Definition [Mens]waterproof jacket
Mens technical mountaineering jacket designed to perform in the harshest conditions. Durable, breathable, full unadulterated storm protection.
Definition [Mens] waterproof jacket
12 years in the making, our fully waterproof and breathable Definition Jacket is engineered to cope with whatever you, the mountains, and the weather can throw at it.
'The Definition is arguably as good or better than some jackets costing twice as much. The cut is sleek and efficient, components are top-notch – we love the glove-friendly embedded Cohaesive cord-grips – and the unbranded fabric works well and feels reassuringly tough. The effective helmet-compatible hood means you can use it for anything from full-on mountaineering to general hill-walking' Outdoors Magic
The Definition jacket is a fortress, it is designed to face the foulest, wettest, windiest, snowiest, wildest weather. Fully featured and tough as old boots, this is the jacket that will take whatever abuse you want to throw at it, from Scottish winter, alpine climbing to Munro bagging.
Definition is breathable and waterproof. Its face fabric and backer are manufactured from tough nylon for superb durability. Sandwiched between these is a waterproof / breathable PU/PTFE membrane; the result is the best combination of durability and breathability available in heavier weight 3 layer fabric. It is our most durable jacket yet.
Fit for purpose doesn’t just mean waterproof - it has to fit you! Definition is designed to sit over your other layers, its cut is tuned so that it does not ride up to expose your back or tum when you swing your axes above your head. The hood is large enough to fit over a climbing helmet and deflect spindrift from engulfing your core.
The mountains are a changeable environment and you are not always going to want to be locked down. Definition can be adapted as conditions change or your work rate varies. We have used Cohaesive™ cordlock adjusters where they improve function, inverted vent zips for quick climate control - the vent position also means you can access the pockets on your inner layers without undoing the jacket.
We know you are going to be wearing a rucksack a lot of the time so we have designed the placement of the pocket and vent zips to stay clear of your shoulder straps and hip belt, or climbing harness.
Fast hood adjustment, wired peak, chest pockets, draft excluders, pit zips for ventilation, internal storm flaps, YKK AquaGuard zips all contribute to the full package.
Definition is destined to become a faithful companion on your epic adventures for years to come.
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
- Helmet compatible hood with wired peak, embedded Cohaesive front adjusters and easy-grab rear adjuster
- 2-way opening YKK Vislon AquaGuard front zip
- Internal storm flap with bottom snap and chin guard
- 2 map sized hand pockets (positioned above harness/ waist belt) with YKK AquaGuard zips
- 1 external chest pocket with YKK AquaGuard zip
- 2 core body venting YKK AquaGuard zips, inverted for ease of use
- Gusseted cuffs with anti-snag Velcro adjustment
- Embedded Cohesive hem adjusters, accessible from inside hand pockets or at the hem
- 1 internal YKK zipped chest pocket
145 gsm 3 layer fabric
Face: 40 D x 90 D Nylon
Backer: 20 D Nylon tricot
Bi-component PU/PTFE membrane
20d nylon tricot
Hydrostatic head: 30,000 mm
MVTR: 20,000 g/sqm/24hrs
PFOA Free C6 DWR
YKK Aquaguard zips
Weight (g): S: 485, M: 490, L: 530, XL: 550 , XXL: 580
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A good waterproof is an expensive essential for any mountain walker with prices now eye watering for the best kit. But yet again Alpkit have bucked that trend with a well thought through jacket at a sensible price. At 500g it saves 250g off the jacket it replaces and yet is sturdy and windproof (and well tested in the lakes this December!). At this level good waterproofing and breath-ability is a given as are the layout of pockets. I'm 6'2" and wear an XL. If I wanted a shaped fit I'd probably go for a L but the size up works well over fleeces or jackets. I have a Kabatic to give insulation and the colour co-ordinated combination work brilliantly. The location of pit zips is interesting. Alpkit have moved them lower on the jacket so you dont have to faff under your pack shoulder straps. This means that they no longer ventilate your hot underarm, more the back. We'll see if works in the longer term but is a good example of how this company dont just follow fashion, but are willing to think through technical problems with a fresh eye. At £210, it's a bargain and well worthy of five stars.
I have used this jacket a few times for skiing since I bought it and I love it! It totally blocks out the wind and is still very breathable. Looking forward to taking it out the Scottish highlands for a bit of mountaineering and climbing in a couple of weeks time. Great job guys!
Just used this jacket for a week of winter mountaineering in Scotland, including the wrath of storm Doris. The jacket was outstanding! Excellent breathablity and totally wind proof in what was gusting up to 70mph at times. Love it!
Used this jacket in Chamonix skiing this week and it was fantastic. Completely waterproof and windproof and a great fit. Way better than jackets for twice the price from the famous skiing brands.
I've used this jacket in anger about 20 times in the last couple of months. First for a very wet Scottish winter climbing trip, and then for a scalding ski trip in the French alps. I stayed completely dry through torrential rain, and pleasantly cool in the sun.
The fit is fantastic, more athletically cut than the ME Lahotse jacket (that the Definition can easily compare to). Comfortable for all day mountain slogs, and warm enough for standing around in car parks in the peak district.
My only criticism would be the pit zips. The placement makes them easier to use than the traditional underarm zips. However, because they are not over your hot armpits they didn't feel as effective as those on other jackets.
A superbly designed jacket
The tailored fit allows easy movement and just the right amount of room for layering without feeling baggy or flapping in the wind, the sleeve length is perfect. It doesn't ride up at full stretch and the hood fits fine with or without a helmet. The fabric feels bomb proof, and has kept me totally dry in torrential downpours and hours of drizzle. It has decent breathability to boot. There are lots of ergonomic design features. I trust this jacket to perform well and to keep on performing in UK hills and mountains when other significantly more costly jackets have disappointed me.
Great jacket. But doesn't quite compete against the Mountain Equipment Changabang. Zip in/out snow skirt and a shoulder zip pocket would make it perfect.