Measurements refer to body size not garment dimensions.
Chest: Take measurement around the fullest part of the chest, just under your arms and across the shoulder blades.
Sleeve: With arm relaxed at your side and slightly bent, measure from centre back of neck, across shoulder, to your elbow and down to your wrist.
Waist: Measure around the smallest part of your waist (natural waistline).
Hip: Standing with feet hip width apart, measure around the widest part of the hips.
Next to Skin Fit: Designed to be worn next to skin. Body hugging fit for thermal and moisture management.
Active Fit: Trim fitting garments, ideal for active pursuits. Designed to fit over a base layer as required.
Regular Fit: A classic comfortable cut. Designed to fit over base and mid layers without restricting movement.
Relaxed Fit: A generous and relaxed fit. Cut loose enough for layering.
Using a combination of different layers is the best system for staying dry and keeping warm in winter, or comfortable in summer. Below is a simple guide to the different layers and garment types that can build a great layering system for a wide range of adventures.
Base layers and Next to Skin: This is your first layer and it should be a layer that wicks moisture away from the skin and drys quickly. Polartec Power Dry® garments are the perfect first layer, keeping you dry and comfortable in a wide range of conditions. We do not recommend merino as a base layer as it will absorb up to 30% of its weight in sweat, will become heavy and is very slow to dry.
Fleece & mid layers: A perfect second layer should be a warm, mid weight fleece garment or similar. Something with good stretch and moisture management is ideal.
Insulation layers: In colder conditions and for snow and alpine sports, a warm insulation layer is a great idea. Depending on conditions and how much you feel the cold, consider another fleece layer or a synthetic or down insulated garment. Garments in this category may have a hood, and also be wind & water resistant to delay the need to put on your shell jacket in cold windy conditions. When purchasing insulation layers ensure the sizing and fit allows for a base layer and lightweight mid layer underneath.
Shell Jackets: This waterproof, windproof and breathable layer is your essential piece of gear. It will keep you dry when the heavens open up, or shield you from blizzards in alpine winter conditions. Wear it over a single layer in mild weather or layer up in extreme cold, this garment should always find a place in your backpack. When choosing a shell jacket for bushwalking, trekking, ski or alpine climbing always ensure the fit and sizing allows for a base layer and some mid layers underneath, this way you can use it on adventures all year round.
Insulated Shell & Belay Jackets: If you're heading to Antarctica or have an alpine climb in mind, then it is common to have a very warm insulated outer layer. You can wear it at a high camp or over your shell jacket and other layers whilst on a frigid belay or an unexpected bivy. This is a specialist piece of gear for those who feel the cold or are heading to the high mountains. Ensure the fit allows for multiple layers to be worn underneath.
The Revolution Power Stretch Pro Jacket is a high performance mid layer garment designed for all activities in cold climates. Made from Polartec Power Stretch Pro, the Revolution Jacket is very warm, highly wicking, extremely breathable and incredibly comfortable.
Polartec Power Stretch Pro is an advanced fabric made using Polartec's proprietary two surface construction; a soft, warm fleece polyester interior and a smooth, durable and wind resistant Nylon exterior. Combined with four-way-stretch Power Stretch Pro fabric is perfect for any high intensity activity in cold to extreme cold conditions: skiing, snowboarding, mountaineering, high-altitude climbing, cycling and more.
A full length zip allows ventilation control and cold spots are completely eliminated with strong and smooth cover stitched seams combining overlapping layers of fabric.
Polartec Power Stretch Pro fabric does not retain moisture like Merino does and it will dry much faster, keep you dryer from perspiration, and keep you warmer and more comfortable for longer. Combined with anti-odour and anti-bacterial properties, Polartec Power Stretch Pro is the ultimate cold climate fleece fabric.
Designed for high-intensity activity in cold conditions. Polartec® Power Stretch® Pro has body-hugging 4-way stretch and a patented construction with two unique surfaces, a durable Nylon outer is wind and abrasion resistant and a brushed polyester inner pulls moisture away from your skin keeping you dry, warm and comfortable. Polartec Power Stretch Pro is extremely comfortable and ideal as next-to-skin or layered over a baselayer garment.
High warmth to weight