A hybrid soft-shell jacket that combines Polartec® Power Shield® stretch-woven fabric in the body with H2No® Performance Standard panels in key high-exposure areas for waterproof/breathable storm protection on long ice climbs or backcountry ski tours.
Waves of spindrift and melting ice splatter your shoulders and chest while you cruise through endless stretches of simulclimbing. The Mixed Guide complements the stop-and-go cycles of ice and alpine climbing, with hard-shell weather protection where you need it and soft-shell breathability everywhere else. The upper torso hard shell (shoulders, chest, upper arms and hood) utilizes our H2No® Performance Standard 3-layer 100% nylon ripstop fabric with a waterproof/breathable barrier. The remaining soft-shell areas are made of heavy-duty but highly breathable Polartec® Power Shield® fabric. This durable stretch-woven blend (57% polyester/36% nylon/7% spandex) uses Hardface® Technology that dramatically enhances the Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish’s resistance to wind, water, snow and abrasion. The jacket’s brushed interior gives next-to-skin comfort; the helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor allows optimal visibility in bad conditions; and gusseted panels let you reach high without raising the body of the jacket. Other detailing: two zippered chest and two zippered hand pockets that sit above harness line, a microfleece lining on the neck and chin, and a drawcord hem.
Polartec® Power Shield® stretch-woven fabric is durable, highly breathable and wind-resistant; waterproof/breathable H2No® Performance Standard fabric in the shoulder, chest, upper arms and hood repel moisture
Brushed interior for next-to-skin comfort
Helmet-compatible, 2-way-adjustable hood with laminated visor for optimal visibility in bad conditions
Microfleece-lined neck and chin for comfort
Chest pockets with DWR-finished reverse coil zippers; two harness- and pack-compatible handwarmer pockets with reverse coil zippers and storm flap for secure storage
Full reach gusseted panels let you reach without raising the body of the jacket
H2No® Performance Standard shell: 4.8-oz 70 denier 100% nylon ripstop with a waterproof/ breathable barrier. Soft shell: 9.5-oz Polartec® Power Shield® stretch-woven 57% polyester/36% nylon/7% spandex with Hardface® Technology. All with Deluge® DWR (durable water repellent) finish