The Vortex Hoodie is made for the alpine approach. Appropriate as either a cold weather base-layer or all-season mid-layer, the Vortex offers extreme adaptability in a lightweight package. Warm but breathable Polartec® Power Grid™ offers moisture-wicking insulation in a lightweight package, while a slim-fitting hood and front zipper provide versatile venting. With reinforcements in high-abrasion areas for extended durability and sleek bicep pockets to keep essential gear close to hand, the Vortex is ready for an extended tour of duty in a range of environments.
Made with a unique grid construction that maximizes breathability and wicking, Polartec® Power Grid™ provides warmth without compromising on weight or compressibility. This makes it ideal in a lightweight insulating layer for active use. Combined with the hood, zipper and thumb-hole cuffs of the Vortex Hoodie, the result is a piece appropriate for a wide range of conditions and activities. Put up the hood, close the zipper, and utilize the thumb-holes for maximum warmth when beginning your approach. As you warm, remove the hood, unzip the zipper, and push up the sleeves for maximum venting