Our second version of the Aphelion Hybrid Full-zip jacket is upgraded to have a CORDURA® UltraLite 30D mini rip-stop fabrication on the insulated front body panels. This fabric is treated with DWR and features a more durable material than its predecessor. Wear the Ascent in combination with a base layer top [L1] for cooler weather as an insulating layer and add an outer shell [L5] jacket as temperatures drop and conditions get wetter. This hybrid design provides flexibility when active, helps regulate body heat, and will withstand light variable weather conditions like light rain or mist. The combination of these materials allows the user to comfortably transition from static to hyperactive and still thermoregulate.
Polartec® Alpha® was invented for the U.S. Special Forces and has unique properties from other synthetic insulations. Alpha® active insulation is engineered for consistent warmth, allowing greater breathability during activity. This air exchange technology creates sustained comfort without shedding layers, which isn’t an option during a mission.
Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro™ is their greatest elastic stretch fleece material to date. Advanced dual-surface knit construction gives this textile enough tensile strength and abrasion resistance for durable shape recovery while performance wicking abilities help it keep up with any activity.
Inspired by super lightweight, durable fabrics used in parachutes and hot air balloons, CORDURA® UltraLite fabrics are woven with high tenacity nylon 6,6 filament yarns and offer an optimal strength-to-weight ratio. Ideal for use in technical packs, stuff sacks, and pouch accessories as well as performance apparel outerwear. The perfect choice for a highly technical garment that requires ultimate performance.
Materials: main body as 62% Polyester/ 29% Nylon/ 8% Spandex Polartec® Power Stretch Pro™, front panels as 100% Nylon 30D Cordura® UltraLite Mini-Ripstop; insulation as 100% Polyester Polartec® Alpha®100g recycled insulation, lining panels as 100% Polyester Tricot Mesh Jacquard
- Athletic Fit
- Wind & Tear Resistant Front Body and Collar
- DWR Treated
- Moisture Wicking
- Performance Stretch Back Body and Sleeves
- Partially Insulated
- Stretch Sleeve Cuffs with Thumbholes
- YKK Zippers
- Zippered Hand Pockets with Venting Mesh
- Zippered Chest Pocket with Coms Port
- Internal Storm Fly and Chin Guard
- Interior Stash Pouch Pockets
- Wrap Shoulder Seams
MTHD = Mountain, Tundra, H2O, Desert