Buy this jacket in-store with a BAC Discount Card (£5 per year) for £162.00
New for AW 20/21
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 : Acid
Fit : Women's Active
Weight : 330g, size 12 UK
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
Women's 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 :
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