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Gravitas [Womens] ultralight waterproof jacket

Ultralight and highly breathable 3-layer waterproof jacket with taped seams, for fast and light running, riding and adventure racing

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Worlds apart comfort: a waterproof, windproof, and breathable outerlayer for moving fast and ultralight.

Gravitas was designed to give you waterproof, windproof, and highly breathable protection without restricting movement as you run or ride.

One of the world’s lightest 3-layer jackets at maximum 160 g, Gravitas combines state of the art, ultrafine, 7 denier nylon yarns in the face and back, a super thin PU membrane, and fully taped seams.

The minimalist design prioritises simplicity and next-to-skin comfort, featuring a neat hood, large pocket, semi-elasticated cuffs and water resistant main zips.

Packing down into a pocket-sized stuff sack, Gravitas is ideal for minimalist adventures or chucking into your bag for just in case.

"All in all, an excellent, no-nonsense, shimmering shard of lightweight loveliness", Outdoors Magic

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • FRA approved
  • Fully taped seams keep out the rain
  • Narrow internal flap to back up the water resistant front zip
  • Minimal seams for lightness and breathability
  • No visible stitching reduces snag and wear points
  • Single hood adjuster keeps hood in place
  • Stiffened and wired peak protects the face
  • Semi-elasticated hood opening
  • Semi-elastic cuffs can be pushed up for ventilation
  • Cuffs shaped over the back of the hand
  • Full hem drawcord for maximum adjustability
  • Colour-coded stuff sack with handy clip loop portability
  • Single concealed zipped chest pocket
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  • Womens-gravitas-nemo-1 - Hannah wears the nemo Gravitas size 8
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  • Womens-gravitas-reef-2 - Hannah wears the nemo Gravitas size 8
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  • Womens-gravitas-nemo-5 - Semi elasticated hood opening, stiffened and wired peak protects the face
  • Womens-gravitas-nemo-6 - Single hood adjuster keeps hood in place
  • Womens-gravitas-nemo-7 - Chin guard keeps the wind off your neck
  • Womens-gravitas-nemo-8 - Hidden zipped chest pocket for valuables
  • Womens-gravitas-nemo-9 - Full hem drawcord for maximum adjustability
  • Womens-gravitas-nemo-10 - 47 gsm ultralight waterproof 3 layer
  • Womens-gravitas-nemo-11 - Cuffs shaped over the back of the hand
  • Womens-gravitas-nemo-12 - Ultra-compact pack size. It's about the size of an Golden Delicious apple
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Vital stats

47 gsm 3 layer fabric
Face Fabric: 7d nylon
Backer Fabric: 7d nylon tricot
PU membrane
Hydrostatic head: 20,000 mm
MVTR: 30,000 g/sqm/24hrs (minimum)
Water repellent zip
Bonded hem and cuff construction
Taped Seams (FRA approved)


Weight: 8: 145 g; 10: 150 g; 12: 155 g; 14: 160 g

Origin: China

Environmental Considerations

The chemical finish that keeps water beading off your waterproof jacket has changed.
As with all waterproofs from responsible outdoor brands, our waterproof jackets meet international environmental standards and require occasional washing with a technical wash to maintain their high breathability.
This wasn’t always the case. Years ago, waterproof jackets were treated with chemicals that had toxic by-products that lingered in the environment for generations. Those old chemicals needed little maintenance, whereas modern waterproofs need regular washing.
We fully support this change. In fact, we quite like the idea of taking time to look after our kit so that it lasts a long time.
We are committed to reducing the environmental impact of all our products –in fact it’s in our DNA: we can’t imagine ever doing anything else. We always review the materials we use, manufacturing methods and our own consumption of resources. We do the research, make informed decisions, and choose the best option available to us.

Product Care Information

To maintain the high performance of your waterproof, we recommend you wash and re-proof once or twice a year using specialist products like Nikwax or Grangers. For more information, read our detailed care instructions.

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.


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Free No hassle 123 Day Returns

Buy with confidence and if you are not happy, change your mind or want a swap for any reason then return it for free and we will exchange or refund no question. The price you see is the price you pay. Just return the kit as you receive it - in its original condition, unused, unworn, with original packaging and fit for resale.


We offer a range of finance options from 0% to 9.9% starting on orders over £500. Please give us a call on 01773 417007 to apply for finance. Our customer support heros will take your order and talk you through the quick and easy application process.

Alpine Bond

If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery or, if it does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it within 3 years of purchase for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction if it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can.


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Claire Guy
Gravitas Jacket

I purchased a size 14 Gravitas Jacket from Ambleside on Easter Monday , primarily as a lightweight, waterproof, windproof and breathable jacket for cycling. It was immediately put to the test and was not disappointed. over a 2 hour period of constant rain with the hood up under my helmet, I remained dry but more impressive was the breathability of the jacket. It has a great cut, the zip comes high to cover the chin and keep the weather out and the minimal features were perfect. The deep chest pocket is all you need for a phone and snacks. A well thought out design and another Appkit success.

Fold up rain jacket

This is a lovely light weight waterproof, good shape but I felt slightly tight on my usual size 12 so had to return for a 14. Especially if i had more than a t-shirt underneath . But overall very happy.

Claire Sheldon
Very disappointed in the quality and Alpkit

I bought this jacket last October, after reading how good it was and that it was FRA recommended, fab I thought this is a jacket which although light weight will stand up to the job. How wrong was I!! I bought it as my summer light weight waterproof for FRA kit check. I've worn it several times to test out for the summer, used it with a bum bag as I would when racing and was disappointed to find that it had worn in several places, the outer layer wearing away, in very little time and use.
I thought this was very poor and I'd not had anything like this happen with my other light weights, it has happened so quickly and the material just isn't up to the job, very disappointed.

I contacted alpkit about this and being local took the jacket to show them, thinking maybe mine was a rogue jacket. But was told that the jacket had been used alot and had worn. When I explained that I didn't think the jacket was up to it's supposed job, I was told it was a light weight jacket and what did I expect, said I expected it to be fit for purpose, FRA Fell races, where you're required to use a bum bag or pack to carry your required kit. I was told I could pay £10 and have the jacket mended. I declined this offer as I'd rather put my money towards a different brand jacket that will be fit for purpose rather than pay more money for this one.

So much for alpkit's three year alpine guarantee!!

Disappointed with the product and with Alpkit's customer service. Very poor.

My recommendation is don't buy this jacket



Gravitas Full Review

Gravitas is light without feeling flimsy, has good levels of breathability and waterproofing and has been nicely put together from an impressively light three-layer fabric and its hood is quietly brilliant

Outdoors Magic

Outdoors Magic June 2016 - Jon Doran


Gravitas First Impressions

despite the super competitive £120 price-tag, this is anything but a budget effort

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Outdoors Magin June 2016 - Jon Doran

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Outdoors Magic Gravitas Review

The Alpkit Gravitas is not only great value for money, it’s one of the best lightweight jackets on the market


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UKH/UKC Winner - Best in test

Super-light and very breathable, the Gravitas manages to balance minimalism with functionality


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Grit.cx checks out Gravitas

Alpkit have added a range of waterproofs to their direct-to-consumer website. All are good value ..... Gravitas jacket is their super lightweight option though. It is not a bike-specific jacket, but ticks the boxes that I’m looking for. It comes with a fully featured hood, which will fit over a climbing (or riding) helmet, three layer breathable waterproof fabric, a chest pocket, a little mesh stuff sack… and little else

Tom Hill, Grit.cx

Grit.cx July 2016 - Tom Hill

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Aleks Wears Gravitas Across Europe

Travelling light and fast and putting a waterproof through plenty of miles

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Aleks Kashefi February 2017 - Aleks Kashefi

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OM Gravitas Review

the Gravitas is simply a really, really good lightweight waterproof shell full stop

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Outdoors Magic November 2016 - Outdoors Magic

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Nicky Spinks reviews the Laika and Gravitas

it is never out of that wash / dry / wear / repeat cycle

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Nicky Spinks February 2017 - Nicky Spinks