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Mountain Equipment Mens Annapurna Jacket Cobalt

Mountain Equipment Mens Annapurna Jacket Cobalt

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Totally windproof, highly insulated, highly water resistant, hand warmer pockets, two way zips, what else could you want?! The Annapurna jacket is designed for sub-zero conditions and polar travel. 

Description

Season : 2019W

Code : 000146-01002-

Weight : 0KG

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The Annapurna jacket is designed for some of the worst conditions earth has to offer. Whether that's for high altitude insulation or polar travel, this super warm and highly weather resistant jacket will make cold conditions a little more bearable.
 
Starting with the insulation, Mountain Equipment use 388g of pure down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power in a box wall construction to keep you toasty. What makes Mountain Equipment's down so special though is just how much responsibility they take when it comes to sourcing their down. Most people are now taking steps to make sure their down is coming from the right people, but Mountain Equipment, however, are taking the whole process to another level. The waterfowl (geese and ducks) are all by-products of the food and meat industry. Every supplier wishing to work with Mountain Equipment must accept the terms of their Down Codex and must be willing to grant access for their representatives to audit all parts of their supply chain - that means everything from farm and beyond. On top of all of that, you can even trace your down on their website right back to the source, with a unique 12 digit code printed on the label inside every Mountain Equipment down product. The benefit of a box wall construction is that there aren't any places where your body heat is lost. In a classic stitch through construction, a stitch will separate baffles of down, therefore heat will be lost through these stitch points. This box wall construction is commonly used in sleeping bags and expeditions jackets where warmth is a priority over pack size. The Annapurna also features Polarloft insulation on the shoulders; this synthetic insulation will deal with compression and moisture more efficiently than down will, making it ideal for areas that encounter the most rainfall, or if you're going to be carrying a pack for long periods of time.
 
Providing the weather resistance is M.E's awesome DriLite Loft outer fabric. This tough 40D fabric is completely windproof, highly water resistant and so tightly weaved that down isn't able to make it's way through the fabric to escape (M.E. test all of their fabrics for downproofing in house before they are sent to the factory). This is a huge benefit over standard fabrics in which wind would simply pass through without the use of a shell jacket. The inner of the hood and hem is also lined with this fabric to add a second layer of protection where you'll encounter the most moisture.
 
Two large hand warmer pockets will keep your hands from turning purple, even with gloves or mitts on, while a two way zip allows you to fit a harness or to do your business without taking the jacket off completely. M.E also give you an internal stretch mesh water bottle holder and drinks tube retainer to keep everything in place and to ensure your water won't freeze when you're in sub-zero conditions. Two huge chest pockets (that sit above the harness line) will easily take a map, phone, GPS or snacks, while a fully removable zip-off helmet compatible hood keeps your head toasty, even with a climbing helmet (unless you choose to zip the hood off completely). 
 
Lastly, M.E have cleverly added two dual tether hem drawcords, so if you're using an ice axe or walking poles and happen to snag the drawcords, they won't get stuck and yank the jacket so tight you can't breathe. 
 
  • DriLite 40D windproof outer fabric
  • 388g (size L) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
  • Removable zip-off hood
  • Fully adjustable zip-off helmet compatible hood
  • Polarloft shoulders
  • Box wall construction for ultimate warmth
  • Optimised down distribution for highest warmth to weight
  • Front YKK Two-way zip with rear GEMINI baffle to improve heat retention
  • Two zipped hand warmer pockets
  • Two zipped chest pockets
  • Internal stretch mesh water bottle pocket and drinks tube retainer
  • Adjustable cuffs 
  • Dual tether hem drawcords
 
Care & Advice

How to wash your down products

Having spent years talking to people about down products, whether that’s a jacket, sleeping bag or even a pair of slippers, very few have had the confidence to go ahead and wash the product on their own, especially when they have just spent an arm and a leg on it. This small guide is here to explain that it’s not as daunting and utterly terrifying as it first appears.

Step one: Before you even get near that washing machine, wipe off any excess mud or dirt that may be lingering on the surface of the jacket, as this will clog up the washing machine, eventually rendering it useless.

We recommend the use of Nikwax Down Wash Direct for down products as it’s one hundred percent environmentally friendly and will wash and re-proof the garment without the use of bleach or any other nasty chemicals. What household washing agents can (and often do) is remove the water repellent coating on the fabric of the jacket, whilst also damaging the delicate array of feathers inside.

Step two: We’ll assume in this instance that you’ve been washing other products prior to your down jacket and have used a bleach based detergent. Therefore it’s a good idea to run the washing machine for half an hour or so without anything inside to rinse it clean before adding the Nikwax or putting the jacket in. Also, don’t forget to remove the detergent drawer to give it a wash inside, outside and behind, as detergent can clog up and still enter the washing machine if not cleaned out thoroughly. This ensures that any remnants of detergent are removed and that the Nikwax products will work effectively.

Step three: Set the washing machine to a cold wash (check the garments care label, most tend to be around 30°C) and as delicate as possible. Most washing machines have a “wool” cycle which is ideal.

Step four: If using Nikwax Down Wash Direct, place 100ml in either the tray or directly into the washing machine inside a small pot/ball. If you choose to use another washing product, place the appropriate amount in the machine in the same way.

Step five: Set the washing machine to run on a slow cycle, allowing plenty of time for the jacket to soak up the cleaning/re-proofing product. Most washing machines will have a pre-set time for different washing cycles.

When the cycle has finished be prepared for a shock, your precious bit of kit will come out looking like a soggy ball of material. But don’t worry, you haven’t ruined it, it’s just that all that fluffy down insulation has become water logged and has clumped together. The trick is to now get all that down nice and dry to reinstate its superb insulating properties. Simply hanging it up in a warm place will not work that well. It will take days to properly dry and you will have to constantly break up the clumps to get it thoroughly dry. The best way is to use a tumble dryer; either a domestic one for smaller items or a commercial drier for sleeping bags.

Step six: Pop the garment into the dryer and make sure to select a low heat; a high heat runs the risk of melting seams and fabrics within the garment. It sounds weird, but shove a few tennis balls into the drier with the garment; the tennis balls will bounce around and help to break up the clumps of down. Every 20 minutes, pull the jacket out of the dryer and lie the jacket down on a table. Run your hands over the jacket until you find a 'clump' or ball of down; tease apart this down clump and spread it evenly into the baffle. Once you're confident you've pulled apart every clump to the best of your ability, stick it back in for another 20 minutes. Keep repeating this until there are no more clumps left. 

Step seven: When the cycle has finished and you are sure that you have got the garment as dry as possible, hang it up in a warm dry place, an airing cupboard is ideal, for 24 hours. This drives out the last of any dampness and allows the down to loft fully. Take it out and give it a good shake and, hey presto, it’ll be as good as new.

 

Technical Information
Weight: 1315g
Down weight: 388g (size L) of Pure Down with a minimum content of 90/10 700 fill power
Fabric: 100% Polymide outer/inner 40D / 40D - 63g / 2.2oz
 
Sizing Information

Click here for the manufactures size charts.

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    A fantastic jacket that keeps you lovely and warm and is very comfortable to wear. The ordering and service was so quick and easy
    YES Colin would recommend this item
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