Mountain Hardwear Women's Kor Strata Alpine Hoody
The Mountain Hardwear Men's Kor Strata Alpine Hoody doesn't look like a down jacket because of the lack of baffles, but it does actually hold a mix of Primaloft® Gold Active and Primaloft® Gold synthetic insulation. (Jackets without baffles are more packable, and, because they don't have stitching, they lose less heat.) Primaloft® Gold Active is a bit more stretchy than regular Primaloft® Gold, and it's been placed in key areas to increase your mobility and improve freedom of movement. Move more easily, and quicker, when in the alpine.
• Highly breathable Primaloft Gold Active stretch insulation mapped with Primaloft Gold Insulation
• Weather-resistant 15D Nylon Ripstop, with breathable mechanical stretch Nylon Ripstop
• Two secure zippered hand warmer pockets, double chest secure zippered pockets
• Articulated fit – seamless under arm gusset
PrimaLoft® Gold Insulation
PrimaLoft® is a hydrophobic, synthetic down fibre that, unlike natural down, resists water absorption. It was originally developed by the U.S. Army's R&D team, who were tasked to create an alternative to down that could withstand exposure to moisture yet still be highly warm, breathable, and compressible. Today, PrimaLoft® is considered the industry best in synthetic insulation, and Gold Insulation boasts the ability to retain 96% of warmth, even when soaking wet.