As with all of our apparel, the development of our first softshell jacket (the Big Four jacket) began with our core belief that technical clothing for climbing should be simple and functional. There are many options available on the market for softshell jackets, but not many that remove all of the extraneous stuff that adds weight and hassle to a garment. We wanted a jacket that fully took advantage of the best parts of softshell fabrics and left out anything that wasn't necessary. Minimalist and focused with just a chest pocket, alpine hand pockets, two inside stretch pockets and a hood with a fixed elastic cord.
For 2019 we made some changes to our initial design to create the W'Yeast Jacket. We start with Tweave Durasense family of fabrics. The fabric is created by a non-conventional process for wrapping yarn called air entanglement. This process gives the fabric a softer hand, while improving the stretch.
+ The jacket is athletically cut. The length and stretch of the fabric allows the jacket to easily stay under a harness, and the sleeves are long enough to not get annoying when swinging ice tools or rock climbing. The hood is also helmet compatible.
+ For features we kept things minimal with adjustable cuffs, a zippered chest pocket (on the opposite side as our Black Spider Hoody for layering purposes), inside stretch pockets, two alpine hand pockets.
+ Tweave Durasense material, 97% Nylon and 3% Spandex.
+ Responsibly made in our Oregon, USA factory.
+ Size Guide