5 AMAZING SPRING SHELL JACKETS FOR 2018

06/04/18

5 AMAZING SPRING SHELL JACKETS FOR 2018

Since the clocks have gone forward, evenings after work have become a viable option for outdoor adventures. But unfortunately, the weather conditions haven't caught up yet and remain as inconsistent as ever! A lightweight shell jacket that is waterproof and breathable is an invaluable piece of gear for this time of year.

Here are five of our favourite jackets that will keep you dry without weighing you down.

Arc'teryx

Men's Alpha FL GORE-TEX® Pro Waterproof Jacket

Arc'teryx Men's Alpha FL GORE-TEX Pro Waterproof Jacket

  • GORE-TEX® Pro
  • N40p-X face fabric
  • e3D patterning
  • Watertight front zip
  • Internal security pocket
  • Adjustable cuffs
  • Stuff sack with clip-in loop
  • Trim fit, hip length
  • 315g (M)

The Alpha FL (Fast and Light) GORE-TEX® Pro lives up to its name delivering the highest level of weather resistance while keeping the weight and bulk to a minimum. Aimed and climbers and fast hikers, the e3D ergonomic patterning, no-lift gusseted underarms and articulated elbows offer-up a high degree of mobility and range of movement.

The jacket may only come with one internal and external chest pocket but the wide array of climbing based features and immense build quality make this a class leading jacket.

The North Face

Women's Apex Flex 2.0 GORE-TEX® Waterproof Jacket

TNF Women's Apex Flex 2.0 GORE-TEX Waterproof Jacket

  • GORE-TEX® 3 layer
  • Soft woven face fabric
  • Stretch knit backer adds next-to-skin comfort
  • Vislon front zip
  • Drop tail hem
  • Adjustable Velcro cuffs
  • Hem drawcord
  • Slim fit

For anyone who wants the comfort of a hoodie with the protection of a shell, the Apex Flex 2.0 is the jacket for you. Lighter than the original version, the jacket combines a soft knit face fabric and stretch-knit backer with a 3-layer GOE-TEX membrane for the best of both worlds.

Whether you're trail running or bouldering its stretchy fabric lends itself to agile and swift movements and there are plenty of pockets for storage on longer adventures.

Mountain Equipment

Women's Impellor GORE-TEX® Active Jacket

Mountain Equipment Women's Impellor GORE-TEX Active Jacket

  • GORE-TEX® Active 2.0 fabric
  • Water resistant front zip
  • Zipped Napoleon chest pocket
  • Internal laser-cut vents
  • Drop tail hem
  • Women's Active fit
  • Supplied with stuff sack
  • 150g (12)

One of, if not the lightest GORE-TEX® Active 2.0 jacket in existence; the Impellor packs down to almost nothing - without sacrificing performance. The highly breathable Active 2.0 fabric complements fast paced activities with plenty of defence against wet weather.

The North Face

Men's Stratos Jacket

The North Face Men's Stratos Jacket

  • DryVent fabric
  • Water resistant front zip
  • Mesh lining
  • Adjustable hood with bonded brim
  • Water-repellent front zip
  • Brushed knit chin guard
  • Pit zips for venting
  • Hem drawcord

A great all-round jacket that utilises a DryVent membrane to keep you dry when it rains while allowing excess heat to escape. The fully seam-sealed shell hides a water repellent front zip, mesh liner and two large side pockets within its clean looks and simple styling.

inov-8

Men's Full Zip Stormshell Jacket

inov-8 Men's Full Zip Stormshell Jacket

  • Pertex Shield 2.5 layer
  • Fully taped seams
  • Adjustable hood with peak
  • 20k water resitant 20K breathability
  • Full-length zip
  • Zipped chest pocket
  • Stows into pocket
  • 175g (M)

inov-8 may be known for their trail running expertise but this lightweight jacket excels in weather protection and temperature management. The Pertex 2.5 layer fabric is windproof, waterproof and breathable.

Ready for and compliant with trail racing, the jacket's cut offers a great range of movement and the whole coat packs away into one of the packets for convenient storage on the move. Other nice attention to detail includes integrated thumb loops, a wired peak hood and 360-degree reflectivity.

For more information on what shell jacket is best for you drop into one of our stores and have a chat to our experts or speak to our online customer service team.

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