Dynafit Mezzalama Alpha Jacket
Named after one of the “big three” skimo races, the Mezzalama Jacket from Dynafit was designed for it. In other words, long, cold races and/or training sessions. Of course, any kind of skiing can be considered training, so feel free to just keep it your pack. It’s “filled” with 100g of Polartec Alpha insulation, which is the most breathable type. “Filled” is in quotes because the jacket is certainly not a puffy. It’s a light layer that has insulation in key spots, while remaining thin and flexible in others. The back is unfilled and mesh, so you won’t overheat under your pack. And if the snow starts falling or the wind kicks up, you’ll appreciate its repellency and resistance-y, respectively.
- Rip-stop nylon treated with a durable water repellent blocks the wind and snow.
- 100g of Polartec Alpha insulation keep your core and arms warm yet able to breathe.
- Pre-shaped sleeves of adequate length are capped with thumb holes and elastic.
- Polyester mesh back helps keep you ventilated under your pack, on the move.
- Skimo Blue color is embroidered with the Skimo Co logo.
- Perfectly matched with the Mezzalama pant.
|Hood||Yes, elastic closure|
|Pockets||1 chest stow|
|Cuffs||Elastic w/ thumb hole|
||Ripstop nylon, Polartec alpha fill, polyester mesh|
|Insulation||100g Polartec Alpha|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Long, cold racing. Mountaineering|
|Notes||Insulation where you want it, mesh where you don't|
|Bottom Line||Actually functional insulation|
|Compare to other Men's Touring Jackets|
Questions & Reviews
I've got this year's version which has two hand pockets, I kinda wish I had the single chest pocket that doubles as a stuff sack as I can't imagine ever actually putting my hands in the pockets (not wearing this around town), but whatever. A very awesome jacket, one of those things that instantly becomes an every-day item for me at least.
Lime Punch color will earn you admiring glances from people who spell "randonnee" correctly, but your significant other might implore you not to wear it out in public.
In the size chart it is not clear to me if the size is European S (46) or USA size S (Eu size 48/M).
What do I get if I order Mezzalama Trojan size S. ?
The jacket really got a test last weekend at the Northwest Passage Rando Race- air temp in the morning when the race started was -15F. I skied the whole race in my suit with this on top, and I was comfortable the whole time, even started to sweat a tiny bit at times.
One small note- the hood is not helmet compatible by design and I have found it to work best under your helmet.
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