A hybrid 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 insulated mid layer that is ideally suited to those needing to move fast over technical ground. With its exceptional moisture transfer and high warmth-to-weight ratio, the POLARTEC® Alpha® core is the current state-of-the-art in breathable insulation. Allied to proven Pontetorto® Tecnostretch fleece, the Switch Jacket is an essential piece for active layering.
Mountain Equipment's 2020 Switch Insulated Jacket is a very technical jacket, the fabric down the front and back of the jacket 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
- Lightweight 20D RS Nylon outer fabric with mechanical stretch on body; highly breathable and wind resistant
- POLARTEC® Alpha® insulation [50g body]
- Bluesign® approved Pontetorto® Tecnostretch 187 fleece [arms, shoulders 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 double layer collar
- Low bulk cuffs
- Packs into hand pocket with twin karabiner carry loops
- Small weighs: 240g
- Medium weighs: 268g
- Large weighs: 294g
- XLarge weighs: 320g
- Fit: Active
- Lightweight 20D RS Nylon outer fabric with mechanical stretch on body
- Body: POLARTEC® Alpha® insulation [50g body]
- Arms, shoulders and side panels: Bluesign® approved Pontetorto® Tecnostretch 187 fleece
- Inserts: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane
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