The Mountain Equipment Micro Zip Jacket is an outdoor wardrobe essential with a simple design so it can be put to numerous uses. It is constructed from recycled Polartec Classic micro grid fleece that is warm, lightweight, packable and quick drying. The seams are coverstitched throughout making it comfortable when worn as a mid layer, or in warmer temperatures it can be worn as an outer layer. The elastane bound hood will fit under a helmet and it has a centrally placed YKK zip. For storage there are two zipped hand pockets and the cuffs and hem are low bulk and elastane bound.
Mountain Equipment Micro Zip Jacket Features
- Polartec Classic 100M
- 100% recycled Polyester
- Coverstitched seams throughout
- Elastane bound hood
- YKK front zip
- 2 zipped hand pockets
- Elastane bound hem and cuffs
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 Micro Zip Jacket
This is a very simple design of hoody, in basic 100 weight Polartec (not gridded as the description suggests) but none the worse for it. The construction is of good quality, with the cuffs, hood and zip flap all lycra bound on the edges.
The hood and face aperture are close fitting, but not over-tight and the aperture comes well up under the chin, so forms a bit of a neck gaiter even with the hood down. I would describe the fit as "close but comfortable" (ie not overly athletic.) The two pocket openings are generous and high (but not too high to be uncomfortable as hand warmers.) The pockets themselves occupy the whole front of the jacket, so will easily accommodate a folded OS map, or a water bottle (or even a wine bottle!)
The Polartec 100 material is soft and very warm for its weight, and has a little bit of resistance to the wind. The ME logos are embroidered on, in reflective thread. I bought the "Cosmos" colour (which is really a fancy name for the colour of a dark night sky, ie a traditional, almost black, navy blue.
All-in-all a highly functional and comfortable piece of kit, which trumps some of the fancier and more expensive hoodies I have tried in the past.
Warm, cosy, light, thin, nice shape, cut surprisingly long so it doesn't ride up (on me at least!) - you'll wear it more than you need to because you forget it's there! The hood is just right to keep a draught out of your neck but scrunches away to almost nothing under another layer. For a midlayer fleece it's also fairly wind-resistant. Another ME staple, why haven't you got one?
The only issue is I can't seem to get hold of one in ME pillarbox red!