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MERAK SOFT SHELL JACKET

item #: J13
price: $199

The ideal 3-season trail running jacket, the Merak is soft and light with just enough protection for the elements.

MERAK SOFT SHELL JACKET

Price: $199

The ideal 3-season trail running jacket, the Merak is soft and light with just enough protection for the elements.

The Merak is made for fast paced aerobic activities. This lightweight Gore® Windstopper product combines freedom of movement with perfect moisture transport. Ventilation inserts on the side and the back allow you to maintain comfortable body temperature even when pushing your limts. Added features like thumbholes and two chest pockets ensure that all bases are covered. During activity in low light conditions, the reflective seams assist in alerting motorists to your presence.
 
  • Body-mapped wind-block and venting system
  • Freedom of movement
  • 2 chest pockets
  • Reflective details
  • Integrated Thumb Holes
  • Polygiene® anti-odor treatment

FABRIC:  Front Body: GORE® Windstopper® S/Shell 3L | Shell - 100% Polyester | Laminate - 94% Polyester • 6% ePTFE | Backing - 100% Polyester / Shoulders, Arms & Back: S/Shell 2L | Shell - 100% Polyester| Backing - 84% Polyester • 16% Spandex / Side & Arm Inserts: 85% Polyester • 15% Spandex

FIT:  Regular

WEIGHT:  325 g / 11.46 oz (M)

SIZES:  Men's XS-XL

COLORS:  Blue

WINDPROOF

Why is windproof protection so important? Consider this: With a wind speed of 20 mph, a temperature of 41°F will feel like 17°F - in just two minutes. Instead of being put toward your performance, all your energy will soon be focused on trying to keep your body warm.

Slam the door on windchill and protect the warm but highly sensitive microclimate that surrounds your skin. WINDSTOPPER® fabrics are 100% windproof and keep you up to 2.5 times warmer than comparable materials without the WINDSTOPPER® membrane.

 

BREATHABLE

Lower heartbeat. Lower exertion rate. Higher average speeds. These are just three performance-boosting reasons why you should opt for highly breathable fabrics.

Need more? How about this: During heavy exertion, our bodies can release over 4½ cups of perspiration in an hour, and up to 17 cups during a world-class marathon. Only the most breathable fabrics can handle this much sweat to prevent you from overheating and eventually becoming chilled.

WINDSTOPPER® products are 2X more breathable than comparable windproof products, and offer the same level of breathability as comparable non-windproof products. What makes them so breathable? The 1.4 billion micropores in every square inch of the WINDSTOPPER® membrane let water vapor escape virtually unhindered, even when you’re working at maximum intensity.

 

MORE FEATURES

- Water Resistant

Ever felt cold and clammy even though your clothes were dry? You were the unlucky victim of wet out.

WINDSTOPPER® fabrics offer water- and snow-resistant capability with faster drying time.

Different activities and weather conditions call for different levels of protection from rain or snow.

Terms like water repellence, water resistance and waterproofness are often used to describe the varying abilities of textiles to provide protection in wet weather. But each term has a distinct meaning.

1. Water-repellent fabrics shed water and snow as long as the chemical treatment remains intact. Over time, the treatment will wash or wear off and has to be renewed.

Of course, restoring your WINDSTOPPER® garment’s DWR treatment is easy. See how.

2. Only water-resistant WINDSTOPPER® fabrics with a continuous barrier (like the WINDSTOPPER® membrane) durably withstand water entry at pressures up to 0.1 bar. That is why they can offer reliable protection against light rain and snow, even after multiple washes.

3. GORE-TEX® garments, which are made of waterproof fabrics, zippers and sophisticated garment constructions offer total, all-around protection in very wet conditions. Only GORE-TEX® products are “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry.”

- Soft & Stretchy

Soft & stretchy fabrics give you greater freedom of movement and comfort for improved performance. All WINDSTOPPER® garments feature soft & stretchy materials.

- Abrasion Resistant

Only face fabrics made of abrasion-resistant materials can durably withstand friction from stones and rocks - or the straps of a backpack. Fabrics without this feature will pill and lose functionality over time. That’s why only the most abrasion-resistant face fabrics like polyester and polyamide – which are proven to offer reliable protection even under rough conditions – are used for WINDSTOPPER® garments.


 

 

 

Product Reviews

Go Out - Campextreme, AK
01.04.14

Go Out Project tested the Merak Jacket for more than 6 months.
You can check a full review and the results of our tests here:
http://www.gooutproject.com/tests/clothing/lasportivamerak

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  • Features
    • The Merak is made for fast paced aerobic activities. This lightweight Gore® Windstopper product combines freedom of movement with perfect moisture transport. Ventilation inserts on the side and the back allow you to maintain comfortable body temperature even when pushing your limts. Added features like thumbholes and two chest pockets ensure that all bases are covered. During activity in low light conditions, the reflective seams assist in alerting motorists to your presence.
       
      • Body-mapped wind-block and venting system
      • Freedom of movement
      • 2 chest pockets
      • Reflective details
      • Integrated Thumb Holes
      • Polygiene® anti-odor treatment
  • Tech Specs
    • FABRIC:  Front Body: GORE® Windstopper® S/Shell 3L | Shell - 100% Polyester | Laminate - 94% Polyester • 6% ePTFE | Backing - 100% Polyester / Shoulders, Arms & Back: S/Shell 2L | Shell - 100% Polyester| Backing - 84% Polyester • 16% Spandex / Side & Arm Inserts: 85% Polyester • 15% Spandex

      FIT:  Regular

      WEIGHT:  325 g / 11.46 oz (M)

      SIZES:  Men's XS-XL

      COLORS:  Blue

  • Additional Info
    • WINDPROOF

      Why is windproof protection so important? Consider this: With a wind speed of 20 mph, a temperature of 41°F will feel like 17°F - in just two minutes. Instead of being put toward your performance, all your energy will soon be focused on trying to keep your body warm.

      Slam the door on windchill and protect the warm but highly sensitive microclimate that surrounds your skin. WINDSTOPPER® fabrics are 100% windproof and keep you up to 2.5 times warmer than comparable materials without the WINDSTOPPER® membrane.

       

      BREATHABLE

      Lower heartbeat. Lower exertion rate. Higher average speeds. These are just three performance-boosting reasons why you should opt for highly breathable fabrics.

      Need more? How about this: During heavy exertion, our bodies can release over 4½ cups of perspiration in an hour, and up to 17 cups during a world-class marathon. Only the most breathable fabrics can handle this much sweat to prevent you from overheating and eventually becoming chilled.

      WINDSTOPPER® products are 2X more breathable than comparable windproof products, and offer the same level of breathability as comparable non-windproof products. What makes them so breathable? The 1.4 billion micropores in every square inch of the WINDSTOPPER® membrane let water vapor escape virtually unhindered, even when you’re working at maximum intensity.

       

      MORE FEATURES

      - Water Resistant

      Ever felt cold and clammy even though your clothes were dry? You were the unlucky victim of wet out.

      WINDSTOPPER® fabrics offer water- and snow-resistant capability with faster drying time.

      Different activities and weather conditions call for different levels of protection from rain or snow.

      Terms like water repellence, water resistance and waterproofness are often used to describe the varying abilities of textiles to provide protection in wet weather. But each term has a distinct meaning.

      1. Water-repellent fabrics shed water and snow as long as the chemical treatment remains intact. Over time, the treatment will wash or wear off and has to be renewed.

      Of course, restoring your WINDSTOPPER® garment’s DWR treatment is easy. See how.

      2. Only water-resistant WINDSTOPPER® fabrics with a continuous barrier (like the WINDSTOPPER® membrane) durably withstand water entry at pressures up to 0.1 bar. That is why they can offer reliable protection against light rain and snow, even after multiple washes.

      3. GORE-TEX® garments, which are made of waterproof fabrics, zippers and sophisticated garment constructions offer total, all-around protection in very wet conditions. Only GORE-TEX® products are “Guaranteed to Keep You Dry.”

      - Soft & Stretchy

      Soft & stretchy fabrics give you greater freedom of movement and comfort for improved performance. All WINDSTOPPER® garments feature soft & stretchy materials.

      - Abrasion Resistant

      Only face fabrics made of abrasion-resistant materials can durably withstand friction from stones and rocks - or the straps of a backpack. Fabrics without this feature will pill and lose functionality over time. That’s why only the most abrasion-resistant face fabrics like polyester and polyamide – which are proven to offer reliable protection even under rough conditions – are used for WINDSTOPPER® garments.


       

       

       

  • Reviews
    • Go Out - Campextreme, AK
      01.04.14

      Go Out Project tested the Merak Jacket for more than 6 months.
      You can check a full review and the results of our tests here:
      http://www.gooutproject.com/tests/clothing/lasportivamerak

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