Fortitude

Hillwalking waterproof jacket

£179.99 £199.99

Designed for maximum protection in bad weather with a longer cut, a regular fit for layering and a tough 100% recycled outer: a hillwalking 3-layer waterproof jacket built for days in the hills.

Keep the outside out

The classic, all-weather waterproof every UK hillwalker needs to own (but hopes they wont need to use!). Hardshell protection for horizontal squalls, driving winds and so-hard-it’s-raining-upwards downpours. For those dawn to dusk days on the hill; earning the good weather.

Fortitude is our most sustainable waterproof to date and has set a new standard in environmentally preferable waterproofs. Merging high performance technologies with environmentally responsible choices.

It's got a longer cut because the rain never stops at waist height, and a relaxed fit to give plenty of room for layers on colder days. The tough 100% recycled outer features our PFC-free durable water repellant, meaning it doesn't leave any nasty chemicals in the wild places we love.

Vital stats

Performance

Hydrostatic head: 20,000mm
MVTR: 20,000g/sm/24hr

Construction

Layers: 3, 60gsm, polyester membrane
Material: 100% recycled 70D polyester (outer); bi-component (78% polyester/22% nylon) wicking knit backer (inner)
DWR: 100% PFC-free

Sustainability

Fabric: 100% recycled 70D polyester
DWR: 100% PFC-free

Weight

480g (size 12)

Fit

Regular

Origin

China

Product overview
  • - Longer cut body for greater protection reduces the need to wear over trousers for longer
  • - Regular fit for layering up in cold weather
  • - OS map sized chest pocket and side pockets that sit clear of rucksack hip-belts
  • - Fully-adjustable hood with a wired peak for bad weather protection
  • - Wicking mesh backer draws moisture away and is more comfortable against bare skin
  • - 100% recycled 70D face fabric is a tough and hardwearing
  • - Waist and hem draw cords to cinch down in bad weather or when wearing fewer layers
  • - 3-year Alpine Bond
Care and repair

Washing instructions

Wash: 30˚C, delicate cycle at or hand wash with lukewarm water.
Dry: Line dry or tumble dry on low heat.
Iron: Use a cool iron to reactivate the DWR.

Use a technical wash product (like Nikwax Tech Wash or Grangers Performance Wash) or pure soap. DO NOT use detergent, fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water.

Caring for your DWR

To keep your jacket’s DWR treatment in good condition, wash it regularly in pure soap or a specialist cleaner. You may also need to refresh the treatment once or twice a year dependent on usage. Use a spray-on reproofer to maintain your jacket's wicking ability.

Repairs

We have dedicated Repair Stations in our stores and we're fully equipped to breathe new life into your old kit. This includes spare parts, patches, new zips and wash and reproofing of your down and waterproofs. Pop into any store or contact us online for more info.

Waterproof. Breathable.

20,000mm HH
20,000g/sm/24hr MVTR

Alpine Bond Guaranteed

Built to last; Fortitude is covered by our 3-year Alpine Bond

100% recycled face fabric

The 70D face fabric is tough, hardwearing and fully recycled

At a glance

  • - Highly waterproof and breathable with 20K/20K performance
  • - Regular fit and longer in the body for more protection
  • - Deep main pockets and an OS-map sized chest pocket for hillwalking
  • - Hardwearing 100% recycled face fabric with 100% PFC-free DWR

Designer's notes

“For Fortitude we’ve merged high performance technology with environmentally responsible choices to create a hardshell that hits back in rough weather. When you’ve a big day in the hills planned, you want a jacket that’ll give reliable protection and excellent coverage from everything the elements can throw at you. Fortitude’s longer cut and 3-layer construction fit the bill.

We needed to protect against the rough and tumble of the hills too so have used 70D polyester on the outer that’s super hardwearing and made from 100% recycled content. Fortitude is designed it to work as part of a hillwalking system: a regular fit for layers, main pockets that can be accessed while wearing a pack, a chest pocket that’ll fit an OS map and an adjustable fit and storm flaps to keep the outside out.”

Ronnie, Clothing Design Manager

Environmentally preferable materials

Recycled materials

Fortitude uses a 100% recycled polyester outer fabric, made from post-industrial sources. This uses any leftover stuff from polyester production and fabric scraps from the cutting process and remakes it into brand new fabric.

PFC-free DWR

Fortitude has a completely PFC-free DWR treatment on its outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that and are one of the first outdoor brands in the world to eliminate them from our range.

3-year Alpine Bond guarantee

If one of our products doesn't meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime it doesn't live up to the demands placed on it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. Find out more about ourAlpine Bond.

Responsible supply chain

Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Carbon footprint and end of life

Reducing our carbon footprint

We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiativewhich sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intensity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life

When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.

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