The Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket is Mountain Equipment's Iconic Synthetic insulated belay jacket for the absolute worst conditions. Twice as warm as the Fitzroy Jacket, its PrimaLoft Gold insulation and GORE-TEX INFINIUM outer will keep you warm and dry no matter what the weather is doing or how long you're on the belay.
The GORE-TEX INFINIUM outer is totally windproof and highly water resistant, making it the perfect jacket to deal with spindrift and windy conditions. The PrimaLoft Gold ultra-fine microfibre insulation is combined with Aerogel technology to increase warmth and decrease pack size for an exceptionally lightweight and warm jacket, even if it gets wet. The ultra-fine fibres form tiny air pockets that mimic the compressibility of goose down, trap body heat and are breathable, allowing moisture vapour to be transported through and away from the skin.
The Super Alpine hood is helmet compatible and features a wired brim, being fully adjustable so it will seal out even the most howling gale. With the Shoulder Shield construction there are no seams over the shoulder and arm areas, this is beneficial as it minimises heat loss and water entry. There is no shortage of storage options with four front pockets; to both keep essential items close to hand and also to keep your hands warm. Inside the jacket there are two internal mesh pockets, that is perfect for pre warming your gloves in and a water bottle holder. The Citadel also features ME's Mountain Fit, this allows your layering system to move with you and gives you a greater freedom of movement.
Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket Features
- 30D GORE-TEX INFINIUM outer
- PrimaLoft Gold insulation with aerogel(160g body, 80g arms/hood)
- Shoulder Shield construction
- Super Alpine helmet compatible hood with wired visor
- 2-way YKK moulded front zip with insulated rear baffle
- 2 zipped hand pockets
- 2 zipped Napoleon chest pockets
- 2 internal mesh pocket and 1 water bottle holder
- Adjustable cuffs
- Dual tether hem drawcords
- Mountain fit
Mountain Equipment Men's Jacket/Shirt
Your Body Measurements in Inches:
|Small||38 - 40"||30"|
|Medium||40 - 42"||32"|
|Large||42 - 44"||34"|
|XL||44 - 46"||36"|
Customer Reviews of Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket
Over the last ten years Ive used an old ME Citadel (stolen:-( ) an ME Fitroy (too cold) a Rab Photon (a bit of a flimsy outer) and a Berghaus 7000 Extrem (ok but big when packed) and now Im back with another Citadel which is by far the best designed ,warmest and toughest of them all. , Waterproof and windproof along with the EXL stitching in the back which keeps it warmer and better fitting and a really brilliant hood design . Packs pretty small considering the amount of warmth it provides. When the weather gets serious this is THE jacket you want to be able to pull out of your pack. Great service from Facewest on delivery and price
recently purchased ideal belay jacket very good quality design and construction and seems very durable for mountain use. I expect it too be as warm as it appears. I highly recommend this product
The Mountain Equipment Citadel Jacket is perfect for the Swedish winter! It feels warm as soon as you put it on and holds that warmth well. The pockets are well placed and are a useful size. The hood protects the head from the biting wind and has great adjustability. I'm most impressed with the warmth of the sleeves and how well the cuffs cover the back of the wrist. The body of the jacket hugs your torso so you don't look like the Michelin Man, and the material isn't noisy when walking. I've never over heated while on a jaunt and It's quickly become my favourite jacket if all time. Get one if you are going to be in the real cold and don't want to layer so much!