The Uberlayer Hooded Jacket is a lightweight, wind and water resistant jacket with superior breathability using Polartec Alpha Insulation.
Outdoor Research says:
The ingenious design of the UberLayer Hooded Jacket places Polartec Alpha – a water-resistant and highly compressible Active Insulation – between a polyester mesh lining and a highly breathable nylon shell, dumping excess heat when you're on the move but holding it in during downtime.
Perfect for aerobic climbs and ski tours, this backcountry chameleon provides the warmth of a synthetic puffy one moment and the breathability and quick-dry performance of a fleece the next, all without forcing you to add, remove or adjust your layers.
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This highly compressible active jacket is made using a combination of Polartec Alpha Insulation and Nylon 3D stretch shell which is highly breathable, fast drying, wind and water resistant with an excellent warmth to weight ratio. All this allows the jacket to expel excess heat when your on the move, while holding on to it when you stop to keep warm. Ideal for strenuous climbs, ski touring and mountain walks as you don't have to add, remove or adjust your layers to keep comfortable.
The Uberlayer features two soft hand warmer pockets, one chest pocket, two large inner mesh pockets and an adjustable helmet compatible hood. It also has lycra cuffs and a drawcord hem so you can keep the heat in and cold wind out. The jacket would be comfortable to use with a harness as it has a two way center front zipper with an internal front storm flap. A warm, soft and comfortable jacket that would feel right at home on the crags.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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