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Mountain Equipment Mens Makalu Jacket Cosmos

Mountain Equipment Mens Makalu Jacket Cosmos

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The Makalu Jacket is an incredibly tough, fully featured, reliable, Gore-Tex jacket that will keep you dry and protect you from the elements in all conditions. Perfect year-round for everything from dog walking to winter climbing.

Description

Season : 2019W

Code : 004153-01286-

Weight : 0KG

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What is the Makalu Jacket?

The Makalu is an incredibly tough, fully featured, reliable, waterproof jacket that will keep you dry and protect you in all conditions - whether you're on a long, committing backpacking trip or gully bashing in the harsh Scottish winter - this is the jacket you'll want on your back!

What is the Makalu made of?

This jacket features a fully waterproof Gore-Tex 3-layer construction with an incredibly durable 75 denier nylon face fabric that has exceptional abrasion resistance and durability. This outer fabric is then coated in a durable water repellent coating to allow water to bead off the surface, increasing breathability. It has a surprisingly supple feel and is breathable enough to cope with high aerobic, non-stop routes.

What are the features?

Starting from the top, the Makalu features a helmet compatible and fully adjustable hood that can be synched down to sit snug to your head when you're not wearing a helmet. Storage wise, the jacket has two generous hand pockets and a chest pocket in the front that all have YKK water-resistant zippers as well as an internal laser cut and laminated chest pocket.

To seal out the elements the jacket features adjustable laminated cuffs, dual tether hem drawcords (that doesn't catch on crampons or ice axes) and a 2-way YKK moulded centre front zip. When you're working hard and you need to dump excess heat quickly you'll appriciate the easy to use 2-way YKK zipped pitzips under each arm. The toggles throughout the jacket are also generous enough to use with chunky gloves on!

How does it fit?

The Makalu uses Mountain Equipments Alpine Fit block. The Alpine Fit has enough room to accommodate a baselayer and a low profile mid-layer. This fit has been designed to reduce the amount of dead space between layers and eliminate excess material resulting in a warmer, lighter-weight jacket.

Where does the Makalu fit in the layering system?

The Makalu is primarily designed as an outer shell, more commonly referred to as a hard shell; which means it works well to protect you from strong winds on cold days, right up to torrential downpours.

  • Lightweight
  • Breathable
  • Tough
  • 3-layer Gore-Tex 75D fabric throughout
  • Alpine fit with articulated and pre-shaped sleeves
  • 2 Large Hand Pockets
  • 1 Napoleon Pocket
  • 1 laser cut and laminated internal chest pocket
  • 2-way YKK moulded Aguaguard centre front zip
  • 2-way YKK WR underarm venting zips
  • Adjustable laminated cuffs
  • Dual tether hem drawcords
Care & Advice

Care and maintenance

To keep your outdoor clothing and equipment in tip top condition and performing to its maximum we recommend the use of Nikwax products. We have been using Nikwax products since day one (26th March 1986) and have found them to be totally reliable, dependable and effective. Today’s Nikwax treatments contain environmentally friendly elastic water-repellent polymers that bond to fabric fibres, leaving the spaces between open and breathable. These stretchy polymers are able to stretch and move with the fabric so they stay put for longer and work better.

Nikwax treatments will not change the look or feel of the fabric and they are all water based, environmentally safe, non-flammable and contain no nasty Fluorocarbons. Nikwax products can be used to clean, re-proof and revitalise all your outdoor technical clothing and equipment.

Waterproof breathable clothing has a durable water-repellent (DWR) finish applied to the face fabric during the manufacturing process. The DWR forces water to bead up and roll off the surface therefore preventing the fabric from absorbing moisture. If the outside of your jacket is soaked in a layer of cold water, the warm damp air within can’t escape and will condense on the inside. This makes the jacket feel cold clammy and can make you think that it’s leaking. The DWR finish is not permanent and needs to be maintained and revitalised to optimise performance.

This three layer waterproof jacket should be cleaned regularly with Nikwax Tech Wash; I wash my jacket about once a month, or more often if it gets really filthy. Regular washing with Tech Wash will maintain the DWR for longer and remove salts and oils that can contaminate the fabric, and it will keep your lovely jacket clean and smelling fresh. Washing can be done in a machine according to the manufacturers care guidelines (on the internal label). First clean out any detergent and conditioner residue from the machine dispenser and then add the required amount of Tech Wash and away you go. Hand washing is also suitable but be sure to rinse the garment well.

When you notice that rain/water is no longer beading up and rolling off it’s time to re-proof. Nikwax TX Direct will re-instate a long lasting DWR to completely rejuvenate your jacket. Re-proofing can also be done in the machine once a garment has been washed. Just add the TX-Direct and use the same programme you used for washing. You can also use the spray-on product on a damp garment that has just been washed.

You wouldn’t buy a Ferrari and never have it serviced, so make sure you regularly wash and re-proof your quality kit.

Technical Information

Weight: 585g

3-layer Gore-Tex 75D, 100% Polyester

 

Sizing Information

Click here for the manufactures size charts.

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The product I bought was competitively priced. The video demonstration of the product assisted me in my decision to purchase the item and was very informative, as it showed all of the features and the fit. I chose "click and collect" which was an efficient and quick process. I would definitely shop here again.

Amanda  •   19 Jan 2019.

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