Specifications at a glance
You may be an avid outdoor enthusiast. But, in the winter your enthusiasm may not spark like the sunny days. What if you get something to wear that can provide you with highest warmth and that is also without adding much weight to your attire. We have discovered Mountain Equipment switch jacket which really seems to be comfortable because of the fabric and the manufacturers used modern technologies to prepare it. Will it be enough to survive the winter and give you the comfort you need? Let's try to find out. Continue reading this Mountain Equipment Switch Jacket Review to make sure whether it's going to be a good choice or not for you!
Whom is this product ideal for?
This jacket is specially designed for male users. The nylon fabric and glossy surface of the jacket give the feel to be water repelling which gives us the feeling that it can be a good option for outdoor use. Whether you are an outdoor enthusiast or just want to use the jacket just as winter clothing; this switch jacket can serve you.
Key Features of Mountain Equipment Switch Jacket
1. Polartec technology
Mountain equipment tries to break the ground with the help of Polartec alpha insulation technology. Polartec alpha was specially designed for the US special forces, and it has got the reputation to help the user in the extreme temperature. Without shedding layers, this technology helps to maintain the warmth continuously and provides better breathing while activities are going on.
2. Technopile fleece
The manufacturer used the 187 technopile fleece around the shoulder, arms and side panels to make more resistant with the snow and cold. It brings extra comfort to the users, and the fleece fabric does not allow to stand any water or dust on it. So it makes it easier to handle during the outdoor activities.
3. Flatlock Seam
Mountain equipment used the flatlock seaming technology here to make the wearing comfort. You might be thinking how does the seaming make this jacket efficient. Well, for this you need to know about the seams. A comparison of the flatlock seam and another seam will help you to understand the advantages. The basic difference is flatlock technology does not let any seam to sting the users, but the coverstitch seaming is different in this case as it lets some part of the fabric and seam extra at the inner portion which may sting you at times.
4. Hand warmer Pockets
Two zipped flank pocket and one Napoleon pocket with the jacket helps the users to carry some necessary items like pen, notebook. The flank is always very important to keep your hands warm while roaming.
Common Questions and Answers
- Question : What sizes are available for this outdoor clothing? Answer :
There are three sizes available to help users of different body shapes. You will find the small, medium and extra large size of this switch jacket.
- Question : Does it have any collection for the women? Answer :
Not yet of this series but you can find out some other series of jackets from Mountain equipment for women. SHIVLING, TRANSITION, KINESIS are some series of jacket collection that offers for women.
Now let's discuss how it helps the users when it's freezing out there.
From the first look it might not look that much warmer, but after wearing it, you will be able to feel the warmth. It does not have the heavy construction like many other jackets in the market, but the Nylon fabric with Polartec alpha technology has got the potential to keep the warmth in and does let the outer cold get it that easy.
What we missed on this jacket is a hood. It would have been a complete package if it came with the headgear.
The flatlock seaming of the jacket also helps to wear it and get adjusted to it easily. Also, the seaming helps to keep it fit with your body shape and give you a smart look.
The usage of 187 fleece fabric on arms and side panel helps the users to enjoy the jacket with the freedom as it helps them to fight the cold weather as well as keeps the users fresh while outdoor activity as the fabric does not allow any moisture to build.
The most attractive part of using this jacket is the simplicity with the warmth. It's just about 300 grams but gives the warmth like a quilt. Also, this kind of fabric is very easy to clean and maintain. So the customers are winning in every phase.
Compared with other jackets available in the market, you will find the price of this jacket reasonable and affordable. It’s just under 200$ which makes it an automatic choice for many of us.
How to maintain and store?
1. How to clean the nylon fabric jacket smartly?
Use lukewarm water and bleach free washing powder to wash the jacket. Just hang it on a hanger and allow all the waters to drop out and dry. Don’t put the jacket directly under the sun. If anything sticky like chewing gum or close to it clings to the outer surface of the jacket, you can try to fridge the jacket and then break the sticky to clear the stains.
Before storing you need to make sure the jacket is dry enough. If required take some time to dry it completely, then store it in a dry, cold place. You can use the hanger or any plastic box to keep it separately.
Mountain equipment has maintained all the necessary procedure to make it a winning item for the customers. But, it is yet to gain that much popularity like other Mountain equipment products. You may not find reviews or stars on Amazon to judge the product. However, we went on to talk some buyers about their experience on this product. And, most of them are really satisfied with the warmth and comfort they got with this switch jacket.
Our Final Thoughts
Whenever we go for buying something, the quality and the price is the first concern for us. From the first look, this switch jacket has impressed us, and also it has got the affordable price range. This is something really cool! What we missed is a headgear with it. Otherwise, it helps to continue with the outdoor activities and fits with the body firmly. So, if you ask for our final opinion then I will go for a yes. This switch jacket is worthy enough to get a place in your cabinet and also in your backpacking essential list in winter. Enjoy the winter!