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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. A full-length zip gives you the option to vent when necessary.
Finally, with lightweight construction, Morphosis accords you the freedom of movement necessary for natural climbing,hill-walking, 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.
*For the eagle eyed amongst us, there was a pricing typo in the latest addition of our Espresso Newsletter. Apologies for any confusion.
- Hybrid construction and zoned gridded fleece
- 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
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
8: 250 g; 10: 270 g; 12: 280 g; 14: 300 g; 16: 305 g
Outer: 100% nylon (20d, 40gsm)
6CFM air permeability and mechanical stretch
Lining: 100% polyester (140gsm) micro-gridded fleece
What You Say: Customer Reviews and Comments
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Warm, windproof and water shedding.
I found I got too sweaty and then often cold in my original windproof so decided I need to look for an insulated windproof. Late last spring I found the Morphosis Jacket but unfortunately they had sold out and other brands were considerably more expensive. When they came back in stock in winter I immediately ordered one. I've worn the jacket regularly on dry windy days, it's comfortable, is a good length in the body and arms (I'm 5'9" with a long back and long arms) but never felt it fitted in the 'couldn't do without it' bracket until this weekend. When out on the moors, it started showering, so I was in the dilemma do I stop and change into my waterproof but I kept going, the showers turned into light rain and I watched in amazement as the jacket shed the water and I was still warm and dry!! This jacket is now on my 'couldn't live without' kit list!! Highly recommended and great value for money.
Light, stretchy, warm, but...
Fit was very good, just following the size guide. Light, stretchy outer fabric, a bit "uneven" weight distribution due to no insulation fabric along body sides and inside of arms. Length of jacket and arms was perfect in size M, I am 174 cm and 60-65-ish kg, normal body constitution.
Used for running with only a woolnet first layer, in +3 degrees = too warm, and -7 = perfect while running. But, even in -7, the uninsulated inside parts of the jacket gets wet. If resting/stopping outside, I think I will cool down and start freezing within minutes. That said, a little bit too windproof/non-breathing for me, during high intensity activity like trail running? And I am normally not a very warm/sweating person. (Unlucky combination with the woolnet first layer? Brand = *clim*, where *=a, not to mention competitor brands...)
During not so intense mountainbiking in +/-0, better performance and jacket was not wet on the inside while resting.
Will anyway be my first choice for many runs during this winter, maybe I just need to test other types of baselayers. Wet inside of the jacket is normally not a big problem, since I only run 60-90 minutes and then are back home, to quickly undress and take a shower. Will probably be a very good insulation, or jacket for keeping warm while resting, during hiking in spring and autumn.
Order and shipment: quick and easy, thanks!
There is a lot to like about this jacket. It fits really well, the colour is nice, and it looks good on. The shape/cut is great -- I like the slim lines, and the slight length in the back. It's wonderfully lightweight and has some great features -- I love the stretchy cuffs, the little pocket, and the fact that the hood is slightly stiffened but not wired (I don't get on with wired hoods for anything that's not a hardshell). It's exactly the right combination of light, warm, windproof type thing I was looking for.
The only downside for me is the outer material. It's quite "wuffly". The problem is the bits under the arm pits and the sleeves where it's not fleecy. Obviously this is to let the heat out in these areas - a great idea - but I found the total lack of lining there a bit off-putting. I would have used this jacket as the "one layer" to chuck on during/after a run when I needed a bit of warm/windproof, and if I was wearing a long sleeved baselayer it would be fine, but if wearing a short sleeved tee or a sleeveless top I found I didn't like the feel of the unlined fabric against my bare skin. I would much prefer even a very thin lining - I even considered hacking up an old wiking T short or something and sewing one in myself! I'm gutted as I loved the jacket in all other respects... but since that would be my primary use case I eventually decided it was a dealbreaker. Such a shame. If you could remake it with a very thin breathable liner (like Rab's vapour rise tops for example) in the side/sleeve, then it would be an absolute winner!