MEC Confidante Insulated Jacket - Women's

5042-603
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Description

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Combat the damp cold of a west-coast winter or a blustery east-coast spring. This tailored jacket is made of waterproof-breathable fabric and has a layer of insulation for waiting in line at the food truck. A tall neck protects against gusts, and the deep pockets are lined for warmth and kindness. Taped seams keep out wetness, with an insulated hood to pull on during a squall.

  • Shell is polyester with a waterproof-breathable microporous laminate and DWR treatment that helps sheds rain and snow.
  • Taped seams throughout make it fully waterproof.
  • Insulated with 80g Hyperloft polyester in the body and hood.
  • Insulated hood has an adjustable tab and drawstring.
  • 2 deep, fleece-lined handwarmer pockets.
  • Zippered internal security pocket.
  • Zipper has a wind placket to block the cold.

Tech specs

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Ideal for Casual winter wear
Type
  • Insulated synthetic
  • Waterproof-breathable
Technology
  • Microporous PU coating
  • MEC Hyperloft
Construction
  • Quilted
  • 2-layer
Face fabric 180-denier polyester
Lining/backer Recycled polyester
Insulation 80g/sq. m polyester
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.

12,000mm
Waterproofness

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.

20,000g/m2/24h
Pockets
  • 2 front zippered
  • 1 internal zippered
Windproofness

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.

Windproof
Length Mid-thigh
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.

Yes
Hood
  • Insulated
  • Adjustable
Additional feature(s) 2-way zipper
Made in China