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Alpamayo Waterproof Jacket

Alpamayo Waterproofe Jacket
Alpamayo Waterproofe JacketAlpamayo Waterproof Jacket - shown over a down jacketAlpamayo Waterproof Jacket - showing optional pit zipsAlpamayo Waterproof Jacket - hood downAlpamayo Waterproof Jacket (Photo: Jon Griffith)On expedition in Antarctica with Dr Nathan Smith.

The material feels durable but soft and its ample dimensions made it a pleasure to wear ... Overall, a top notch jacket which does the job excellently.
Mark Dodwell, Director Access-Adventure Ltd, and UILMA Guide.

Alpamayo Waterproof Jacket

Mountaineering specification, traditional length, lightweight waterproof. Cut to allow easy movement and to accommodate down clothing.
Weight:590g (21oz)
Price:£364.00

Available Options:

Size:
Colour:
Pit Zips:

Features

  • Waterproof HS3 fabric with fully taped seams
  • 2 large chest pockets with fully waterproof YKK Aquaseal zips
  • 1 internal security pocket with key holder
  • Single storm baffle with Velcro closure over a two-way front water-resistant Riri Aquazip
  • Full-length under-baffle
  • Fully adjustable waist cord
  • Adjustment cord at the hem*****
  • Velcro cuff tabs
  • Grown on hood with stiffened peak
  • Hood: large (for helmet) with size adjuster
  • Hood adjustment cords held in extended cord channels
  • Reflective tape on the hood peak for night location
  • Options:
    • Water-resistant YKK Aquaseal Pit-zips

 

Description

The Alpamayo Jacket is made with our HS3 3-layer fabric, lighter, more waterproof and more breathable than ever before. The two-way water-resistant Riri Aqua zip is covered by a storm flap with Velcro closure to give maximum weatherproofing. The wired peak on the hood provides effective protection when closed down with or without a helmet.

With two large chest pockets covered by waterproof YKK Aquaseal zips and good arm-lift this is a deliberately simple piece of kit designed for hassle-free use in action. A lightweight jacket, but one you can take with confidence into extreme situations.

Also available in a lighter 'smock' style.

Weight shown (590g) is for size: L.

Technical

Waterproof HS3 outer fabric (weight: 115gsm)

HS3 is a 3-layer laminate, the new fabric for our Alpamayo shell gear. The old argument that a 2-layer fabric with a separate mesh inner was both more flexible and more breathable than a 3-layer has been overtaken by the performance of current 3-layers such as HS3. This new ripstop fabric also removes the disadvantages of mesh (which snags on velcro and can form an ice-trap in extreme cold) and makes the gear considerably lighter. HS3 is fully waterproof and offers excellent breathability. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Riri Aquazip

These are the best of the water-resistant zips. On raingear storm flaps are still needed, but Aquazips provide an extra line of proofing when driving rain is searching to penetrate your clothing.

YKK Aquaseal zips

Successfully used for years on dry suits and marine sportswear, these Aquaseal zips are the only fully waterproof zips we know light enough for clothing. No rain flaps are needed. (Aquaseal are not the same as the commonly used YKK Aqua zips).

Sizing

Standard clothing sizing chart

Weight shown is for medium (M) size.

The PHD Sizing Chart below is based on measurements without clothing, exactly the way you would buy a shirt, a sweater or a pair of trousers. A 42" (107cm) chest means that your bare chest uninflated measures 42". Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone and Inside Leg from crutch to ankle bone. If you find that you fall between (or across) these sizings, please contact us and we will quote you for modifications needed. Modifications cannot be made to sale items, bargain box items or other products not offered at full price. And if you are supplying us with your measurements, it is always useful for us to know your height, even when you are only buying a jacket.

Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm Inside leg
XS 155-163cm
(5'1"–5'4")
86cm
(34")
71cm
(28")
46cm
(18")
69cm
(27")
S 164-170cm
(5'5"–5'7")
91cm
(36")
76cm
(30")
48cm
(19")
72cm
(28.5")
M 171-178cm
(5'7"–5'10")
99cm
(39")
84cm
(33")
51cm
(20")
76cm
(30")
L 179-186cm
(5'10"–6'1")
107cm
(42")
91cm
(36")
53cm
(21")
80cm
(31.5")
XL 187-193cm
(6'2"–6'4")
114cm
(45")
99cm
(39")
56cm
(22")
84cm
(33")
XXL 194-201cm
(6'4"–6'7")
122cm
(48")
107cm
(42")
58cm
(23")
88cm
(34.5")
XXXL 202-209cm
(6'8"–6'10")
130cm
(51")
114cm
(45")
61cm
(24")
91cm
(36")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex and made in standard sizes S / M / L and XL, with XS available on Minimus, Sigma, Ultra, and Yukon jackets, vests and pullovers as standard, and on certain other items on request. XXL & XXXL are available for certain items on request, and so are simple modifications between sizes (e.g. Medium width combined with Large length). Please contact us for details.

Allowances:

  • Down Jackets, Pullovers, Vests, Down Suits: sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Down Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or climbing trousers.
  • Shell Jackets: sized to go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down one size.
  • Shell Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or outdoor trousers.
  • Shell Suits: D-type suits will fit over down clothing of the same named size; F-type suits will only fit over thermals and fleece.

Reviews

"The material feels durable but soft and its ample dimensions made it a pleasure to wear. Its waterproof (and windproof) qualities were first rate and tested to their fullest during a particularly unpleasant spell in the Alps weatherwise. The inside layer also feels like it isn't going to flake away as often happens. The hood is supported by a wire which makes it particularly useful when the going gets wet and windy ... Overall, a top notch jacket which does the job excellently, looks very smart."
Mark Dodwell, Director Access-Adventure Ltd, and UILMA Guide.

"A quick note to say thank you for the incredible kit I purchased from you a few months ago. I have recently returned from a research expedition in Antarctica and used the Alpamayo jacket on numerous occasions during shore landings and when caught in blizzards. It functioned perfectly as part of a multi-layer system and not once did my inner layers get wet - even after being caught in fairly aggressive weather out on the zodiacs. Have attached a picture from Port Charcot."
Dr Nathan Smith, University of Northampton.

"I have just come back from Chile, where I climbed Ojos Del Salado, the highest active volcano in the world (6893m). [I was] wearing an Alpamayo jacket and salopettes ... All the equipment I bought from you worked fantastically well, and I have recommended your gear to anyone who will listen."
R.M.

"I purchased one of your Alpamayo jackets a couple of years ago. I have been very impressed."
Nick.

Features

  • Waterproof HS3 fabric with fully taped seams
  • 2 large chest pockets with fully waterproof YKK Aquaseal zips
  • 1 internal security pocket with key holder
  • Single storm baffle with Velcro closure over a two-way front water-resistant Riri Aquazip
  • Full-length under-baffle
  • Fully adjustable waist cord
  • Adjustment cord at the hem*****
  • Velcro cuff tabs
  • Grown on hood with stiffened peak
  • Hood: large (for helmet) with size adjuster
  • Hood adjustment cords held in extended cord channels
  • Reflective tape on the hood peak for night location
  • Options:
    • Water-resistant YKK Aquaseal Pit-zips

 

Description

The Alpamayo Jacket is made with our HS3 3-layer fabric, lighter, more waterproof and more breathable than ever before. The two-way water-resistant Riri Aqua zip is covered by a storm flap with Velcro closure to give maximum weatherproofing. The wired peak on the hood provides effective protection when closed down with or without a helmet.

With two large chest pockets covered by waterproof YKK Aquaseal zips and good arm-lift this is a deliberately simple piece of kit designed for hassle-free use in action. A lightweight jacket, but one you can take with confidence into extreme situations.

Also available in a lighter 'smock' style.

Weight shown (590g) is for size: L.

Technical

Waterproof HS3 outer fabric (weight: 115gsm)

HS3 is a 3-layer laminate, the new fabric for our Alpamayo shell gear. The old argument that a 2-layer fabric with a separate mesh inner was both more flexible and more breathable than a 3-layer has been overtaken by the performance of current 3-layers such as HS3. This new ripstop fabric also removes the disadvantages of mesh (which snags on velcro and can form an ice-trap in extreme cold) and makes the gear considerably lighter. HS3 is fully waterproof and offers excellent breathability. Order samples of this fabric & just pay the postage.

Riri Aquazip

These are the best of the water-resistant zips. On raingear storm flaps are still needed, but Aquazips provide an extra line of proofing when driving rain is searching to penetrate your clothing.

YKK Aquaseal zips

Successfully used for years on dry suits and marine sportswear, these Aquaseal zips are the only fully waterproof zips we know light enough for clothing. No rain flaps are needed. (Aquaseal are not the same as the commonly used YKK Aqua zips).

Sizing

Standard clothing sizing chart

Weight shown is for medium (M) size.

The PHD Sizing Chart below is based on measurements without clothing, exactly the way you would buy a shirt, a sweater or a pair of trousers. A 42" (107cm) chest means that your bare chest uninflated measures 42". Inside Arm is measured from armpit to wrist-bone and Inside Leg from crutch to ankle bone. If you find that you fall between (or across) these sizings, please contact us and we will quote you for modifications needed. Modifications cannot be made to sale items, bargain box items or other products not offered at full price. And if you are supplying us with your measurements, it is always useful for us to know your height, even when you are only buying a jacket.

Size Height Chest Waist Inside arm Inside leg
XS 155-163cm
(5'1"–5'4")
86cm
(34")
71cm
(28")
46cm
(18")
69cm
(27")
S 164-170cm
(5'5"–5'7")
91cm
(36")
76cm
(30")
48cm
(19")
72cm
(28.5")
M 171-178cm
(5'7"–5'10")
99cm
(39")
84cm
(33")
51cm
(20")
76cm
(30")
L 179-186cm
(5'10"–6'1")
107cm
(42")
91cm
(36")
53cm
(21")
80cm
(31.5")
XL 187-193cm
(6'2"–6'4")
114cm
(45")
99cm
(39")
56cm
(22")
84cm
(33")
XXL 194-201cm
(6'4"–6'7")
122cm
(48")
107cm
(42")
58cm
(23")
88cm
(34.5")
XXXL 202-209cm
(6'8"–6'10")
130cm
(51")
114cm
(45")
61cm
(24")
91cm
(36")

N.B. PHD clothing is unisex and made in standard sizes S / M / L and XL, with XS available on Minimus, Sigma, Ultra, and Yukon jackets, vests and pullovers as standard, and on certain other items on request. XXL & XXXL are available for certain items on request, and so are simple modifications between sizes (e.g. Medium width combined with Large length). Please contact us for details.

Allowances:

  • Down Jackets, Pullovers, Vests, Down Suits: sized to fit over thermal underwear & fleece.
  • Down Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or climbing trousers.
  • Shell Jackets: sized to go over a down jacket (e.g. Yukon Jacket). To cover thicker down clothing go up one size; to cover base layer & fleece clothing, go down one size.
  • Shell Trousers & Salopettes: sized to fit over thermal underwear &/or outdoor trousers.
  • Shell Suits: D-type suits will fit over down clothing of the same named size; F-type suits will only fit over thermals and fleece.

Reviews

"The material feels durable but soft and its ample dimensions made it a pleasure to wear. Its waterproof (and windproof) qualities were first rate and tested to their fullest during a particularly unpleasant spell in the Alps weatherwise. The inside layer also feels like it isn't going to flake away as often happens. The hood is supported by a wire which makes it particularly useful when the going gets wet and windy ... Overall, a top notch jacket which does the job excellently, looks very smart."
Mark Dodwell, Director Access-Adventure Ltd, and UILMA Guide.

"A quick note to say thank you for the incredible kit I purchased from you a few months ago. I have recently returned from a research expedition in Antarctica and used the Alpamayo jacket on numerous occasions during shore landings and when caught in blizzards. It functioned perfectly as part of a multi-layer system and not once did my inner layers get wet - even after being caught in fairly aggressive weather out on the zodiacs. Have attached a picture from Port Charcot."
Dr Nathan Smith, University of Northampton.

"I have just come back from Chile, where I climbed Ojos Del Salado, the highest active volcano in the world (6893m). [I was] wearing an Alpamayo jacket and salopettes ... All the equipment I bought from you worked fantastically well, and I have recommended your gear to anyone who will listen."
R.M.

"I purchased one of your Alpamayo jackets a couple of years ago. I have been very impressed."
Nick.