Mountain weather protection with Gore-Tex for any situation. A light-weight shell waterproof for those who need absolute protection. Get serious about your mountains with the Mountain Equipment Men's Lhotse Jacket. This jacket, like the Himalayan mountain it's named after, is for men not for boys.
A combination of 3 layer GTX Pro 40D and 80D fabric provides complete weather protection; waterproof, windproof, and of course the best breathability of any hard shell textile. The mix of 40 denier and 80 denier ensures maximum resilience where you need it most with minimum weight and bulk in less exposed areas. The dual tether hem drawcords allow you to adjust either just the back section or the front panels independently, and more importantly, it means there are no dangling loops of cord to catch your ice axe or crampons on.
Your muscular physic is enhanced with the tapering form of the jacket that also includes articulated pre-shaped sleeves for comfort and easy reaching as you attack Gulley Five on the north face of Ben Nevis. Three exterior pockets all reside above your harness line and are generously sized for thick mitts or a map in your Napoleon pocket. They are all fitted with moulded Aquaguard zips and are highly developed internally such that any water that does manage to get thru quickly drains away to the bottom of the zip. Large 2-way YKK moulded Aquaguard front zip has an internal storm flap with press studs top and bottom.
The cuffs have a large area of the velcro, so you can be sure they'll stick even when snow and ice are trying to clog them up. Adjustable, they are wide enough to take a high insulation glove cuff or wrap around a narrow gloveless wrist.