Mountain Hardwear Tech Trilogy Jacket
Fabric: gore windstop
Price Paid: $215 (3 years ago)
This is hands down the most versatile, envied good looking piece of outerware i have ever owned. The fleece laminated Gore-tex with a long sleeve thermal polypro gets me by in Faribanks at 10 degrees while cross-country skiing and you never, ever feel the wind, especially when you zip the collar up. Also, it is bomber for skydiving in chilly weather and performs 100% windproof at 120 mph.
Just don't let your wife try it.
ps: After three years and three washes it still looks beautiful. I just bought its vest version on ebay for $91 and bought a second used one for my brother for $100 also on ebay. I would spend $300 knowing what I know now.
Fabric: Gore Windstopper, Fleece, Powershield,
Price Paid: 180
Great fit, great craftsmanship. Pretty water resistant. Blocks the wind. Looks very cool. I did not find it to be very warm, especially where the softshell portions are in the shoulders. At 45 deg. with yes, only a tee underneath, I felt a chill on the shoulers and arms. Also, it's pretty stiff, maybe with more wear it would be softer. I returned it. It's a nice light jacket, but for the cash, I would want more warmth.
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On Sale. Free Shipping. Mountain Hardwear Men's Tech Trilogy Jacket (Spring 2005) We think of WindStopper as the paradigm for a mid-layer. Totally windproof, yet very breathable, it effectively fights convective heat loss (wind chill). This extra protection allows for garments that are lighter than comparable standard fleece while providing a broader comfort range. The Tech Trilogy Jackets have underarm stretch panels for extra flexibility. Features Weight (lrg.) 1 lb. 3 oz. / 539 g Gore WindStopper - totally windproof, extremely breathable Shoulder and sleeve reinforcements Wind Pro underarm stretch panels Chest pocket and inner security pocket Two front hand pockets Articulated sleeves Dual hem drawcords Fabrics Shell Polyester microfleece Lining Polyester tricot knit Reinforcements Polyester taslan Stretch panels Polartec Wind Pro Laminate Gore WindStopper
This is one of the most technical and highest quality fleece jackets ever designed for ice climbing and mountaineering. If that sounds like a rather bold proclamation, consider that the Tech Trilogy utilizes three types of windproof fabrics backed with a windproof Gore WindStopper laminate to reduce wind chill while maintaining vapor transfer. The warm and breathable triple-ply WindStopper Microfleece panels cover static areas along the torso while triple-ply WindStopper Trango stretch reinforcements and Polartec Wind Pro comfort stretch panels cover all of your moving body parts. The articulated construction works well for tight situations that demand mobility and the multiple zippered pockets help keep essentials neatly organized. If you climb in exposed or windswept destinations, the Tech Trilogy has you comfortably covered.
- Altrec Outdoors
Take a bite out of the windchill during your alpine climbing excursion with this soft, windproof fleece jacket. Three-layer WindStopper® microfleece is windproof yet highly breathable. Alchemy stretch reinforcements on shoulders and backs of arms add durability while still offering windproof breathability. Polartec Wind Pro® at underarm panels traps body heat efficiently, while its enhanced water-repellent exterior sheds light rain and snow. Articulated sleeves allow freedom of movement for increased comfort. Two zippered hand pockets, zippered exterior chest pocket and interior zippered pocket hold essentials securely. Dual hem drawcords cinch out the cold. Closeout.
Fabrics: Face Fabric: WindStopper Microfleece - The face fabric used on our Wind
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