Men's Hardshell Jacket by NW Alpine

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Size: S
Price:
$ 399

Description

 

Ships in 1-2 business days | Based in Salem, OR | Est. 2008

NW Alpine's newest line up of hardshell apparel features Intrepid, a PFAS free polypropylene (PP) membrane made by Trenchant Textiles. Its nano porous structure makes it the lightest, most breathable waterproof membrane on the market. The fact that it is PFAS-free, solvent free, and (when paired with PP fabrics) recyclable, means that intrepid fabrics are also the most environmentally sustainable waterproof/breathable membrane. (More on that below*.)

Classic NW Alpine fit with long arms to allow for freedom of movement and full range of motion. The 2.5 Layer construction eliminates the need for a heavy fabric backer which allows the jacket to have unparalleled breathability and packability. Membrane is 20k x 20k waterproof/breathability.

Features:
  • Waterproof and windproof
  • PFC Free and solvent free hardshell fabric
  • Air permeable breathability
  • 2.5 layers (tricot Liner on inside, Electrospun Polypropylene Membrane, Polyurethane Coating on outside)
  • 2 large hand pockets with mesh liners allow for the user to dump heat without the added weight/bulk of pit zips
  • 2-way adjustable, climbing compatible hood with a stiffened brim
  • Elastic bound cuffs

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Specs:

Care: 80% of clothing's environmental impact comes from its care, so proper care is crucial. If your piece gets dirty, opt for spot treatment over washing. If you need to wash it, always use cold water.

Weight: 8.6oz (Medium)

Materials: 47% Nylon/11% PP/42% PU 

*The leading waterproof/breathable fabric brand is made from PFAS-based PTFE, a bio accumulating molecule that is 15 times worse for the environment than the PP which Intrepid is made from. Cheaper polyurethane (PU)-based membranes are less toxic, but most are made with solvents, are far less durable than PP, and lack air permeability. Intrepid: cutting edge performance without sacrifices in sustainability. 14 TIMES CLEANER TO MAKE THAN A GORE-TEX JACKET ON THE HIGG INDEX (The Higg Index is a suite of standardized tools developed by the Sustainable Apparel Coalition (SAC) for assessing the environmental and societal impact of entire value chains in the apparel and footwear industries.) 

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