Mountain Equipment Switch Insulated Vest

Polartec Alpha Insulation 50g
Weighs 198g (Medium size)
Code: SS20282
  • £92.99
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  • RRP £99.99
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The Switch Vest is an insulated mid-layer that is ideally suited to those needing to move fast over technical ground. The versatile piece is a fantastic all-rounder providing a balance of warmth, breathability and temperature control.

Mountain Equipment says:

A hybrid vest with an insulated front and low profile grid fleece back for fast moving mountain sports. Highly breathable and fast drying POLARTEC® Alpha® insulation is combined with our lightweight 20D RS shell fabric in the front of the body for wind resistance. Pontetorto® Tecnostretch 187 panels in the back and sides minimise bulk and dry even faster after a strenuous ascent.

Mountain Equipment's Switch Insulated Vest is a very technical vest, the outer fabric offers good wind protection but it's also there protecting the Polartec Alpha insulation. This combo gives you some warmth, but it comes into it's own when you're really active in this piece. Polartec Alpha insulates but doesn't overheat you when you start to move.

This garment will provide similar levels of warmth as a lightweight micro fleece, but when you set off on your trek, climb, ride or whatever you're doing you won't need to take it off and pack it away, you should remain comfortable in it.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear

Help and advice: Synthetic Insulation explained at Ultralight Outdoor Gear
  • Lightweight 20D RS Nylon outer fabric with mechanical stretch on front of body; highly breathable and wind resistant
  • POLARTEC® Alpha® insulation [50g front of body] 
  • Bluesign® approved Pontetorto® Tecnostretch 187 fleece [back and side panels]
  • Flatlocked seams for next-to-skin comfort 
  • YKK® centre front zip
  • 2 zipped hand warmer pockets and 1 Napoleon chest pocket 
  • Elastane bound hem and armholes 
  • Packs into hand pocket with twin karabiner carry loops
  • Small weighs: 184g
  • Medium weighs: 198g
  • Large weighs: 214g
  • XLarge weighs: 224g
  • Fit: Active


  • Lightweight 20D RS Nylon outer fabric with mechanical stretch on front of body
  • Front of body: POLARTEC® Alpha® insulation 50g
  • Back and side panels: Bluesign® approved Pontetorto® Tecnostretch 187 fleece
  • Inserts: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane
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