This fully equipped jacket drops in naturally and lets you ride out terrain features smoothly. A waterproof-breathable shell keeps the insulation dry, while assorted pockets hold electronics, lift pass, and goggles. A good amount of insulation adds some warmth for sitting still, and a waterproof-breathable shell creates a zone of dry around your core.
- Made of waterproof-breathable polyester with a sleet-shedding DWR finish.
- Taped seams in areas that are prone to wetting out.
- Insulated with warm Thinsulate polyester.
- Hood is lightly insulated.
- Chinguard and storm placket over front zipper.
- Articulated elbows
- Interior wrist gaiters.
- Drawcord hem.
- Hand pockets, interior drop-in pocket (mesh lined for goggles) and zippered audio pocket.
- Lift pass pocket closes with Velcro®.
- Snaps and loops attach to compatible snow pants.
- Detachable powder skirt.
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:
|Insulation||100g/sq. m polyester (body) + 80g/sq. m polyester (arms)|
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. Water-resistant garments repel water and protect against wind but are not made of waterproof fabric.
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.