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Montane Mens Hydrogen Extreme Jacket Shadow

Montane Mens Hydrogen Extreme Jacket Shadow

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Montane Mens Hydrogen Extreme Jacket Shadow

The Hydrogen Extreme Jacket thrives on fast ascents. Featuring a Polartec Alpha insulation and Pertex Quantum Air outer fabric, it's focused on offering the highest levels of breathability while moving fast and light. 

Description

Season : 2019W

Code : MHXJA-SHA-

Weight : 0KG

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What is the Hydrogen Extreme Jacket?

The Hydrogen Extreme thrives on fast, lightweight ascents. Featuring a lightweight, breathable Polartec Alpha insulation and an air-permeable Pertex Quantum Air outer fabric, it's focused on offering the highest levels of breathability whilst providing warmth when moving quickly in mountainous environments. 

What is it made of?

Insulation: Warmth is taken care of by 120g/m2 of Polartec Alpha. Originally designed for the U.S Special Forces, Alpha is a little different to your standard insulation in that it's designed specifically for start-stop activities in cold conditions. When your body heats up and consequently releases sweat, the fluffy insulation wicks away the moisture and disperses it before it can condensate. Not only does this fluffy insulation wick away sweat, dries quickly, still provides warmth when wet and is also super comfortable next to skin. 

Outer fabric: Along with the super breathable insulation, you also get an incredibly breathable Pertex Quantum Air outer fabric. Quantum Air perfectly balances wind resistance, water resistance and air-permeability, meaning it'll repel light wind and rain but will also allow a little wind to pass through, increasing breathability. The combination of the sweat-wicking insulation and the super breathable outer fabric means the Hydrogen Extreme is ideal for those who run on the warm side.

What are the features?

Starting at the top, you get a fully adjustable, insulated, climbing helmet compatible hood with a stiffened peak. Moving down, articulated arms keep the hem of the jacket where it's supposed to be when reaching above your head for holds, while a two-way front zip allows you to layer the jacket over a climbing harness without stretching the fabric. Two insulated hand pockets and two chest pockets take care of the small bits and bobs you may need to carry. Lastly, you've got an adjustable hem to seal in the warmth and some nice velcro adjusters on the cuffs. 

How does it fit?

The Hydrogen features a fairly long, slim fit which is designed to sit close to your skin to maximise sweat management. Although the outer fabric is super stretchy, we'd only recommend having a lightweight baselayer underneath.

Where does it fit in the layering system?

The Hydrogen Extreme is designed primarily as an outer layer over a baselayer when moving quickly, however it can just as effectively be used as a midlayer if you needed to stick a shell over the top in particularly foul conditions.

  • Wind and water resistant
  • Exceptionally breathable
  • Fluffy inner fabric
  • Two way main zip
  • Insulated hood
  • Helmet compatible
  • Two hand pockets
  • Two chest pockets
  • Velcro cuffs
  • Adjustable hem
Care & Advice

How Should Your Insulated Jacket Fit?

Insulated jackets are pedantic little things. Too tight and you'll compress the insulation and limit the warmth capabilities of your brand new jacket, too loose and you'll spend hours warming up the dead space inside the jacket. Getting the correct fit isn't just about aesthetics, it will determine how warm you are. 

The Incorrect Fit

Too loose: A jacket which is too loose will keep you relatively warm, however it will take far longer to do so and will waste large amounts of your precious energy. An insulated jacket works by trapping the natural heat that your body gives off in the fibres of the insulation; this creates a micro-climate inside your jacket, keeping you warm and toasty. If your jacket is too loose, heat will be able to escape through the hem, the sleeves and the neck of the jacket; it's a little like sticking the heating on in your car with the windows cracked open - it will heat up, just incredibly slowly.   

Too tight: A jacket which is too tight is arguably worse than one that is too loose. If your jacket is far too tight, the baffles can compress to a point where the insulation can't loft effectively, limiting the amount of warmth it can trap. Essentially, it won't work! 

The Correct Fit
It's a tricky one to explain, but it's somewhere in the middle. You've first got to consider how many layers you'll tend to wear underneath; will you have just a t-shirt then the jacket, or possibly a baselayer, midlayer and then the jacket? When you've figured out your layers and you've popped your insulated jacket over the top, you shouldn't have any dead space inside. The cuffs and hem should be comfortably sealed around your waist and wrists with room to move. You should be able to lift an arm up above your head without the hem of the jacket lifting more than an inch or so, and the sleeves should be long enough that when carrying out the same motion, they aren't mid-way up your forearm. Your shoulders and chest area should have enough room so that your hands can touch behind your back without feeling restricted. 

Additional Information
Lastly, consider which activites you'll primarily be carrying out while wearing the jacket. Are you primarily using it as a winter climbing piece, or an everyday/dog walking jacket? You'll find that technical climbing jackets tend to feature a shorter cut, while urban and casual jackets feature a longer cut to offer additional warmth with less mobility.

To see examples of what a badly fitting and correctly fitting jacket looks like, click here.

Technical Information

Weight: 545g

Materials:

- Pertex Quantum Air

- 120g/m2 Polartec Alpha Direct high loft fleece lining

Back length: 75cm

Sizing Information
Men's Clothing XS S M L XL XXL
CHEST

92cm

36in

97cm

38in

102cm

40in

107cm

42in

112cm

44in

117cm

46in

WAIST

71cm

28in

76cm

30in

81cm

32in

86cm

34in

91cm

36in

96cm

38in

INSIDE LEG - REG

76cm

30in

77.5cm

30.5in

79cm

31in

80.5cm

31.5in

82cm

32.25in

83.5cm

33in

INSIDE LEG - SHORT

71cm

28in

72.5cm

28.5in

74cm

29in

75.5cm

29.75in

77cm

30.25in

78.5cm

31in

INSIDE LEG - LONG

81cm

32in

82.5cm

32.5in

84cm

33in

85.5in

33.75in

87cm

34.25in

88.5cm

34.75in

 

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