Finished in an attractive Olive Green, outer nylon shell, the filling is a synthetic polyball polyester, with a fill weight of a class leading 425g. The issue with most thermal jackets whether down or synthetic filling, is that they lose much of their insulation properties, once the filling gets wet. To help avoid this the 380T nylon outer shell is treated with a Matt Ciring finish. This is a technique used on textiles for this type of use, which involves treating the finished cloth, with a heat and pressure process, which makes the outer surface waterproof, but gives it a matt finish and a soft feel.
In addition to this, the outer surface is then treated with a DWR coating, so light rain will bead-up and run off the surface. Although not designed as a waterproof garment this not only helps keep the wearer dry if caught out by an unexpected shower, but more importantly keeps the polyester filling dry, so it retains its thermal properties.
This jacket is an ideal outer-layer on crisp, dry days, or a perfect thermal mid-layer, under an outer breathable shell to keep the wearer warm even on the coldest days. Team it up with the amazing Mini Pack Jacket for the perfect, flexible combination. For additional comfort and warmth, the high collar is lined with a self-colour, knitted and elasticated collar lining and the bottom hem and cuffs, are bound with a self-colour, elasticated piping for a warm, snug fit.