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    ME-005104

    Kryos Women's Jacket

    Regular price £475.00
    The optimum combination of warmth, protection, and minimal weight; this down-insulated jacket is purpose built for winter alpine climbing and super alpinism in the greater ranges.
    • Ideal for: Alpine Climbing
    • Weight: 540g/1 lbs 3ozs
    Select Colour ME-01844 Chili Red/Medieval
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    • Free Express Delivery on all orders until Monday 4th December.
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    Kryos Women's Jacket

    The Kryos was informed by feedback from some of the world’s best Alpinists, climbers who were increasingly pushing lighter jackets onto ever higher and more technical routes in the search for low weight and pack size with ever diminishing margins. Through extensive R&D, and using all our insulation expertise, we wanted to build a jacket that would make the cut on the hardest routes at 6 and 7000m and the biggest modern Alpine winter lines whilst offering a much greater level of warmth and protection.

    The Kryos was informed by feedback from some of the world’s best Alpinists, climbers who were increasingly pushing lighter jackets onto ever higher and more technical routes in the search for low weight and pack size with ever diminishing margins. Through extensive R&D, and using all our insulation expertise, we wanted to build a jacket that would make the cut on the hardest routes at 6 and 7000m and the biggest modern Alpine winter lines whilst offering a much greater level of warmth and protection.

    They key to this lay in the development of our FIRESTORM™ construction, the use of a drop outer WINDSTOPPERⓇ shell that radically reduced heat loss whilst offering a much greater level of weather protection that’s vital on the most committing routes. Underneath this lies a hybrid layout of stitch through and pleated baffles that are optimised to give the absolute maximum loft and warmth from the 200g of goose down.

    As Uisdean Hawthorn commented after using a final prototype of the Kryos on Pakistan’s Koyo Zom: ‘I was genuinely shocked at how much warmer this was in the real mountains compared to what I’ve used before… It’s considerably less bulky than anything else I’ve used meaning it’s easier to second in after a particularly long belay.’

    Amongst an ever lengthening list of some of the hardest ascents in recent years, the Kryos has been used on Paul Ramsden and Tim Miller’s Piolet d’Or winning first ascent of Jugal Spire, Tom Livingstone and Matt Glenn’s first ascent of the North East Pillar of Tengkangpoche, Freja Shannon’s multiple hard first ascents in Arctic Norway and Uisdean Hawthorn’s Piolet d’Or winning First Ascent on Mount Robson’s Emperor Face.

    Features

    • Windproof, Breathable and Water Resistant; WINDSTOPPER® outer layer keeps you protected and comfortable
    • European Goose Down insulation; Exceptional warmth to weight ratio, highly compressible and durable
    • Hybrid Construction: The outer shell provides a protective envelope, improving the efficiency of the insulation layer underneath by up to 20%
    • Alpine Women's fit with pre-shaped sleeves
    • Our Super Alpine HC Insulated Hood is fully adjustable with rear volume adjustment and two frontal adjusters and can comfortably be worn with a climbing helmet.
    • Stretch cuffs allow for easy layering over gloves
    • 2 outer hand pockets, positioned to be accessible when carrying a pack or wearing a climbing harness and large enough to store gloves etc.
    • 2 outer chest pockets, large enough to accommodate a GPS or other accessories
    • 2 inner storage pockets, large enough to store gloves etc.
    • Packs away into small stuff-sack (included)
    • Built to last. Backed up by our Product Lifetime Guarantee.
    • Designed and developed in the UK. Manufactured by a Fair Wear Foundation audited factory in China.

    Specifications & Materials

    CONSTRUCTION

    • FIRESTORM hybrid construction
    • Stitched-Through baffles with pleated finish
    • Stitched-Through baffles
    • Internal offset centre front zip baffle

    MATERIALS

    • Shell: WINDSTOPPER® by GORE-TEX LABS 10D / 42gsm
    • 100% Polyamide 6.6 with ePTFE membrane
    • Lining: Z-Grav 10D / 28 gsm
    • Fill: European 800 fill 90-10 Goose Down (200g Size UK 12)

    POCKETS

    • Hand Pockets - WINDSTOPPER® anti-snag draft backer
    • Chest Pockets - WINDSTOPPER® lining

    HOOD

    • Super Alpine HC Insulated Hood
    • Offset internal drawcord routing
    • Internal Duraflex® cord locks
    • Integrated Halo collar
    • Bonded rear tab volume adjuster
    • WINDSTOPPER® anti-wick lining

    CUFFS & SLEEVES

    • Pre-shaped sleeves
    • WINDSTOPPER® anti-wick lining
    • Elastane binding to internal cuff

    HEM

    • Adjustable – drawcord pullers (2)
    • Dual-tether hem drawcords wont snag
    • Drop Rear Hem
    • WINDSTOPPER® anti-wick lining

    ZIPS

    • Centre Front: YKK® #5 VISLON® zipper with 2-way non-locking slider
    • Pockets: YKK® #3 VISLON® zipper with non-locking slider

    PERFORMANCE

    Hydrostatic Head: 28,000mm (ISO 811)

    Breathability: RET <6m2Pa/W (ISO 11092)

    Impact

    MATERIALS

    • Lining – 100% Recycled

    DWR

    • Fluorine Based DWR

    COMPLIANCE

    • Down insulation comes from DOWN CODEX® audited source
    • Down supply chain is RDS 3.0 certified

    MEMBERSHIPS

    • Mountain Equipment is an ISO 9001 certified company
    • Mountain Equipment is a member of Fair Wear Foundation

    PACKAGING

    • Supplied in 100% recycled plastic bag
    • Swing Ticket printed on FSC approved paper sourced from sustainable sources

    PRODUCTION

    • Produced in a Fair Wear audited factory by Yangzhou Excellent Tec Leisure Products Co Limited in China

    Our Guarantee

    Everything we make is fully guaranteed to the original purchaser against defects in components, materials and workmanship for the reasonable life of the product. If the product is found to be defective before use, or fails during use for one of these reasons we will repair or replace it at our own discretion. Find out more.

    Wash & Care

    WASHING

    • Hand wash or Machine wash at 30 using specialist down cleaner. See our care pages for more information.

    DRYING

    • Tumble Dry Cool. See our care pages for more information.

    STORAGE

    • Store in cool, dry place away from direct sunlight

    Hybrid Construction: The outer shell provides a protective envelope, improving the efficiency of the insulation layer underneath

    Alpine Women's fit with pre-shaped sleeves

    WINDSTOPPER® outer layer keeps you protected and comfortable

    Super Alpine Helmet Compatible Insulated Hood is fully adjustable

    European Goose Down insulation; Exceptional warmth to weight ratio, highly compressible and durable

    Features

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