The Bastion Jacket is our new improved belay jacket. Climbing technical pitches in winter that require periods of intense aerobic activity followed by sitting still while your partner follows, requires a nice warm jacket to put on over your other layers and recover for the next pitch. While originally intended for this type of scenario, the Bastion can be worn in any outdoor scenario where packable warmth is needed.
We took the same yarn NASA engineers use to reinforce their spacesuits, and wove it into a ripstop grid on the nylon shell to increase abrasion resistance and tear strength. A thin waterproof/breathable coating on the inside adds another layer of weatherproofing. Utillizing Climashield's continuous filament insulation allowed us to remove quilt lines and the cold spots that go with them. Because APEX has a higher warmth to weight ratio than staple insulations, it allowed us to keep the weight down as well. The jacket packs down to the size of a gallon ziplock bag.
Model is 6 feet tall and 170 lbs wearing size medium in black and large in red.
A note on ordering:
These jackets are being handcrafted in Salem, Oregon, led by our first ever employee, Lupe. If you've been a customer of ours in the past, then you probably own something that was sewn by Lupe. Her skills at the sewing machine and attention to detail are unparalleled. That being said, we want to ensure the best quality possible, so we're only opening up sales on a limited basis and we're making the jackets to order, so they will ship in 2-3 weeks. Please put size and color in the comments during checkout.
-Head engulfing helmet compaitable hood
-Hand pockets and chest pocket
-Stretch mesh dump pockets on inside
-YKK Vislon two-way center front zipper
-Can be zipped up from bottom to access belay loop
-Weight: 24oz (Large)
-Materials: Shell: Nylon with Liquid Crystal Polyester yarn Ripstop
Liner: 100% 20 denier recycled polyester
Insulation: Climashield Apex 130gsm 100% polyester
-Cut and sewn in Oregon
-Insulation made in Tennessee
-Shell fabric woven in Japan
-Liner fabric woven in Taiwan