurance.
- Made of 3-layer nylon, spandex GORE-TEX with a PTFE waterproof-breathable laminate and a DWR finish.
- Inner surface has a knitted face that has a fleecy, soft texture.
- Sewn and glued construction with taped interior seams yields a clean look and sound waterproofing.
- Helmet compatible hood.
- Front zip is water resistant and has a fleeced chin guard and interior storm flap.
- Raglan sleeves are designed for comfort when wearing a pack.
- Underarm zips use YKK coated water-resistant zippers
- Hook-and-loop adjustable cuffs.
- Zippered handwarmer pockets have water-resistant zippers.
- Zippered interior chest pocket.
- Removable powder skirt is Schoeller soft shell fabric made of nylon and spandex for stretch.
- Curved hem adds coverage in back, drawcord allows you to snug the fit.
- Built-in Recco® Rescue System reflector allows ski patrol and mountain rescue to detect and locate Recco reflectors under snow. Recco technology is not a substitute for skills training, beacons, essential gear, or smart decision-making in the backcountry.
- Centre back length is 29in. (size medium)
- Close all zips and flaps before washing. Do not use fabric softeners or bleach. Rinse thoroughly. Tumble dry low. Steam iron at medium temperature. Do not dry clean.
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:
|Face fabric||40-denier nylon|
Fabric waterproof rating
The standard test for waterproof fabrics uses a standing column filled with water. The figures given are the water column height. A rating of 3,500mm or higher can be considered waterproof. The higher the rating, the more durable the waterproof fabric will be over time.
Waterproof garments use waterproof-breathable technologies and are fully seam-taped. Water-resistant garments use waterproof-breathable technologies but their seams are not taped. Weather-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
|Waterproof with fully taped seams|
Fabric active breathability
The rate at which a waterproof breathable fabric expels moisture when the inner surface is moist from perspiration. Values under 8,000g/m2/24h provide low performance, 20,000g/m2/24h provide moderate performance and values over 30,000g/m2/24h provide high performance.
A windproof garment does not allow any air to permeate the fabric. A garment with windproof panels has panels of fabric that are totally windproof, but the rest of the garment may not be windproof. A wind-resistant garment resists some wind, but not as much as a garment that is windproof.
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.
- Measure fullest circumference, keeping tape up under arms and across shoulder blades.
- Natural waist
- Measure at the narrowest circumference of your waist.
- Stand with feet together and measure at fullest circumference.
- Arm length
- Bend elbow gently, then measure from centre of back of neck out to point of shoulder, down to back of elbow, and forward to wrist.
- Petite arm length
- Bend elbow gently, then measure from centre of back of neck out to point of shoulder, down to back of elbow, and forward to wrist. Petite size garments are also proportionally shorter overall. Not all styles are available in 'petite'.