MEC Synergy Jacket - Men's



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A windproof, waterproof barrier designed for skiers and climbers. Our Synergy Jacket uses a lightweight, supple and packable face fabric that doesn't compromise on durability. This pared-down shell uses GORE-TEX® Pro, the gold standard of waterproof-breathable technology. Great alpine-specific features include harness-accessible pockets, a high collar to keep out blowing snow, and a helmet compatible hood with cordlock adjustments.

  • Made of 40-denier nylon with a GORE-TEX Pro PTFE laminate and DWR finish for superior waterproofness and breathability.
  • Fully seam-taped construction to keep you dry and comfortable in howling conditions.
  • Helmet-compatible hood has embedded Cohaesive cordlock adjustments for a snag-free profile.
  • Water-resistant front zipper is glued in place and has an inner storm flap to keep precipitation from sneaking in.
  • Underarm vents have 2-way watertight zippers, for releasing heat and perspiration.
  • Cuffs are gusseted to fit gloves and secure with Velcro® tabs.
  • 2 chest pockets have water-resistant zippers and zipper garages, and expand to hold bulky items like gloves.
  • Chest pockets are accessible when you have on a harness or hipbelt.
  • 1 stretch-woven interior zippered pocket.
  • Shock-cord adjustable hem with embedded Cohaesive cordlock adjustment.
  • Built-in Recco® Rescue System reflector allows ski patrol and mountain rescue teams to detect and locate Recco reflectors under snow. Recco technology is not a substitute for avalanche skills training, beacons, essential gear, or smart decision-making in the backcountry.

Tech specs

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Ideal for
  • Alpine climbing and mountaineering
  • Alpine touring
  • Ski mountaineering
Technology GORE-TEX Pro
Construction 3-layer
Face fabric 40-denier nylon
Lining/backer 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. Water-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.

Venting Underarm zips
  • 2 external chest
  • 1 internal zippered

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.

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.

Additional feature(s) Recco system
Made in China