The new Eclipse is made from a lightweight fleece fabric with an internal brushed grid backer that has excellent wicking capabilities. The grid backer feels soft against your skin so would be comfortable to wear as a base- or mid-layer.
Mountain Equipment says:
A light and fast drying stretch fleece jacket that’s perfect for hiking and classic alpine ascents. Providing impressive warmth for its minimal weight and bulk the Eclipse Hooded Jacket is an essential layer for everything from ski touring to valley walks. A stretchy grown on hood gives added versatility whilst 3 zipped pockets keep essentials secure and thumb loops layer under gloves on freezing days.
Mountain Equipment's Womens 2021 Eclipse Hooded Jacket is still a lightweight fleece that uses an internal brushed grid backer that has excellent wicking capabilities and is quick drying. The grid backer feels soft against your skin so would be comfortable to wear as a baselayer or a mid layer. The new Technostretch fabric has impressive levels of stretch and still delivers a great combination of low weight and low bulk.
The jacket features 2 hand pockets, a roomy chest pocket a full zip and snug but stretch hood. The cover stitched seams provide next to skin comfort, avoiding chafing and improving durability. The low bulk cuffs, thumb loops and a good length of fabric covering the back of the hand are extremely comfortable and add to the protection of the hands whilst easily fitting under a glove also. Overall the fit of this jacket is really quite generous in both its width and especially sleeve length.
- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear
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