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Morphosis Jacket [Mens] hybrid insulated jacket

Hybrid windshell with gridded fleece insulation in all the right places, designed to adapt to your activity and effort levels

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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 jacket designed to be comfortable no matter your activity, temperature, and effort level.  

When a windshell 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.  

Finally, with lightweight construction, Morphosis accords you the freedom of movement necessary for natural climbing, running, riding, and wild arm-swinging. 

The Morphosis can be worn over a base layer in warmer temperatures and for high output activities like trail running, or layered over a fleece for colder conditions and slower work rates.

Key features
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond
  • Insulation where you need it
  • Breathable, wind resistant, water shedding outer
  • Quick drying, comfortable next to skin
  • Semi-elastic hood opening, stiffened hood peak and single hood adjuster.
  • Full-length YKK Vislon zip, internal baffle, and chin guard
  • Zipped chest and hand pockets
  • Semi-lycra bound cuffs for no faff
  • Fully adjustable hem drawcord
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  • Mens-morphosis-jacket-black-1 - Stefan wears the black Morphosis in size medium
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  • Mens-morphosis-jacket-reef-1 - Stefan wears the reef Morphosis in size medium
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  • Mens-morphosis-jacket-reef-4 -  Semi-elastic hood opening, stiffened hood peak
  • Mens-morphosis-jacket-reef-5 - Single hood adjuster
  • Mens-morphosis-jacket-reef-6 - Full-length YKK Vislon zip, internal baffle, and chin guard
  • Mens-morphosis-jacket-reef-7 - Insulation where you need it (and not where you don't!)
  • Mens-morphosis-jacket-reef-8 - Zipped chest pocket
  • Mens-morphosis-jacket-reef-9 - Zipped hand pockets
  • Mens-morphosis-1 - Gabe looking just the right amount warm
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  • Rob in Morphosis - Rob testing the Morphosis against everything that the Lake DIstrict weather could throw at him
Vital stats

S: 310 g; M: 325 g; L: 335 g; XL: 355 g; XXL: 360 g


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

Origin: China

Size chart
Men's sizing
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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What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments

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Just awesome

Dave Goodfellow

My new favourite jacket

Chet Manley
Eat it, winter

Winter can officially do one.

It's not the warmest jacket around, so don't go buying this thinking you can wear this and a t-shirt out on the tundra, but it's very good at what it does; keeps the wind off and provides enough insulation to keep you warm during your outdoor activities and those breaks in between.

I've been using this with a few layers depending on conditions and activity levels and have been very comfortable.

Mark S
Lightweight but very versatile

Initially this felt a little thin, however having worn in in wind, snow and rain over the past few days affords great protection. As it is not bulky it packs down small, I have also worn it post workout as it allows me to cool down and dry off whilst keeping the wind off. Very impressed.

Morphosis Jacket

Plumped for this jacket on pre-order on the basis of the info and the quality of my other alpkit jackets (an old filo still going strong and a definition).

Firstly it does what it says on the tin. It's very versatile and although simple is really well put together. It is my go to jacket for walks to the pub, dog walks or more recently mixed climbing in Scotland.

The thermogrid is surprisingly warm considering how thin it is and the lack of it down the sides really does let the heat out when you start working hard . This does mean the sides can be a bit chilly when you start out but once you get going its fine.

I'm 6'2" average build and the large is a good fit for me. The sleeves come down just over my hands which helps keep them warm and no riding up when my arms are high. The collar / hood is high enough when the hood is down to keep your neck warm and the fleece inside the hood is a nice touch. The aduster on the hood works well and isn't intrusive if you wear a helmet over the top and smaller slimmer helmets can fit under the hood (my black diamond one didn't quite fit but it wasn't a disaster on the day I put my helmet on first as most of the helmet was covered). I like the elasticated cuffs which worked really well with winter climbing gloves just slipping over the glove cuff easily and never coming off.

Material wise the blurb is pretty spot on. It is essentially windproof until it gets really windy but it is easily breathable even when wet. Against snow it is perfectly fine, but it will wet out when things start to get wet as it isn't a dedicated waterproof. However the thermogrid lining did a good job of preventing the wet outer leaching into my inner layers as it seemed to actively move sweat out of the garment. The outer layer seems quite thin and light weight (good for the gram counters) but it potentially isn't the most hard wearing of materials. I probably wouldn't use this trad climbing to prevent it being ripped or worn through especially as I've got a much more hard wearing and cheaper mountain hardwear softshell which I'd prefer to sacrifice to the climbing gods.

Dave Brown

Bought this jacket a few weeks ago as a replacement soft shell for hill walking and mountaineering. Does exactly what it says on the tin. I can honestly say that this is one of the best bits of kit that I have purchased. Well done Alpkit, I'm a convert.

Matt Bibbings
Awesome jacket

I wanted this as a foul weather running jacket and it does not disappoint! Paired with a mesh base layer (when will you start making them Alpkit?) I have a go-to combo for runs when it's below 3degs. I am a hot sweaty runner and this combo keeps me warm and dry. Happy days.Great jacket. Will probably not be able to resist the smock version at some point.


Excellent climbing jacket. Warm and good for moving about

Ross Philpot

Wore this over the Griffon and Keplar base layer whilst on winter approaches, started raining lightly and it repelled all the rain, kept me warm and in the blue looked awesome. What more could you want?

Roll on winter....!

Been looking for something like this for ages, and I'm really pleased with it, so much so that I can't wait for the cold weather to return so I can wear it again! Perfect for running on cold mornings - wore it in Finland recently with a couple of extra base layers and once you were running it was great, even down to -20C!! Also wore it for mountain biking and cross-country skiing, and it was brilliant - never too sweaty, just comfortable.

Surprisingly warm for the weight

Really nice softshell for working hard in, keeps you warm without overheating and shrugs off the occasional shower without problem.
My only complaint is that the insulation has quite a high friction over other fabrics making it sometimes hard work to put on, particularly the sleeves.

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UKC Review the Morphosis Jacket

An excellent softshell at a price it's hard to argue with, the Morphosis is a versatile layer for all manner of spring/summer/autumn activities.


UKC / UKH July 2018 - Dan Bailey