Women's Midlayer Sizing
UK 8 10 12 14 16 18
Chest
Inches
CMs

32"
81

34"
86

36"
91

38"
97

40"
102

42"
107
Waist
Inches
CMs

25.5"
65

27"
69

29"
74

31"
79

33"
84

35"
89
Hips
Inches
CMs

35"
89

37"
94

39"
99

41"
104

43"
109

45"
114
Sleeve
Inches
CMs

28.5"
72.5

29"
73.5

30"
76

30.5"
77.5

31.5"
80

32"
81.5
EU
USA
36
4
38
6
40
8
42
10
44
12
46
14

How to Measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size:
Chest - Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist - Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips - Standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.
Sleeve - With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.

How to Measure

This size chart indicates the body measurements our garments are designed to fit. Measure yourself as described below, and use the size chart to find your size:
Chest - Measure around your chest at the widest part. The tape measure should pass under your arms, and be level from front to back.
Waist - Measure around your waist at the narrowest part.
Hips - Standing with your feet together, measure around your hips at the widest part.
Sleeve - With your arms relaxed by your side, tilt your head down and ask a friend to measure from the bone at the base of your neck, over your shoulder and down your arm to the fold at your wrist.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim Regular Relaxed
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting. A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.
Fit Guide
Tight Slim
Close fitting designed to conform to your body shape. Slim and slightly contoured but not form fitting.
Regular Relaxed
A comfortable fit that's not too tight, nor too loose. A looser fit with a bit more space but not too baggy.

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If you are not happy or have changed your mind you can return your unused product within 123 days of placing the order for a refund. Simply return it to us, free of charge, with all the original packaging.

Description

The Akita is a highly breathable outer layer for fast-paced activities like mountain biking and trail running on frosty mornings and dreary autumn days.

  • Lightweight, fast-drying and breathable fleece
  • Streamlined active fit for fast-paced activities
  • Soft brushed inside and durable wind-resistant outer

A super versatile lightweight fleece, the Akita combines a soft, brushed interior with a durable, smooth-face outer. This densely woven outer blocks out wind more effectively than traditional fleece fabrics, making it more suitable for wearing as an outer layer. We’ve chosen an athletic fit and a stretch fabric that moves with you, providing full mobility without the jacket flapping or getting in your way.

The stretch fabric and streamlined fit means the Akita could easily be used for climbing, clambering and scrambling. (We may have made clambering up. Sounds fun though!). And its smooth-feel outer and low-profile elasticated cuffs means it a would also double up as a useful lightweight mid layer for slower-paced activities like hillwalking.

If you find yourself beetroot-faced and sweaty mid-activity, the full-length zip means you can vent right down to your base layer to cool down. The Akita has two zipped handwarmer pockets which double up as spacious internal dump pockets for stuffing your hat and gloves mid-activity. Minimal, low-profile seams layer neatly and are comfortable under rucksack straps.

Features

Key Features

  • Lightweight fleece fabric with a soft, brushed inner and smooth face outer
  • Highly breathable and fast-drying for high intensity activities
  • Active fit with low profile elasticated cuffs for fast-paced activities
  • Full length front zip for quick and easy venting when you overheat
  • Dense knit outer face is slightly wind-resistant for use as an outer layer
  • Zipped handwarmer pockets which double up as roomy internal dump pockets
  • Stretch fabric moves with you for more dynamic activities
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Slim

Construction

Fabric: 95% Polyester/ 5% Spandex
249gsm smooth face fleece fabric

Weight

320g (12)

Origin: China

Sustainability and Product Care

Sustainability

How It Is Made

Recycled Materials
We always choose the most environmentally preferable materials and are moving our entire range to recylced wherever possible.

Where It Is Made
Our products are made in the best factories in the world. We know the factories personally and they have all signed up to our Code of Ethics in our supply chain. This includes the Ethical Trading Initiative base code, fair pay, safe working environments, no child labour, no modern slavery, no bribery or corruption, no materials from conflict zones and humane farming methods.

All our factories sign up to our Code of Conduct. Find out where we make our product by visiting our Factories of Alpkit factory zone.

Reducing our carbon footprint
We are carbon neutral under PAS2060 and offset our Scope 1, Scope 2 and Scope 3 operations and transport emissions. We recognise that offsetting is not part of the solution but a point to pass through on a journey to Net Zero. Carbon Neutral is just a step in that journey.

We have joined the Science Based Targets Initiative which sets independent targets for us to achieve to do our bit to limit global warming to 1.5°C. Our targets are to halve our Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions by 2025 based on 2018 base year and reduce our total carbon intesnity by 15% every year to achieve genuine net zero by 2050.

End of life
When your partnership with this product is over send it back to us and we will pass it on to someone that needs it through our Continuum Project.