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Morphosis Half-Zip [Mens] hybrid insulated smock

Hybrid half-zip windproof shell with gridded fleece insulation in all the right places, designed to adapt to your activity and effort levels

Morphosis Half-zip hybrid insulated jacket
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It's a cold day, yet the skies are clear and you're sheltered from the elements by the rock itself. As you make the top-out you're greeted by cold gusts of wind, you zip up your jacket and set about making an anchor.

Forget the on again, off again, on again, off again; it’s time to think about what you’re doing, not what you’re wearing.  

Morphosis means change, evolution, and adaptation. That’s why it’s the perfect name for a windproof smock that is comfortable no matter your activity, temperature, and effort level.

A minimalist, hood-free, lightweight construction, a half-zip gives great venting to dump excess heat, but also lets the jacket sit comfortably beneath a harness. Half-zip smocks are lighter to wear, with less to go wrong and more importantly they are cut for comfort. Without the bulk and added rigidity of a full-length zip, smocks are made for movement which is ideal when climbing, running and riding.

When a windproof shell is too sweaty and a fleece won’t cut out the wind on its own, that’s where the Morphosis comes into its own. The outer fabric is more breathable than a completely windproof shell, allowing 6 CFM of airflow, which is just about noticeable in the strongest of winds yet sacrifices little protection. Zoned gridded fleece leaves the under-arms and side panels uninsulated, letting you dump heat when working hard without losing wind protection.  

The Morphosis can be worn over a base layer and works really well with Kepler merino and for high output activities.

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Insulation where you need it
  • Breathable, wind resistant, water shedding outer
  • Quick drying, comfortable next to skin
  • Zipped chest pocket
  • Semi-lycra bound cuffs for no faff
  • Fully adjustable hem drawcord
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Weight

S: 235 g; M: 245 g; L: 260 g; XL: 280 g

Construction

Outer: 100% nylon (20d, 40gsm)
C6 DWR
6CFM air permeability and mechanical stretch
Lining: 100% polyester (140gsm) micro-gridded fleece

Origin: China

Size chart Mens technical clothing
Men's sizing
S M L XL XXL
Chest (inches) 37" 40" 43" 46" 49"
Waist (inches) 30" 32" 34" 36" 38"
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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Stevo
Top bit of kit

This is a fantastib bit of kit, really useful for any sport mtb, running ,hill walking etc. Just warm enough for autumn and spring , very windproof and will take a shower. Its a stripped down jacket for fast and light ventures. Top bit of kit.

Andrew
Impressive- almost great

Just received my reef morphosis half zip and used it for some summit-bagging in the Mourne Mountains today. In summary- an impressive piece of kit for hillwalking/hiking.

The outer shell immediately felt very light but it was certainly robust enough for use with a backpack, showing no signs of wear and tear. Very breathable and just the right amount of insulation for active use in low single figure temps. The most impressive bit was how it dealt with some light rain- the DWR performed superbly.

My only niggle was the rather odd half-elasticated wrist. Basically pointless, too loose around my wrist for the elastic to do anything anyway.

This would be five stars with a decent elasticated wrist and I would suggest making the half zip a hoody too.

I can see this will be a favourite outer layer for autumn/winter/spring hiking.

Jack W
Pretty damn good !!!

Bought this on a whim just before a trip to PYB and have absolutely loved it, the hybrid windshell, flease is great for so many situations, the only thing I can think that could improve this smock would be a kangaroo pocket on the front for gloves, hats, maps etc. the single chest pocket it just a little to small for some things. I can also see that this might be good for running when the weather drops colder.

Andy
Good, but with a small set of tweaks could be Great

Great bit of kit, but it could be improved by
- making the zip slightly deeper and two way - so you can vent from the bottom
- adding thumb loops
- making that chest pockt slight bigger so I can get my map in it easily

What They Say: Kudos - Product Reviews from independent magazines and websites

Wild UK Tests Out the Morphosis Half-Zip

Mine has been my constant companion on the crag, as it easily clips to the back of my harness when not in use, and comes into its own on those chilly belay ledges.

https://grahamuney.wordpress.com/2018/10/10/the-morphosis-jacket-from-alpkit/

Wild UK October 2018 - Graham Uney

Off Road Test Out the Morphosis Jacket

Great value all year round jacket that will keep you warm and won’t hamper any activity

https://off.road.cc/content/review/jackets/alpkit-morphosis-womens-hybrid-insulated-jacket-review-3038?fbclid=IwAR2Vj0lP4E3F5d-5tNW8RG8kcLUO674GkutuxPJHVqgw8274_TkWJjZfrKw

off-road.cc December 2018 - Rachael Gurney

Trail Running Mag Review the Morphosis

Simple, effective and great value, the Morphosis is classic Alpkit.

https://www.trailrunningmag.co.uk/running-gear/jackets/reviews/alpkit-morphosis-jacketnbsp

Trail Running Mag December 2018 - Trail Running Mag