The Great Outdoors reviews Definition

The Great Outdoors reviews Definition PFC free waterproof jacket

By The Great Outdoors

The Definition jacket impresses with its breathable, weatherproof shell, delivering lightweight warmth that keeps you exploring no matter the forecast.

The Great Outdoors Magazine's David Lintern recently spent some time with the Alpkit Definition. He finds it to be a smartly designed piece of kit, ticking almost all boxes one could expect from a mountaineering shell.

The Alpkit Definition is more than just a waterproof jacket. Lintern sees the brand’s dedication to detail and careful consideration in its design. Features like sleeves tailored for glove use, a longer tail cut to prevent ride up under a harness, generous outer pockets, and a hood with a wired peak that accommodates a helmet or stands firm against a gale – these elements add value.

Definition is the brand’s mountaineering shell, and it’s exceptionally well thought out; in fact, from a features point of view, pretty much every box is ticked.

Sleeves are tailored to wear under or over gloves; there’s a lower cut tail to prevent ride up under a harness, the three outer pockets are simply huge and stay well out of the way of harness or hipbelt, and the hood has a wired peak.

The jacket provides enough internal room for layering, a single pocket for a phone, Velcro sleeves, two cordlock adjusters at the hem, a robust two-way front zip with a press stud to ease the load, and additional ventilation options via chest zips.

The Definition boasts impressive waterproof and breathability scores, thanks to a 30,000mm hydrostatic head and a MVTR of 20,000 g/m. Lintern points out that the outer fabric's robust thickness ensures durability.

Lintern appreciates the Definition's sturdiness. The PFC-free DWR outer treatment, alongside its price, makes the Definition a practical purchase.

In the grand scheme of things, when all factors are considered, the Alpkit Definition is more than just an addition to your gear - it's an investment. Lintern recognises the brand's meticulous approach to creating a jacket that addresses the needs of a mountaineer, not just as a waterproof shell but as a companion for all seasons.

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