The Aphelion is a mid-layer [L3] piece that can be worn as a stand-alone jacket in combination with a base layer top [L1] for cool weather or as an insulating layer with an accompanying outershell garment [L5] in colder temperatures and wet conditions. Integrating a combination of an ultra-lightweight Nylon 20D mini-ripstop face with Polartec® Alpha® insulation front body and Polartec® Power Stretch Pro™ sleeves and back body, this hybrid design helps to regulate body heat, while providing variable weather protection, and flexibility when active. Each outer fabric is treated with a Durable Water Repellent, which allows for use in conditions like light rain or mist. The combination of these materials allows the user to comfortably transition from static to hyperactive and still remain thermally regulated.
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.
Materials: 62% Polyester/ 29% Nylon/ 8% Spandex Polartec® Power Stretch Pro™, 100% Nylon 20D Mini-ripstop, 100% Polyester Polartec® Alpha®100g Insulation, 100% Polyester Tricot Mesh Jacquard Lining
- Stretch Body and Sleeves
- Moisture Wicking
- Wind Resistant Front Body and Collar
- Partially Insulated
- Zippered Hand Pockets with Venting Mesh
- Zippered Chest Pocket with Communications Port
- Interior Stash Pouch Pockets
- DWR Treated
- YKK Zippers
- Front Zipper Closure with Internal Storm Fly and Chin Guard
- Stretch Sleeve Cuffs with Thumbholes
- Wrap Shoulder Seams
MTHD = Mountain, Tundra, H2O, Desert