Connect the trip up the sunny face with the wind-blasted descent down the backside. The Diode Jacket is a compressible piece that's packable enough for alpine climbing, skiing, or ice. Outfitted with a core of durable water repellent (DWR) treated down mixed with PrimaLoft, dampness doesn’t stand a chance. PrimaLoft covers your most exposed areas and a ripstop, lightweight shell blocks wind and water. An adjustable wire-brimmed hood fits over helmet and has bonded cord locks to keep you fully covered. Stocked with zippers in all the right places to vent heat and stash your media and snacks.
- Lightweight shell is Pertex Quantum 22-denier ripstop nylon, water resistant and wind resistant.
- Hood, shoulder and upper sleeves are Pertex Endurance 30-denier nylon that resists water and is wind resistant.
- Body insulation is PrimaLoft Gold down blend: 70% DWR treated goose down, 30% polyester.
- Insulation in hood, shoulders, upper sleeves and waist is polyester PrimaLoft Gold.
- Adjustable wire brimmed hood fits over helmet and has bonded cord locks.
- 2-way front zip with internal storm flap locks out wind.
- Zippered chest pocket with internal mesh media pocket to stash your tunes.
- Zippered handwarmer pockets set above hipbelt or harness (left one doubles as a stuff sack).
- 2 internal drop in pockets.
- Elastic cuffs with hook-and-loop tab adjustment.
- Drawcord hem.
- Standard fit and longer back length increase mobility.
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.
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.