MEC Northern Lite Jacket - Men's
A minimalist jacket that we kept intentionally simple. Pull on this warm layer for backcountry skiing, climbing or cold days anywhere. It's a function-first design, engineered to last, with a look that's more timeless than trendy. Blown in insulation in areas where you need mobility is light and breathes like down, but will prove more durable over seasons of use. The back, front and underarms use classic sheet insulation to surround your core with warmth. We first made the Northern Lite series back in 2001, so we can say with authority, that this re-invented style is a keeper too.
- Face fabric is lightweight 20-denier nylon with DWR (durable water repellent) finish.
- Insulation in shoulders, upper arms and upper chest is 100g Thermolite Pro synthetic insulation in classic sheet construction.
- Underarms and front/back panels feature 100g Thermolite Pro synthetic insulation with sewn-through construction.
- Full-length front YKK zipper with internal storm flap and chinguard.
- Insulated zippered hand pockets.
- Two internal drop-in pockets.
- Internal zippered pocket doubles as a stuff sack.
- Elastic edge binding on cuffs and shock cord hem seal out drafts.
|Face fabric||20-denier ripstop nylon|
|Insulation||100g/sq. m polyester|
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.
- Measure fullest circumference, keeping tape up under arms and across shoulder blades.
- 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.