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Balance [Mens] [2019]

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Description

The Balance is the ideal waterproof for multi-adventurists. Alpine cut and highly breathable, designed for moving fast and working hard, it's a waterproof you’ll throw on and leave on – even once the rain’s blown through.

  • Streamlined alpine cut for high intensity activities
  • Multi-activity fit for climbing, scrambling, biking and hiking
  • Breathable stretch fabric for all day comfort

The Balance uses a cutting-edge stretch fabric that moves with you, whether reaching for the brakes or the next hand-hold. This fabric allowed us to make the Balance a neater, more active fit for moving quickly in, with a drop hem and longer sleeves to ensure it never rides up.

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The hood will fit a climbing helmet should it start bucketing down mid-scramble. But it’s also got a handy stow-away tie if you want it out the way when you’re out on a ride. And a snap closure on the collar allows you to dump extra heat and moisture through the front of your jacket without it flapping about.

The tough nylon and spandex outer is designed for rough use, its in-built stretch reducing the likelihood of snags and tears. And for the backing fabric we’ve used a polyester knit that feels more comfortable against bare skin. This 3-layer material has a hydrostatic head of 20K and a moisture vapour transfer rate of 20K and is treated with a completely PFC-free durable water repellent (DWR).

Designers Notes:

"We wanted the Balance to be equally as comfortable on the bike as on the north face of Tryfan so the hood is something we spent a lot of time on. We’ve used a design that allows you to easily stow the hood away without taking the jacket off, but it’s also constructed so that the attachment can be easily repaired or removed completely if you decide you won’t use it." - Ronnie, Design Manager

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Features

Key Features

  • Stretch fabric that moves with you for reaching the handlebars or your next hand-hold
  • Streamlined alpine cut for high intensity, high movement activities and wearing over fewer layers
  • Multi-activity fit with a drop hem and longer cuffs for climbing, scrambling and biking
  • Neat collar snap to fully vent the front zip without the jacket flapping
  • Helmet-compatible hood that can be stowed away easily whilst in use
  • Pockets set for easy access when riding or wearing a rucksack hip-belt
  • Durable stretch fabric offers increased tear resistance
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Regular

Performance

Hydrostatic Head: 20,000mm
MVTR: 20,000 g/sqm/24 hrs

Construction

Outer Fabric: 90% nylon/10% spandex
Membrane: PU membrane
Inner fabric: Polyester knit backer
DWR: PFC Free

Weight

M: 405g

Origin: China

Sustainability & Care

Product Care Information

It’s super easy to look after your Balance to maintain its breathability. When water starts soaking into your jacket rather than ‘beading’ in droplets on the surface, it’s time to give it a wash to refresh the durable water repellent (DWR) treatment. Just follow these simple steps:

1) Wash on a gentle cycle at 30°C (make sure your washing machine drawer is completely clean first) or handwash with cold water.

2) Use a technical wash product or pure soap. DO NOT use detergent, fabric conditioners or softeners.

3) Rinse thoroughly and line dry or tumble dry on low heat to reactivate the DWR. You can also use a cool (but never hot) iron.

4) You may need to refresh the DWR treatment about once or twice a year (depending on usage). You can either use a wash-in or spray-on re-proofer. Nikwax and Grangers re-proofers are both PFC-free.

Sustainability

The Balance uses 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 so we're working hard to get rid of them.

Size Guide

Men's waterproof jacket 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 waterproof jacket 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.

Kudos
Trek & Mountain Review Balance

Jon Doran reviews our Balance waterproof for Trek & Mountain Magazine:

"a neatly cut, nicely finished, super-effective all-round waterproof jacket that wouldn’t look out of place with any number of more ‘prestigious’ labels on the chest. The verdict? All-round, sweet-spot waterproof shell for walking, hiking, scrambling and just staying dry in the outdoors."
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Balance in action