We are proud to introduce to you the 365 AllWeather hardshell! The 365 AllWeather jacket is our answer to the most extreme weather conditions that the northern hemisphere has to offer and at the same time the storm-proof final layer in MerkelGEAR’s 5-layer system. Whether wind or heavy rain, this highly breathable bad weather jacket protects against the worst weather condition imaginable. The aim was a minimalist design – and with good reason: a modern hard shell has thermo-welded seams. Due to the change from warm to cold, these welds can eventually become loose, which is the case even with the most expensive of all jackets (therefore never hang hardshells for drying directly over or on a heater and generally keep them cool and dry). In order to avoid loosening of the weld tapes and to be able to guarantee permanent waterproofness, we have minimized the number of seams of the 365 AllWeather and aimed for a reduced, clear and purpose-oriented design. Form Follows Function! The result is impressive performance and absolute practicality with the lowest possible wear. The 365 AllWeather jacket can be taken with a clear conscience to the remotest parts of the northern hemisphere. If it gets cold, you can pull up to four layers underneath and can calmly face any storm. The 3.5-layer construction of the outer fabric is specially tailored to the requirements of hunters: robust, as quiet as possible, waterproof and breathable. The outer fabric consists of 75D recycled polyester, which is transversely elastic and water-repellent impregnated (environmentally friendly DWR finish: PFOS- & PFOA-free), the membrane is naturally waterproof and windproof (min. 20.000mm water column 20.000g/m² breathability). The backing consists of strong, 40D Nylon weave. Elbows are doubled with Strongflex® fabric which is a super-strong yet flexible combination of Cordura® and Dyneema®. The jacket offers long, 2-way underarm ventilation zippers. The lower back of the 365 AllWeather is doubled and reinforced so that one can sit on rocks or logs. The hood is a large, 3-way adjustable drop-away storm hood with front stiffeners (bonded area plus inox-wire) and a very soft, non-scratching inner collar. A dull Aquaguard® zipper from YKK® closes the jacket. There are 2 chest pockets and 2 large Napoleon pockets. These are arranged in a way that no water can run in from the elbows when the hands are inserted. The left breast pocket contains an optics cleaning cloth. Inside the jacket there is a pocket with YKK® zipper on the left and a highly elastic mesh pocket on the right. The width can be adjusted at the cuffs, which are waterproof and rubber-coated, by means of velcro-strap. The jacket waistband can be adjusted thanks to a strongly dimensioned elastic band, while the significantly extended rear of the ALPINIST Hardshell reliably keeps water away from the trousers waistband.
- Main fabric: 3.5-layer sandwich: 90% Polyester (100% recycled), 10% Spandex
- PU-Membrane min. 20.000g/m²/24h – 20.000mm waterproofness/breathability with 40D-Nylon-backing
- DWR-coating: eco-friendly (PFC- & PFOA-free)
- Trimming fabric ellbow: Strongflex® Dyneema® X Cordura®-Nylon