"As if ice and alpine climbs aren't demanding enough – when conditions get 'Alaska cold' even the easy routes can turn serious. Stay focused on the ascent with our newest and warmest technical soft shell."
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The Speed Ascent Jacket is Patagonia's warmest wind and water-resistant climbing soft shell, with stretch and outstanding breathability for cold weather alpine pursuits.
The wind and water-resistant stretch-woven shell (4-oz 100% polyester double weave) moves and protects, while the low-bulk R2® insulation (7.4-oz Polartec® Thermal Pro® polyester that's 40% recycled) warms. The hanging R2 liner is welded to the shell along key seams and won't bunch up; its design optimizes breathability and wicking to keep you dry without robbing heat.
Stitch-free seams speed dry time, improve water-resistance and decrease bulk. Reinforced polyester (45% recycled) double-weave shoulders, elbows and forearms add durability. A helmet-compatible, 3-way-adjustable hood, articulated arms, self-fabric cuff tabs and a drawcord hem round out the details. Pockets: two handwarmers big enough for skins and one left chest. The jacket is recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.
Material: Recycled Polyester
Patagonia recycle used soda bottles, unusable second quality fabrics and worn out garments into polyester fibres to produce many of their clothes. This garment is recyclable through the Common Threads Recycling Program.
UK stockists. Find one here: www.patagonia.com
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