Matthew Jones from Advnture brings to light the noteworthy qualities of Alpkit's Definition, a product from a British brand that's quickly become an outdoor industry sensation. - [Alpkit blushes]
Jones highlights that the Definition waterproof jacket, priced competitively, isn't just any waterproof jacket; it’s a premium offering, rivaling top-tier Gore-Tex Pro shells. Not only does the jacket boast impressive waterproof and breathable metrics, but it also features a durable fabric that promises to withstand tear and abrasion. The newest version has an environmentally-friendly DWR finish, touted as the highest performing in its category.
The great value Alpkit Definition offers fortress-like protection from the elements at around half the price of the premium brands
Jones finds that one of the jacket's strengths lies in its mountain-focused cut. The pre-shaped arms, longer length, and snug-fitting hood are tailored to the needs of an outdoor enthusiast. The incorporation of elements like Cohaesive integrated cordlocks and chunky Velcro tabs on the gusseted cuffs further exemplifies its thoughtful design. The Definition shines not just in its specs but also in its performance.
On the trails, it stands out with its sleek design, technical prowess, and robust fabric. It manages to rival the best in the market while maintaining a more accessible price point. In rigorous testing conditions, features like the protective hood, gusseted cuffs, and sturdy fabric truly stood out. While it has a few minor design points to iron out, such as the placement of side zips, overall, this jacket is a testament to Alpkit's commitment to offering superior quality without the hefty price tag.
In Jones' words, built for all-season, all-weather mountain adventures, it's not just fabulous but also edges out many of its pricier competitors.