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.
A winter-weight baselayer or mid layer fleece for men designed for high intensity adventure in cold to extreme cold weather. Made from USA made Polartec Power Stretch Pro fabric.
Polartec Power Stretch Pro is unparalleled amongst fleece for comfort & warmth. Power Stretch Pro is a super-soft 4-way stretch fabric with highly insulating brushed polyester lining and a smooth pill-resistant and durable Nylon exterior. Polartec Power Stretch Pro provides high moisture-wicking, rapid drying and good wind resistance. Compared to a merino insulation layer, Polartec Power Stretch Pro will wick better, dry faster, last longer, is more resistant to abrasion and impervious to moth damage.
Choose the Slinx Zip Polo for the best base-layer or mid-layer for high-intensity activities in cold to extreme cold weather: skiing, snowboarding, high-altitude mountaineering, ski touring, winter cycling and relaxing at camp in the evenings.
Super comfortable & stretchy fleece. Warm without overheating. Very high quality garment. A snug ‘athletic’ fit in torso, so if you’re a beefy guy you might want to buy a size bigger. Lean guys no problem.
Great purchase. The product performed flawlessly on a high country snow hike. It is immensely comfy, moves with you in technical terrain, and feels well tailored and made. The stretchy fleece did a great job of sealing over my liner gloves, which is valuable for my needs. Customer service from Mont was excellent. Grab them while they're still available.
To put it short, this product is everything it is claimed to be and you want it to be. So comfortable and warm.
Got this for Winter climbing, totally satisfied! Very warm, short sleeve baselayer under and this, climb all day in 7 -10 Degree cold wind conditions. The offwidths didn't damage it, total freedom to thrutch, highly recommended!
Love the Powerstretch Pro material, the best for baselayers in cold, cold temperatures.
The Slinx is a quality product based on materials and build quality but I haven't yet used in any conditions to truly test it. If you're not sure of your Mont size, I'd suggest contacting them to discuss. I have the Revolution jacket in Medium but needed to go a Large in the Slinx. Even that is still a very close fit but being Power Stretch Pro means it's not restrictive. However I can't get anything more than thinnest of base layers under it.
Just picked up my new Slinx Polo online. After 7 years of daily wear, the old one was just starting to show its age. Best jumper ever!