With carefully selected materials and high performance, highly breathable insulation, the Gaea Jacket is specifically created for aerobic activities in cold temperatures and light weather. Lightweight, hydrophobic Polartec Alpha synthetic insulation is placed at the front and shoulders to offset direct exposure to wind and cold, providing warmth with minimal bulk. Lumin nylon face fabric sheds wind and light precipitation, and the breathable, moisture wicking Torrent back panel facilitates ventilation and freedom of movement. Two easily accessible rear stash pockets hold gloves, hat or energy foods. An adjustable drawcord at the hem seals out cold, retractable thumbholes hold sleeves in place, and reflective blades on the back and sleeves improve visibility in low light conditions.
Polartec Alpha is a unique synthetic insulation combining lightweight warmth with exceptional breathability. The insulation's knit construction is more stable and durable than traditional synthetics. This stability allows it to be used on air permeable open weave fabrics, allowing air to flow through the garment to help increase evaporation and moisture transport.
The Gaea blends minimalist design with technical intelligence in a piece that combines breathability, insulation, weather protection and ergonomic freedom. Features are pared to the essential, each selected to enhance performance during runs, cross country skis, snowshoe races and other cold weather, high output activities.
- Polartec Alpha (100% polyester, 433g/m²)
- Lumin (100% nylon 6.6, 49g/m²)
- Torrent (84% polyester 16% elastane)
- Weather resistant
- Highly breathable
- Compressible and packable
- Composite construction
- Stretch fabric
- Soft, brushed microsuede-lined collar
- Full front zip with wind flap
- Locking zip pulls
- Thumb loops
- Stretchy cuffs
- Adjustable hem drawcord
- MP3 media pocket inside hand pocket
- 2 hand pockets with hidden zips
- Rear pockets
- 2 rear stretch, stash-and-go pockets
- Reflective details
- Trim fit
- Hip Length
- Weight: 335g
Arc'teryx challenges what exists, manufacturing new ideas is their culture. Passion and curiosity fuel a continual drive to explore, to push the boundaries of what is known, regardless of assumptions. Founded by Vancouver climbers in 1989, Arc’teryx has but one single goal; to create equipment that enables a person to be immersed in the moment of doing, regardless of external conditions.
Their Design Centre is a hive of likeminded individuals, a hands-on think tank of active designers, materials experts, pattern makers and product developers who know what they want, how it will be used and why it has to work. Arc’teryx's dedication to craftsmanship is expressed through their manufacturing processes, quality and integrity can only be achieved through effective partnership with their factories and suppliers.
Arc’teryx strive to deliver products that are as good as they can possibly be, so that they perform over time and beyond expectation, this is the heart of what Arc'teryx does and the roots of the company — to create what does not yet exist.