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Description

Introducing Argonaut: light, packable and reliable with a fully featured hood and best in its class performance – don’t let wet weather hold you back.

The Argonaut’s relaxed fit leaves plenty of space for you to layer it over a fleece or base layer, and room to move whatever the activity. It really is the Swiss Army knife of waterproofs, equally at home strolling up fells, riding churned up bridleways or wrestling tents up in a downpour.

With 10K/10K (HH/MVTR) performance for waterproofing and breathability the Argonaut will keep you protected and dry in all but the most extreme of British weather conditions. It’s also light and flexible for moving in or stashing away in a pack thanks to the 2.5 layer construction (it uses a super-thin PU backer to protect the membrane, reducing weight).

When you're working up a sweat on steeper inclines, the mesh-lined pockets can dump extra heat by doubling-up as vents. Additional thoughtful features include the fully adjustable roll-away hood and velcro-adjustable cuffs.

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Trail Recommended

Approved by Trail Magazine
Read the review in the Spring 18 edition.

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Features

Key Features

  • 10K HH and 10K MVTR fabric is breathable and waterproof for moving in wet weather
  • A relaxed fit allows easy layering and is unrestrictive for various activities
  • 2.5 layer construction is lightweight, soft and packable for stuffing in rucksacks
  • Mesh-lined pockets double as vents to dump extra heat when you’re working hard
  • The roll away hood has side and rear adjusters for a secure fit in strong winds and a stiffened wire peak
  • Velcro-adjustable cuffs, hem adjusters and a double storm flap on the main zip prevent leaks
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Relaxed

Performance

Hydrostatic Head: 10,000 mm
MVTR: 10,000 g/sqm/24 hrs

Construction

Fabric: PU coated, 2.5 layer
DWR: PFOA Free C6

Weight

S: 315g; M: 330g; L: 345g; XL: 355g; XXL: 375g

Origin: China

Care & Environmental Advice

Product Care Information

The better you look after this jacket, the better (and longer) it’ll look after you. Well, when we say ‘look after you’... it’s not gonna make you cups of tea or bring you breakfast in bed, but it will keep you nice n’ dry. And the good news is: it’s dead easy to do...

1) After you’ve finished going nice places and doing good things, treat your jacket to a wash at 30°C with either a dedicated Tech Wash (like Grangers and Nikwax) or pure soap. This keeps your jacket breathable by stopping the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating from getting clogged up with dirt and skin oils. No one likes a sweaty, clammy jacket.

2) If it’s stopped beading (rain soaking in rather than forming droplets), you can reactivate the factory-applied DWR by sticking it in the tumble drier on a low setting or applying a cool iron to it (under a tea towel).

3) To keep your jacket beading, you’ll probably need to top up the DWR once or twice a year using a Grangers or Nikwax re-proofer. You can find out more about why this is important here. 

If you’re still a bit unsure about washing your jacket, you can also take it/send it to our Ambleside store’s waterproof washing service and we’ll sort it all out for you.

Environmental considerations

We treat all our waterproofs with PFOA-free DWRs, cutting out some pretty nasty chemicals. Unlike our insulation and sleeping bag ranges, our waterproofs are not yet PFC-free. We’re still looking for a PFC-free DWR that’ll provide the same long-lasting performance for waterproofs, but we are working on it!

We make gear you’ll love for longer: gear that lasts; gear you’ll use, repair, re-use and pass onto someone else when you’ve finished with it. That’s why all our products have a three-year Alpine Bond warranty as minimum. We’ve always thought that the most environmentally friendly product we can make is the one that gets used the most and lasts the longest. So that’s what we do - it’s pretty simple really.

Size Guide
Men's Waterproof Jacket Sizing
UK S M L XL XXL
Chest
Inches
CMs

37"
94

40"
102

43"
109

46"
117

49"
124
Waist
Inches
CMs

30"
76

32"
81

34"
86

36"
91

38"
97
Sleeve
Inches
CMs

33"
84

34"
86.5

35"
89

36"
91.5

36.5"
92.5
EU
USA
46
36
48
38
50
40
52
42
54
44

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.
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.
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.
Kudos
Argonaut Jacket Now Officially Trail Approved

Pretty hard to beat without spending a lot more

Singletrack Review the Argonaut

This jacket performs excellently in a huge range of conditions, and while I only tested it on the bike in winter, I have no doubt it would suit other activities just as well at other times of year.

Reviews

The Details

Argonaut in action