MEC Aquanator Insulated Jacket - Men's
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Totally waterproof and moderately breathable, the original Aquanator is an all-rounder for rainy season walks or for wet-weekend camping. We kept everything great about the Aquanator shell and added a layer of lightweight insulation The result is lighter, more comfortable and just as versatile as a layered combo of a hoodie with a shell. And, whn rain isn’t an issue, the fitted hood tucks away into the collar, for a clean bomber jacket style.
- Waterproof breathable shell with a DWR finish protects you from the rain.
- Insulated with lightweight THERMOLITE® Micro insulation that has an impressive warmth to weight ratio.
- Slim, fitted hood rolls into the collar.
- Collar is insulated and fleece-lined.
- 3-piece, adjustable hood has a short brim helping to keep the rain off your face.
- Fleece lined pockets keep your hands warm and out of the wind.
- Full-length zip has a storm flap for extra protection.
- Regular fit offers no surprises, just comfort.
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.
|Ideal for||Casual wear|
|Face fabric||Nylon + polyurethane|
|Insulation||80g/sq. m polyester (body) + 60g/sq. m polyester (arms)|
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.
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|
- 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'.