Patagonia Ascensionist Jacket
It's not built for serious Scottish winter abuse, but for sweaty mountain activities, from ski touring and mountaineering to hillwalking, the lightweight Ascensionist shell would be a big hit, reckons John McKenna.
Polartec® NeoShell® - the world's most breathable waterproof fabric technology, is a key ingredient in select pieces of 66 North's wet weather collection designed for outdoor enthusiasts and engineered to protect against all weathers.
Polartec, the premium provider of innovative and sustainable textile solutions, has been working with 66 North – a brand that started life in 1926 making protective clothing for its Icelandic fishermen - to produce the ultimate in wet weather protection. Today 66 North designs comfortable protection for every-day adventurers and has three wet essentials to keep you protected this winter. All using Polartec® NeoShell®, this fabric offers the ultimate in waterproof and breathable weather protection and has been designed for all weather conditions. You couldn't be in better hands this winter.
For those of us not put off by the great British wet winter, we're all too familiar with the endless search for waterproof clothing that doesn't turn into a sweat fest as you speed up the tempo. The key is breathability. As soon as you invest in higher waterproof ratings for your jackets and trousers you can often sacrifice a fabric's ability to breathe leaving you hot and bothered mid-hike, climb or run and cold and clammy when you stop to rest. Polartec NeoShell is the answer. It is the product of extensive research and development and offers a level of fabric design that's more akin to engineering. In fact Polartec declares NeoShell to be the world's most breathable waterproof fabric.
Snaefell Jacket: available for men and women, the Snaefell offers a simple, classic design that results in the perfect versatile outdoor jacket. It works well for walking, biking and even skiing and can be teamed with a mid-layer or insulated jacket for colder days. SRP: £450
Stadarfell Jacket: available for men and women the Stadarfell jacket is a stylish, slim fitting jacket that's super light and incredibly stretchy. It's recommended for cycling and running because it lacks a hood and therefore won't restrict movement in these sports. SRP: £225
Snaefell waterproof pants: team either jacket with these pants if you need the highest level of protection for the day. These pants include water resistant side zippers to the knee with internal wind flaps, integrated webbing belt and elasticated rear waist plus adjustable Velcro ankle tabs to lock out wind and rain. SRP: £275