Description

Gravitas is one of the lightest 3-layer waterproof jackets available - a mere 150 grams for the Women’s size 10. It’s a dream to move in too with a quiet and supple fabric that’s comfortable next to the skin.

Its 3-layer fabric makes the Gravitas much more durably waterproof and breathable than 2 or 2.5L fabrics, and we’ve used an ultrafine 7 denier nylon to sandwich the super thin PU waterproof membrane, keeping you as light on your feet as possible.

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With 30K MVTR breathability and 20K HH waterproofing, the Gravitas has all the performance you need to keep you warm and dry for sweaty workouts in hostile weather. A lovely, soft tricot knit backer eliminates any cold clamminess inside.

The large hood with a stiffened wired peak has a simple rear adjuster and a semi-elasticated opening so you can yank it on in sudden downpours without stopping to undo your zip. The cuffs are cut to protect the backs of your hands and feature semi-elasticated openings for comfort. It’s also been designed with minimal seams and no visible stitching throughout to reduce snag and wear points, including on the ample-sized hidden chest pocket.

Feather-light and packing down into its own pocket-sized stuff-sack, throw it in your race vest for fell runs, squeeze it into seatpacks for bare-bones bikepacks, or even clip it to the back of your harness when the weather’s looking iffy.

Best In Test Winner - UKClimbing.com and UKHillwalking.com: "Worlds apart comfort... super-light and very breathable, the Gravitas manages to balance minimalism with functionality"

"All in all, an excellent, no-nonsense, shimmering shard of lightweight loveliness" - Outdoors Magic

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Features

Key Features

  • Ultralight 3 layer construction uses 7 denier outer and inner fabrics and a super thin PU membrane, allowing it to pack up small into its own stuff sack
  • Highly breathable and waterproof fabric (30K MVTR and 20K HH respectively) for high intensity activities in wet weather
  • Protective hood has a wired peak and a rear adjuster to stay secure in winds, plus an elasticated opening to pull on and off easily
  • Tricot knit backer is comfortable next to the skin and the supple 47 gsm fabric is quiet and easy to move in
  • Semi elasticated cuffs are cut to protect the back of your hands and the hem is secured by two adjusters
  • Minimal seams reduce seam taping and lack of visible stitching reduces snag and wear points
  • A hidden chest pocket is large enough to fits hats, gloves and maps
  • YKK front zip, protected by a minimal storm flap
  • 3 Year Alpine Bond

Vital stats

Fit

Slim

Performance

Hydrostatic head: 20,000mm
MVTR: 30,000g/sqm/24hrs (minimum)

Construction

47 gsm 3 layer fabric
Outer Fabric: 7d nylon
Membrane: PU membrane
Inner Fabric: 7d nylon tricot
Seams: Taped seams (FRA approved)
DWR: PFOA Free C6

Weight

8: 145g; 10: 150g; 12: 155g; 14: 160g

Origin: China

Care & Environmental Advice

Product Care Information

Caring For Your DWR
To keep your jacket’s durable water repellent (DWR) treatment in tip-top condition, wash it regularly in pure soap or a specialist cleaner. You may also need to refresh the treatment about once or twice a year (depending on usage) using a reproofer. Using a spray-on reproofer maintains your jacket's wicking ability.

Washing Instructions
Wash on a delicate cycle at 30˚C or hand wash with lukewarm water. Use a technical wash product (like Nikwax Tech Wash or Grangers Performance Wash) or pure soap. DO NOT use detergent, fabric conditioners or softeners. Rinse thoroughly in clean water. Line dry or tumble dry on low heat. You can also use a cool iron to reactivate the DWR.

Environmental considerations

The Gravitas is treated with a PFOA and PFO free C6 DWR, cutting out some pretty nasty chemicals. However, we're still concerned about the potential impact of PFCs, so we're working hard to remove PFCs from our entire clothing range.

Size Guide
Women's Waterproof Jacket 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.
Kudos
Aleks Wears Gravitas Across Europe

Travelling light and fast and putting a waterproof through plenty of miles

Gravitas awarded Wanderlust Best Buy

Super light, super waterproof, super breathable.

Gravitas First Impressions

despite the super competitive £120 price-tag, this is anything but a budget effort

Gravitas Full Review

Gravitas is light without feeling flimsy, has good levels of breathability and waterproofing and has been nicely put together from an impressively light three-layer fabric and its hood is quietly brilliant

Grit.cx checks out Gravitas

Alpkit have added a range of waterproofs to their direct-to-consumer website. All are good value ..... Gravitas jacket is their super lightweight option though. It is not a bike-specific jacket, but ticks the boxes that I’m looking for. It comes with a fully featured hood, which will fit over a climbing (or riding) helmet, three layer breathable waterproof fabric, a chest pocket, a little mesh stuff sack… and little else

Nicky Spinks reviews the Laika and Gravitas

it is never out of that wash / dry / wear / repeat cycle

Off-road.cc Review the Gravitas

as perfectly suited for being stowed for emergencies or used frequently as a minimalist jacket for fast moving days.

OM Gravitas Review

the Gravitas is simply a really, really good lightweight waterproof shell full stop

Outdoors Magic Gravitas Review

The Alpkit Gravitas is not only great value for money, it’s one of the best lightweight jackets on the market

UKH/UKC Gravitas Review

Super-light and very breathable, the Gravitas manages to balance minimalism with functionality

Reviews

The Details

Gravitas in action