The Mountain Equipment Fitzroy Jacket provides you with all-weather winter insulation. Whether you're climbing in the Alps or Scotland you'll feel the benefit from having this jacket on as it will keep you warm in the worst of conditions.
The Drilite Loft outer is totally windproof and highly water resistant, making it the perfect jacket to deal with spindrift and icy cold blasts. This fabric is also utilised on the inner hem and hood lining, as these areas are more prone to wetting out. Insulated with PrimaLoft Gold that will just keep performing as it will ensure your warmth, even if it gets wet.
The Shoulder Shield construction means that there are no seams over the shoulder and arm areas this is a benefit as it minimises heat loss and water entry. The Mountain hood is helmet compatible, insulated and features a wired brim that assists in protecting your vision when the weather takes a turn for the worst. There are plenty of storage options with two zipped hand pockets that are microfleece lined, one zipped Napoleon pocket and one internal security pocket. The Fitzroy features ME's Mountain Fit, this allows your layering system to move with you and gives you a greater freedom of movement with the sleeves being pre-shaped.
Mountain Equipment Fitzroy Jacket Features:
- 30D Drilite Loft outer
- 30D Drilite Loft inner hem and hood lining
- PrimaLoft Gold insulation (100g body, 80g arms/hood)
- 100% Polyamide outer/inner, Polyester fill
- Shoulder Shield construction
- Mountain helmet compatible hood with wired visor
- 2-way YKK moulded front zip with insulated rear baffle
- 2 zipped hand pockets with microfleece lining
- 1 zipped Napoleon chest pocket
- 1 internal zipped security pocket
- Adjustable cuffs
- Dual tether hem drawcords
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 Fitzroy Jacket
It's a knock out warmth to weight was a perfect for me as i've some great compressible mid/outer-layer items that marry well too the Fitzroy. The quality of build looks fine all zippers draw cords work as intended.
I watched Dave MacLeods' Winter gear list on UTube , his comments on the Fitzroy sold me, the conditions he works in are testimony enough. All I can offer at this time is this - I'm 63kg 172cm ,, size small is perfect. With enough room for my hooded small Rab Cirrus flex or Medium Xenon jackets. As it's summer here it's winter weather credentials can only be gauged, by what others have experienced. Hope this helps you out.
I am a size 10 female and really liked this jacket but had to buy a small men's. in all my research of various belay type jackets, many of them were made only for men or the women's equivalent was not as good technically e.g. not as warm or with as many features. So frustrating! The Fitzroy would have been perfect in the correct size and shape for me. As it is, I love it but it is big in the shoulders and arms and the sleeves are way too long so I will have to turn them up. Come on mountain equipment and other brands, make the same jacket for women!
Worn this for 3 seasons now & it's still going strong.
At first I couldn't believe that artificial insulation (PrimaLoft) could match Down - well, maybe it can't, but it's very close, with the huge added benefit that it won't clump if conditions get less than ideal, meaning that you'll stay warm. Totally windproof & virtually waterproof, I've had lots of success with this jacket - wearing it virtually all the time during the cooler months. My wife wears the very comparable Alpamayo, also purchased from FW, which is the female equivalent version.
The pockets are naturally warm & practical with good zips which I find rarely snag. I especially like the internal pockets as well as the one on the outer chest - for a day jacket to go to town in etc, this many secure pockets has proved very practical. The cuffs & waist are adjustable & still work fine. If and when it does get damp, I find that it dries quickly & doesn't start to smell - typically I only wash it/re-proof it once a year ready for the next cold season.
On the rare occasions I've taken it off, the material is very soft against the skin and (like another reviewer commented), pretty good as a pillow!
Great jacket for winter bought to fit over extra layers throw it on if we stop or the temperature really drops on a summit. Since buying it I now use it instead of my old down jacket if I'm out bouldering as the lined pockets are excellent at keeping hands warm. Comes with a storage bag but I find stuffing the jacket into its sleeve has a smaller pack size and no bag to lose or get blown away. Used this for everything walking to the shops, as a pillow, blanket when sleeping in the car on long journeys very versatile piece that can be adapted to most situations.