Items made to order | Usually ships in 7-10 business daysBased in Southwestern Virginia | Est. 2018
This is our Emergency Jacket. Created out of a need for an affordable, lightweight Dyneema Shell designed for those freak summer thunderstorms or Drizzly PNW mornings. I've always wanted a Dyneema Shell, one that wouldn't wet out, EVER, and would be light enough to stuff away and forget about. This is that shell. There's a jacket for every trip, and while this jacket performs well in many conditions, it is NOT intended for long, humid trips where you're expecting weather every day. It is an emergency jacket. No bells, no whistles. Just the bare essentials to keep you dry and be as light as possible. It is made from the same 1.43 oz/sqyd Dyneema as our stuff sacks, so it should have a long lifespan and not abrade quickly from pack straps or creasing. Because it is made from normal Dyneema, the jacket isn't as breathable as ones made from WPB Dyneema/eVENT. I found it to be perfect for storms less than an hour, as long as I had a long sleeve base layer underneath and the humidity wasn't very high. It's performance on the PCT was similar. The colder it is outside, the longer you can comfortably hike in this jacket -- all day at times. We will be releasing a fully-featured shell next year that is made from the WPB version of this laminate (which is much more expensive) which will be comparable to market leaders in weight, price, and features.This shell features a brimless, form-fitting hood designed to be worn with a hat. A new jacket will be translucent and become more opaque with more vivid colors as it ages and creases. I am 6 foot, 180 pounds and am pictured here wearing a size Medium. It is a snug, athletic fit with room for a base layer, thermal, or maybe an ultralight puffy. If you intend on wearing lots of layers, size up. If you are in between sizes, size up. If you have massive forearms or very wide shoulders, size up.
Colorway pics are oriented so that the top color is the top of the jacket (hood, shoulders) and the bottom color is the bottom of the jacket (sleeve ends, waist) with the middle being natural non-sublimated Dyneema *Due to dye sublimation printing, colors may vary slightly. Designed, printed and sewn in Christiansburg, VASize Guide: Using the images as a baseline fit, measure your chest and compare with the jacket chest circumference measurements below. If you are very close to these, size up. I have a 39.75" chest and a Medium fits great. Email for custom sizing. XS: 38" SM: 40"MD: 42"LG: 44"XL: 46"2X: 50"
Care Instructions: Clean dust and dirt from pack before storing. Store out of direct sunlight and moisture. Hand wash with a gentle soap. Do not iron. Do not wring. Drip-dry in shade. Do not bleach. Specs: Weight: 3-6 oz (size Medium is 4.12 oz) Materials: Sublimated 1.43 oz/sqyd Dyneema Laminate #5 YKK Uretek Water-Resistant Zipper 3M 9485pc Dyneema Tape 1/4" Soft Nylon Bias Tape Features: Waterproof Abrasion-Resistant Fully-Taped Seams Form-Fitting Hood Athletic Fit Unique Colorways Ultralight Construction