The Mountain Equipment Arete Hooded Jacket is a lightweight narrow baffled down jacket perfect for climbing and aplinism when you just need some additional warmth. Constructed with ligheight Helium 20 fabric and filled with 116g (size L) of 700 fill power water resistant down the Arete Hooded jacket packs down to to a tiny size and weighs hardly anything.
The protective hood goes over your helmet and is lycra bound so it doesn't come off. The cuffs are also lycra bound to keep the sleeves sealed and the hem has dual tether drawcords for keeping cold air out the bottom. There are 2 zipped hand warmer pockets, one of which features a carabiner carry loop, so you can pack the Arete inside and clip it to your harness when climbing.
Helium 20 is a lightweight and ultra compressible down proof fabric weighing in at a small 20g/mĀ². It has a DWR coating to keep light showers off and is highly wind resistant, perfect for lightweight layers.
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Brilliant jacket and service from facewest, the cardinal colour is very luminous orange which is not as the red ish as it looks on this site or to be fair on the mountain equipment one either.
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