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Salewa Agner Powertex 2.5L Jacket Womens
The Salewa Women’s Agner Powertex 2.5 Layer Jacket is a lightweight, compressible and protective alpine hard shell that’s ideal for ice climbing, hiking and any other aerobic outdoor adventure you care to take it on. Made from Salewa’s 2.5 layer Powertex fabric, it’s lightweight and packable (and even packs up into its own pocket) but abrasion-resistant, windproof, waterproof and breathable. Elsewhere, this simple but effective jacket features body-mapped panels and articulated arms for the best freedom of movement without hem-lift and an elasticated, non adjustable hood with an elasticated brim that will fit snugly over a helmet. A high collar, soft chin guard and elasticated hem and cuffs will keep you protected and comfortable in the harshest winds, while the chest pocket has a mesh liner to provide extra ventilation when it starts getting warm. All in all, a jacket that’ll keep you protected whether you’re stashing it in your pack for emergencies or finishing off your layering system for a cold, windy day in the mountains.
|MATERIALS||PowerTex Extreme 2.5L ripstop 10k/10k|
|POCKETS||One chest pocket with waterprof zip|
PowerTex is Salewa’s waterproof and breathable membrane, which works in a similar fashion to Gore-Tex but in a more cost-effective manner to provide the ideal balance between weather protection, breathability and good value. The PowerTex membrane is sandwiched between a breathable lining and durable outer fabric and works by drawing the moisture generated by your body when you exercise away from your skin and into the outside air. The membrane spreads the moisture it generates over its surface area, which allows it to evaporate faster, and makes things more comfortable for you - especially during aerobic activities such as hiking or climbing. And of course, while the PowerTex membrane allows moisture from your bod to escape, it doesn’t allow water or wind to penetrate its surface, keeping you warm and dry all day long.
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.
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.
Stow Sack Pockets
This jacket can be packed packed down and stored in one of its pockets, so you can easily store it in your pack or clip it to your rack. This saves loads of space and makes jackets with this feature the ideal just-in-case items for climbing, ski touring and mountaineering.
Fully Taped Seams
With fully taped (also known as sealed) seams, every possible seam in the garment has been sealed up with a waterproof tape to prevent water and snow seeping through the stitching, so absolutely no liquid makes its way into your gear.