The Neo Alpine Jacket is a waterproof, very breathable, minimalist climbing jacket designed with stretch Polartec NeoShell fabric to offer high levels of dynamic movement when in the mountains.
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The Neo Alpine Jacket is made from Polartec Neoshell which is a waterproof, breathable fabric that uses two-way air exchange. The fabric is not as waterproof as eVent or Goretex (Hydrostaic Head figures are typically 10,000mm compared to eVent at 30,000mm) but Polartec argues you don't need such a high rating for most conditions so can produce a fabric that's a lot more breathable. The feel and drape of the material is also softer than your eVent or Goretex hardshell so it actually feels a lot more comfortable.
Technical features include a helmet compatible hood with wired peak, 2 large napoleon chest pockets for ease of use when wearing a harness, and fully waterproof zips throughout. Anti-snag Velcro adjustable cuffs and a lined collar also provides further protection from the elements. An essential piece of kit for winter climbing or when tackling projects in unpredictable climates.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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