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Fortitude is for hill walking when you need wet weather protection in classic British conditions. It’ll keep more of you dry with its longer cut whilst keeping driving winds at bay. Fortitude has a relaxed fit to enable you to layer up effectively and drawcords allow you to cinch the jacket when you’re not wearing as much. The outer fabric is 100% recycled, hard-wearing and is treated with a PFC-free DWR.
Weight: 515g (size M)
Hydrostatic head: 20,000mm
MVTR: 20,000g / sm / 24hrs
Construction: 160gsm 3-layer fabric
Outer fabric: 70d 100% recycled polyester
Inner fabric: Bi-component wicking knit backer (78% polyester / 22% nylon)
DWR: PFC-free C0
Fortitude is our most sustainable waterproof shell to date, merging high performance technologies with environmentally responsible choices. We use recycled materials wherever we can without compromising on performance, so the outer fabric uses a 70 denier polyester that’s really hardwearing, and it’s 100% recycled to reduce our demand on virgin materials.
Ronnie, Design Manager
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.
If one of our products does not meet your expectations upon delivery, or if during its lifetime does not live up to the demands placed upon it, please return it to us for repair, replacement or refund. If the problem is our fault then we will do this to your satisfaction. If it’s your fault then we will help out the best we can. Find out more about our Alpine Bond here.
How It Is Made
Fortitude 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 use recycled fabrics whenever we can without compromising on the performance of the product. Fortitude uses a 100% recycled polyester face fabric made from post-consumer recycled content
Where It Is Made
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.
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 Initiative which 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 intesnity 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.