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Description

The Akita is a highly breathable outer layer for fast-paced activities like mountain biking and trail running on frosty mornings and dreary autumn days.

  • Lightweight, fast-drying and breathable fleece
  • Streamlined active fit for fast-paced activities
  • Soft brushed inside and durable wind-resistant outer

A super versatile lightweight fleece, the Akita combines a soft, brushed interior with a durable, smooth-face outer. This densely woven outer blocks out wind more effectively than traditional fleece fabrics, making it more suitable for wearing as an outer layer. We’ve chosen an athletic fit and a stretch fabric that moves with you, providing full mobility without the jacket flapping or getting in your way.

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The stretch fabric and streamlined fit means the Akita could easily be used for climbing, clambering and scrambling. (We may have made clambering up. Sounds fun though!). And its smooth-feel outer and low-profile elasticated cuffs means it a would also double up as a useful lightweight mid layer for slower-paced activities like hillwalking.

If you find yourself beetroot-faced and sweaty mid-activity, the full-length zip means you can vent right down to your base layer to cool down. The Akita has two zipped handwarmer pockets which double up as spacious internal dump pockets for stuffing your hat and gloves mid-activity. Minimal, low-profile seams layer neatly and are comfortable under rucksack straps.

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Features

Key Features

  • Lightweight fleece fabric with a soft, brushed inner and smooth face outer
  • Highly breathable and fast-drying for high intensity activities
  • Active fit with low profile elasticated cuffs for fast-paced activities
  • Full length front zip for quick and easy venting when you overheat
  • Dense knit outer face is slightly wind-resistant for use as an outer layer
  • Zipped handwarmer pockets which double up as roomy internal dump pockets
  • Stretch fabric moves with you for more dynamic activities
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Slim

Construction

Fabric: 95% Polyester, 5% Spandex
249gsm smooth face fleece fabric

Weight

M: 360g

Origin: China

Size Guide

Men's midlayers size guide

Size chart (inches)
UK XS S M L XL XXL
Chest 34 37 40 43 46 49
Waist 28 30 32 34 36 38
Sleeve 32 33 34 35 36 36
EU 44 46 48 50 52 54
US 34 36 38 40 42 44

Size chart (cm)
UK XS S M L XL XXL
Chest 86 94 102 109 117 124
Waist 71 76 81 86 91 97
Sleeve 82 84 86 88 90 92
EU 44 46 48 50 52 54
US 34 36 38 40 42 44

How to measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below and use the size chart to find your size.

Chest

Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms and be level from front to back.

Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest point.

Sleeve

With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.


Fit guide

Tight

Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape.

Slim

Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.

Regular

A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose.

Relaxed

A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.

Men's midlayers size guide

Size chart (inches)
UK Chest Waist Sleeve
XS 34 28 32
S 37 30 33
M 40 32 34
L 43 34 35
XL 46 36 36
XXL 49 38 36

Size chart (cm)
UK Chest Waist Sleeve
XS 86 71 82
S 94 76 84
M 102 81 86
L 109 86 88
XL 117 91 90
XXL 124 97 92

How to measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below and use the size chart to find your size.

Chest

Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms and be level from front to back.

Waist

Measure around your waist at the narrowest point.

Sleeve

With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.


Fit guide

Tight

Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape.

Slim

Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.

Regular

A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose.

Relaxed

A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.

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