Blustery, blowy and breezy: such awkward conditions. You’re a hot, sticky mess under your shell, but the slightest gust still blows away all that hard-earned warmth the minute you de-layer...
Not the Yakutian though. The Yakutian laughs in the face of such fleece-menacing zephyrs. We’ve used a clever double-sided fabric to provide all of fleece’s benefits whilst making a few upgrades.
The smooth, dense-knit outer face provides a much greater level of wind-resistance than your average fleece (roughly four times more), making the Yakutian more versatile as a stand-alone layer. This exterior knit is also harder wearing underneath rucksacks and against an array of scrambling scuffs and scrapes.
The Yakutian might act all big and tough on the outside, but it’s a real softy at heart. Thanks to the clever double-knit construction, the inside is still lined with lovely and warm brushed fleece goodness. Fleece is hard to beat as a mid-layer: it’s highly breathable, wicking and fast drying, with a great warmth to weight ratio, even in damp conditions.
The Yakutian is comfortable for a range of dynamic activities, moving with you even when you’re throwing your most elaborate shapes. A slim fit reduces excess fabric and the inclusion of 8% spandex provides the material with exceptional stretch and recovery.
A half-zip allows you to vent well when you’re working up a sweat, and thumb-loops and a longer hem lock out draughts. The small chest pocket is placed for easy-access and is the perfect size for a phone or compass. Flat-lock seams are comfortable underneath rucksack and harness straps.
- Dense-knit smooth outer-face is durable and wind-resistant (up to 4x more than standard fleece)
- Interior backing is a soft, warm, fast-drying and wicking brushed fleece
- Four-way stretch for climbing, scrambling and other dynamic movements
- Half-zip for temperature control, and thumb loops and a long hem keep out draughts
- Easy access chest pocket is the perfect size for phones and compasses
- 3 Year Alpine Bond
92% Polyester / 8% Spandex (225 gsm)
380g (Size Medium)
Product Care Information
The better you look after this technical garment, the better it will look after you. So when you’re back from your adventures, follow this Alp advice: Wash on normal cycle at 40°C or handwash with lukewarm water. Use a non-biological detergent or pure soap. DO NOT use fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water. Line dry and use a cool iron. Top tip: Treat your Yakutian to a first wash early in its life. This reduces the chance of pills forming on the surface.
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 part.
Hips: standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.