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Mountain Equipment Kinesis Jacket Mens - Obsidian

£180.00 £

  • Buy this jacket in-store with a BAC Discount Card (£5 per year) for £162.00
    A superfast drying action layer that combines warmth and weather protection for the most demanding climbing and mountaineering
    Balancing the moisture transfer required for running up exposed ice fields with the durability needed for rock climbing in the high mountains
    The specially developed Octoyarn Warp-knit lining offers insulation you can move fast in combined with rapid drying that will be appreciated on one day sprints and multi-day missions alike
    Colour: Obsidian
    Fit: Active
    Weight: 360g, size large
    Outer fabric: HeliumAP, 30 denier RS stretch nylon
    - Exclusively developed by Mountain Equipment
    Lining fabric: Octayarn
    A low density, lofted fibre pile, soft, wicking and warm fabric made from a unique cog-like fibre. It dries extremely fast and insulates superbly
    Lightweight HeliumAP outer fabric with mechanical stretch; highly breathable and wind resistant
    Octayarn Warp-knit lining for exceptional insulation, breathability and comfort
    Mountain HC Hood is fully adjustable, three points of adjustment, soft wired peak
    Rolled down hood forms protective collar
    Active fit with articulated and pre-shaped sleeves
    2-way YKK® moulded centre front zip
    Napoleon chest pocket
    2 zipped hand pockets
    Adjustable cuffs and dual tether hem drawcords
    Packs into pocket with twin carabiner carry loops
    Mountain Equipment Size Guide:
    Size   M L XL XXL
    Chest size in 39-41 41-43 43-46 46-48
    cm 98-104 104-110 110-116 116-122

    HeliumAP is a subset of M.E's Helium fabrics program, where ‘AP’ denotes air permeability.


    HeliumAP has been exclusively developed by Mountain Equipment in conjunction with their fabric mills.

    Fabrics which are air permeable offer significant advantages in active insulation because of their improved breathability.
    However, they tend to suffer from decreased strength as the yarns used to make them have to be woven less tightly than regular shell fabrics.
    To ensure the perfect blend of air permeability and strength they have woven their fabrics with different weave densities in the warp and weft directions, ensuring that air can pass through the fabric, but without the fabric’s mechanical performance being affected.
    This means you maintain strength, improve breathability, and have the soft handle of a premium shell fabric
    Octayarn, a unique fibre from one Mountain Equipments fabric partners, a unique fibre ideal for use in active insulation
    Octayarn has been developed to provide a modern lining fabric that insulates, wicks, and is exceptionally comfortable next to skin
    M.E have pioneered its use since the fibre's development and are a close research and testing partner for new fabric developments in this area.
    Octayarn is a multidentate (having many teeth, like a cog) fibre which boasts unrivalled surface area : see image
    This makes it superb at wicking moisture, decreasing drying times and ensuring you stay dry when working hard
    The multidentate fibre shape increases bulk, and subsequently its warmth
    The fibre is also extremely lightweight, offering the thickness of an 80 denier fibre but with only half the fibre weight
    Octayarn fibres are hollow, increasing their air trapping and resultant warmth, and further reducing their weight

  • Free UK Delivery On All Orders
    Orders received BEFORE 1pm on days we are open are usually dispatched the same day with Royal Mail using a 2nd Class delivery service (normally 2-3 working days).

    Orders over £30 will be sent Tracked & Signed For.

    Please note that a different delivery method, e.g Courier, may be used depending on the size/weight of your order and if so we will try to inform you before dispatch.

    Next Day UK Delivery  £8.00
    Orders placed BEFORE 1pm on days we are open will be dispatched the same day, usually by Royal Mail or occasionally by Courier and will require a signature. Any Next Day orders received after this time will be dispatched the following working day. Please note any orders placed AFTER 1pm on Fridays will be dispatched on the following Monday (excluding Bank Holidays).

    Highlands of Scotland, UK Islands & Countries outside of the UK
    The above does not apply to these areas
    We do not deliver to countries not in the United Kingdom

    If you would like any more information on your delivery
    please contact us

    As a busy independent retailer, very occassionally we may not have the ordered item in stock. In this case we will inform you of the situation so you can decide how we proceed to your satisfaction. For example, the item may be on order from our supplier, Criterion will send a sleeping bag direct to the customer on our behalf (48 hour Parcel Force delivery).

  • Returns must be made within 14 days of receiving the goods. Please contact us to let us know your intention at or phone 01422 371146
    If you're returning an item because it's unwanted or you need to exchange it, we ask that you pay for the cost of return carriage. Exchanges for non-sale items will be sent free of charge. Standard delivery charges will apply to sale-item / special offer exchanges.
    All unwanted items must be new and unused, and with original labels attached, along with all receipts / proof of purchase. Please ensure the item(s) are packaged securely and suitably for transit

    Return to: 
    After Sales,
    BAC Outdoor Leisure Ltd
    Central Hall,  Coronation Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 0DF 
    When you're arranging to return an item, we strongly recommend that you use a recorded / insured delivery service as we regret that we cannot be held responsible for goods lost in transit. If return conditions are met we will issue a refund within a maximum of 3 working days of the goods being returned to us
    For Health & Safety reasons we are unable to accept returns of climbing hardware, helmets or baselayer / underwear.