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Mountain Equipment Pulsar Jacket #1
© Mountain Equipment, Sep 2012 Our warmest soft shell. From Mount Hunter's North Buttress to Scottish mixed, this is the perfect jacket for serious cold weather.
Whilst pushing hard on long dreamt of Alaskan test pieces mobility, warmth and moisture management are key and this is when insulated soft shell is a cut above more standard layering options. From the Moonflower to the Jorasses the reworked Pulsar Jacket gives uncompromising, fully functional protection appropriate to any Alpine environment A hybrid fabric construction combines Polartec Powershield Pro fabric with Gore Windstopper X-Fast 230 inserts. Powershield Pro through the main body and arms of the jacket gives extraordinary levels of weather resistance and breathability that ensure the perfect balance for alpine and winter climbing. Windstopper X-Fast 230 panels provides extra stretch and protection in key areas under the arms, around the lower back and at the sides of the hood.
The key to this jacket°¶s cold weather performance lies in the combination of these cutting edge soft shell fabrics with our Hi-loft waffle fleece lining. This low profile insulation is incredibly thermally efficient and yet highly compressible and ultra-quick drying in use. Hard Alpine climbing entwines the hardest moves with fast moving aerobic activity and long static vigils, the Pulsar provides the perfect solution to these varied needs. Combined with light, close fitting base layers and our awesome Citadel belay jacket this is perhaps the ideal system for cold, serious climbing.
An Active cut with articulated and pre-shaped sleeves will be appreciated whether gingerly loading a one tooth placement or hauling on a perfect stick. Our fully adjustable Mountain HC Hood swallows a helmet whilst giving you vision and mobility that allows not just belaying but hard climbing under a fusillade of spindrift avalanches. Two high zipped pockets provide access to snacks and the topo even when wearing a harness or rucksack whilst an offset Napoleon pocket secures a GPS or folding knife.
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