Standard heavy winter clothing has virtually no place in the backcountry. Full down jackets and thick three-layer Gore-Tex pants are fantastic when riding a chairlift in harsh conditions, but when you're moving through the mountains under your own power, light insulation and functional breathability is a necessity. Thin and breathable CLO material covers your back, sides, and the bottom of your sleeves, with baffled insulation on the front of the chest and top of the sleeves to keep you warm no matter how hard the wind is gusting. Two big chest pockets are easy to open with gloves and large enough for skins and a candybar (or four). Don't suffer in a muggy, over-insulated puffy, and don't waste the day stopping to shed layers. With the Dynafit TLT Light Insulation jacket, you'll have the freedom to comfortably move non-stop in even the coldest conditions.
- Seams and insulated panels stretch and flex smoothly, moving with you and giving you freedom of mobility while still giving you a slim, comfortable fit.
- Dynafil synthetic insulation keeps you warm and feels like down without clumping and losing its loft when wet.
- Elastic hem and cuffs are comfortable and seal warmth in without being too tight or restrictive.
- Perforated CLO padding breathes and vents heat where you exert the most heat.
- Large front pockets can stow most skins.
|Ventilation||Back is perforated CLO|
|Pockets||2 large zippered front|
|Fit||Layering piece with a stretch fit|
||Outer material- Nylon. Back and waist- 71% Nylon, 29% Lycra|
|Insulation||Dynafil in chest, CLO in lower front and back|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Ski Touring, mountaineering|
|Notes||Very thin insulation in lower front and back|
|Bottom Line||Minimalist breatheable and packable insulation piece|
|Compare to other Men's Layers|
Questions & Reviews
It has a minimal design, without using flimsy/minimal materials.
I have a similar weight puffy from Enlightened Equipment that is made from gossamer fabrics that will never stand up to abrasion like this Dynafit jacket will.
No extra material is wasted on the back and waist, where your pack and belt will be.
No hood means it layers well under a shell.
Napolean style make sense when wearing a pack belt, and are easier to access when this jacket is layered under a shell.
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