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Apogee Jacket [Womens] Primaloft gold jacket

Packable and lightweight Primaloft Gold synthetic winter belay jacket made for low maintenance warmth and protection on those Scottish winter epics

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Winter in the Cairngorms: whether you’re making your approach, fighting your way up yet another pitch, or belaying your partner from a particularly exposed stance… who would say no to being swaddled by 100gsm of Primaloft Gold (with added features, of course…)? 

“This has quickly become my number one go-to-jacket… it performs exceptionally well… and synthetic means I can worry less if it gets a bit wet.” - Anna Wells, Alpkiteer 

Apogee is a packable, lightweight, and low-maintenance insulated jacket for keeping you warm in damp conditions where temperatures are around freezing. 

Designed with Scottish winters and icy days at the crag in mind, Apogee is feature-packed for mountain use. The helmet compatible hood, integrated wrist-warmers, dropped hem on the back and internal zip baffle fend off draughts. The two-way zip gives you access to your harness, and a relaxed cut means you layer up over a shell when the temperatures plummet. 80 gsm of insulation in the arms enhance your freedom of movement. 

Apogee’s durable and water resistant outer fabric more than handles the demands of hero life. The Primaloft Gold fill offers a warmth to weight ratio unparalleled in synthetic insulation; repelling water, retaining thermal properties when wet, and recovering quickly from a soaking. 

Hear from Anna Wells about how the Apogee performed in the field:  Apogee: Worry Free Warmth 

PRIMALOFT® GOLD
Primaloft Gold is a synthetic fibre which create millions of tiny air pockets to trap body heat, keeping you warm in colder conditions. It uses a water repellent finish to improve performance in extreme conditions, maintaining its thermal properties even when wet. Primaloft Gold has a better warmth to weight ratio than standard synthetic fibres. It’s also easy to care for, packable, breathable, and super soft: mega!

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Primaloft Gold insulated outer layer for protection in cold, damp conditions
  • Primaloft Gold is unparalleled in retaining thermal properties when wet
  • Highly packable, low maintenance, and lightweight
  • Less insulation in the arms and hood for freedom of movement
  • Abrasion and water resistant outer fabric
  • Relaxed cut for layering up
  • 2-way zip for wearing over a harness
  • Internal zip baffle with chin guard fends off the draughts
  • 2 deep zipped hand-warmer pockets
  • 1 internal zipped valuables pocket
  • 2 large internal mesh pockets for climbing shoes, gloves and snacks
  • Hook and loop cuffs with integrated thumb loop wrist-warmers
  • Helmet compatible hood with front volume adjusters hidden inside chest pocket 
  • Stuff sack for stowing away
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  • Detail-apogee-womens-01 -
  • Womens-apogee-1 - It's one of those 'throw-on-over-all-you-other-layers-and-you'll-be-warm-and-snug' jackets
  • Apogee-detail-1-fabric - Tough and durable nylon ripstop with 300 mm hydrostatic head
  • Apogee-detail-2-zip -
  • Apogee-detail-3-2wayzip - A two-way zip for comfortable belaying
  • Apogee-detail-4-innersleeve - Integrated wristwarmers with thumb loops to keep the cold at bay
  • Apogee-detail-5-innerstashpocket - An inner mesh pocket is ideal for stashing your gloves or custard creams
  • Apogee-detail-6-primaloft - Primaloft Gold Insulation keeps you warm even when wet!
  • Womens-apogee-anna-wells - Anna wearing the Apogee in the Alps
Vital stats
Construction

Fabric (outer): 20 x 15d, 35 gsm 100% nylon ripstop (300 mm HH)
Fabric (inner): 20d, 45gsm 100% polyester ripstop
Fill: 100gsm Primaloft Gold (body), 80gsm (hood and arms)

Weight

8: 410 g; 10: 430 g: 12: 450 g; 14: 475 g; 16: 500 g
Stuff sack: 10 g

Origin: United Kingdom

Size chart
Women's sizing
8 10 12 14 16
Chest (inches) 32" 34" 36" 38" 40
Waist (inches) 25.5" 27" 29" 31" 33"
Hips (inches) 35" 37" 39" 41" 43"
This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size.
Chest: measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist: measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.

Spotlights

Apogee Jacket: Worry-Free Warmth

Number one jacket for fret-free, low maintenance, wet weather warmth? Well, it is if you believe Anna Wells and Wordsmith Hati, that is.

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Gita
That's the one for scottish outdoorsy days!

No, down in Europe you don't need it. Down in Europe on a rainy day you just stay at home. Here in Scotland, you never know. The coctail of weather is everpresent, makind Scotland Scotland smile This is a down jacket that survives rain, means you don't need to put over it a waterproof shell when it comes to rain and then take it off, when the rain is off. You can walk worryless and enjoy the nature. I'm kind of size '11', buying size 12 in Alpkit, and it fits great! Cosy warm and ultra light, technical with sophisticated details, while still womany and chic smile

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Ukc apogee

UKC Review The Apogee Belay Jacket

Its top end insulation makes it very warm for its weight, yet still light and easily packable.

https://www.ukclimbing.com/gear/reviews/clothing_-_mountain/alpkit_apogee_jacket-10262

UKC March 2018 - Dave Saunders