MEC Hydrofoil Stretch Jacket - Men's
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Lightweight and packable for wet climates or where you expect foul weather. The waterproof Pertex Shield is breathable so you don't overheat on long approaches. Nylon fabric is durable, and feels soft and supple, never crunchy. A helmet-compatible hood and pockets that sit above a hipbelt or harness make it ideal for alpine missions and backcountry trips. Best of all, we’ve kept it amazingly affordable so you can budget for longer climbing trips and extra days on the trail.
- As we make the transition to our new logo, the MEC garment you receive may reflect a nod to the past or return to the peaks. The materials and features remain the same, though the logo itself may differ.
- 40-denier nylon with a 2.5-layer Pertex Shield waterproof-breathable laminate.
- 4-way mechanical stretch to move with you.
- Exterior is treated with a DWR (durable water repellency) finish to shed precipitation.
- Fully taped seams for maximum wet-weather protection.
- Fully adjustable hood with reinforced brim is helmet-compatible.
- Raglan sleeves for comfort under backpack straps.
- Underarm vents use water-resistant Uretek zippers
- Pockets are set high out of the way of a harness or hipbelt.
- Articulated elbows for good range of motion.
- Hook-and-loop adjustable sleeve cuffs.
- Elastic drawcord at bottom hem.
- Cut for layering over light to mid-weight garments.
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:
All MEC men’s and boy’s pants are regular rise.
|Weight||396g (Black Medium)|
|Face fabric||40-denier 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.
|Pockets||2 external chest|
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.
|Additional feature(s)||Wind flap behind zipper|
|Product sustainability||Bluesign® Approved Material|
- 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.
- Tall 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. Not all styles available in 'tall'.