Take to the mountains with our Men's Essential Jacket
The Essential Jacket is superlight and very packable. Weighing just 360 grams this quilted merino wool jacket minimizes the space it takes up in your pack while it maximizes the temp range that it performs in. Equally at home in an urban setting or in the mountains don't leave home without it! • Made to measure upon request
BECAUSE wool has a greater capacity than any other fiber to store moisture vapor, 35% to 5% for polyester the buffering effect is much greater. Ramtect® insulation made from merino wool is unique among apparel fibers in its ability to exert control over the humidity of the air around it. Easily absorbing water vapor, Ramtect® moisture buffering counteracts the buildup of clammy, humid conditions. WOOL has a highly complex structure. It has many more binding sites than simpler synthetic (polyester) polymers and is thus the most hygroscopic of all insulations fibers.
- Full Length Zipper with Weather Guard Flap
- Inside chest pocket
- Zippered handwarmer pockets
- Lycra cuff with Thumb Keeper feature
- Adjustable elastic cords seal bottom hem
- Light and compressible, the Essential relies on materials and construction techniques to create 3 layers of dead air space. One layer of Ramtect® compressed wool is sandwiched between the lightweight and windproof outer shell and inner lining, leaving you much warmer!
Our Customer Say
Earlier this summer I bought a Switchback Jacket. I was in a rush, needed a jacket, it fit so I bought it. This is a purchase I don't regret. It's kept me dry and comfortable all summer long. Great price,great value. Thanks Spirit West!
Avid Sea Kayaker
I went on a kayak trip in early September, 2022 and needed to upgrade some of my gear. I replaced my old rain gear with custom fit Spirit West SwitchBack jacket and pants. The fabric seems to be very similar to my Arcteryx coat but it's much quieter. The hood worked perfectly and was stiff enough that I didn't need a baseball cap. We had a several days of wind and rain and the coat and pants worked flawlessly. It's so comfortable that I'll be able to wear it around town too.
Handcrafted in our own shop in Calgary
Spirit West uses the best available fabrics milled in North America in order to provide you with the most sustainable product possible.