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Mountain Equipment Men's Apparel Clothing Switch Jacket - Mens Legion Blue/Tasman Large LT-L. Allied to a new generation of proven Pontetorto Technostretch fleece the Mountain Equipment Switch Jacket is an essential piece for active layering.

- CampSaver.com refers to the men's version

Features of the Mountain Equipment Men's Switch Jacket Lightweight 20D RS Nylon outer fabric with mechanical stretch on body, Highly breathable and wind resistant Polartec Alpha Insulation Pontetorto Tecnopile 187 fleece Flatlocked seams for next-to-skin comfort YKK center front zip 2 zipped hand warmer pockets and 1 Napoleon chest pocket Elastane bound hem and double layer collar Low bulk cuffs Packs into hand pocket with Twin carabiner carry loops Fabric Details 100% Polyamide outer/inner, 100% Polyester fill Inserts: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane

- Moosejaw refers to the men's version

Mountain Equipment Size Chart A hybrid insulated mid-layer that is ideally suited to those needing to move fast over technical ground. With its exceptional moisture transfer and high warmth-to-weight ratio, the POLARTEC(R) Alpha(R) core is the current state-of-the-art in breathable insulation. Allied to proven Pontetorto(R) Tecnopile fleece, the Switch is an essential piece for active layering. Features: - Lightweight 20D RS Nylon outer fabric with mechanical stretch on body; highly breathable and wind resistant - POLARTEC(R) Alpha(R) insulation [40g body] - Pontetorto(R) Tecnopile 187 fleece [arms, shoulders and side panels] - Active fit - Flatlocked seams for next-to-skin comfort - YKK(R) centre front zip - 2 zipped hand warmer pockets and 1 Napoleon chest pocket - Elastane bound hem and double layer collar - Low bulk cuffs - Packs into hand pocket with twin karabiner carry loops - Content: 100% Polyamide outer/inner, 100% Polyester fill - Inserts: 92% Polyester, 8% Elastane - Weight: 290g / 10.2oz

- LeftLane Sports refers to the men's version

There are alpinists who switch in and out of midlayers between treks and resting spots, and there are alpinists who just wear the Mountain Equipment Men's Switch Jacket. This hybrid midlayer uses moisture-managing fleece at the sleeves and air permeable Polartec Alpha insulation at the body. Compared to standard breathable garments, Polartec Alpha starts breathing the moment you put it on to keep you prime when the ascent gets sweaty.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

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