Salewa Ortles Hybrid 2 Primaloft Insulated Jacket
The Salewa Ortles Hybrid 2 Primaloft Jacket is a body mapped insulated jacket that’s ideal for high intensity activities in Alpine environments, like mountaineering, ice climbing and ski touring. The the hood, front and back panels, upper arms and shoulders are filled with warm-when-wet Primaloft Silver insulation, while the side panels and lower arms are made from Durastretch Powerlite, which is abrasion-resistant and stretchy - great for use on the rock. It’s also breathable, which is ideal for highly aerobic activities in areas where you need it the most. Other useful features include an elasticated hem and cuffs, a protective, high collar, two hand pockets and an easy-access chest pocket.
|MATERIALS||Materials Lightweight Nylon Ripstop with 60g Primaloft Silver insulation and Durastretch Powerlite stretch panels|
|WARMTH||60g body-mapped insultion|
|POCKETS||Two front pockets ad one chest pocket|
|INSULATION||Primaloft Silver Insulation|
The DWR (Durable Water Repellent) finish has become almost ubiquitous in the outdoor industry, and the satisfying water beading it provides has become the hallmark of a beautiful jacket. It is not strictly waterproof but will provide protection on it’s own against a light shower; however it does wear off so needs to be topped up from time to time. The DWR stops water from soaking into the outer layer of waterproof fabrics like Gore-Tex meaning they remain breathable and light in even in heavy rain.
Durastretch is a patented nylon and Lycra woven fabric commonly used by Dynafit in their lightweight insulating jackets and shells. It it water resistant, wind resistant and breathable, like all good soft shell fabrics, but its high Lycra content means that it’s also super resilient to abrasions.
Ripstop is a fabric weaving technique often used in the shells and linings of technical clothing. The fabric (most commonly Nylon or polyester) is woven in a crosshatch pattern of stronger fibres at intervals to stop the fabric from tearing, and stop further tearing if it does. Ripstop makes fabric is really strong and was first used to make military equipment such as parachutes, but is now commonly used in lightweight shell jackets and made from finer fibres in order to make garments soft and light while remaining super-tough.
Bluesign is an international standard for fabric production, which ensures that stringent environmental, safety and efficiency standards are are met by any fabric bearing its logo. Bluesign fabrics use fewer chemicals, less water, safer processes and highly efficient manufacturing techniques to ensure that the creation of your new jacket, rope or backpack doesn’t destroy the world you hope to use it to enjoy.