The Mountain Equipment Vulcan Jacket is a durable and completely windproof winter softshell that is ideally suited for mountaineering, climbing and skiing. It is constructed entirely from Gore-Tex Windstopper Softshell making it completely windproof and highly weather resistant. The softshell is also stretchy and features a fleece inner which provides some warmth and excellent comfort.
The Vulcan has been designed to be an Active fit, so its fairly close fitting but with the softshell being stretchy, the arms being articulated and pre shaped, it allows you a total freedom of movement. Giving the jacket extra durability, the stitching construction in the torso area has been over-locked and topstitched and the hood area has been twin needle stitched. The mountain hood will easily accommodate a helmet and there is full adjustment, enabling a close and protective fit for when the weather starts to change.
The front YKK moulded zip is two-way and it will sit comfortably under a harness. When working hard and creating more heat, the YKK pit zips will come in handy along with the two zipped hand pockets which have a mesh lining to act as venting. For storage there is one zipped Napeloen pocket and a secure zipped internal pocket. The cuffs are adjustable and with dual tether hem drawcords ensures you can prevent any draughts from getting inside the jacket.
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As with any Mountain Equipment, this jacket is exceptional quality. It feels comfy to wear & is so warm, unlike some other soft shell jackets.
The sizing is slightly different to Mountain Equipment's hard shell / Gore-Tex as I usually wear a Medium but I had to get a Large in the soft shell. It fits perfect though & traps body heat really well making it extremely warm in the elements. It's very flexible material so ideal for climbing & mountaineering (which is what I got it for) it's the best soft shell on the market by a mile.
Very pleased with the Vulcan - good close fit with plenty of stretch. Sleeves are longish which is often a problem on other jackets, but not so with this. Looks great too - I'm usually an XL but went for Large and the cut and fabric made it the right choice.
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