The Katabatic combines PrimaLoft® Gold Active with a breathable and wind-resistant fabric to keep you warm and comfortable for everything from hillwalking in the Lake District to climbing Alpine icefalls.
We've used compressible 60gsm PrimaLoft® Gold Active insulation, the highest quality synthetic insulation available with a high warmth-to-weight ratio for cold conditions. PrimaLoft® is the ideal insulation for damp or changeable conditions. Its fibres don't absorb water and are treated with a special water repellent, keeping their insulating ability even when wet.
We've combined this insulation with a breathable and wind-resistant outer fabric. This means you can wear the Katabatic as either an outer layer (like a fleece and softshell combo) or as a super warm midlayer under your waterproof. The air permeable outer fabric lets out excess heat and sweat out to keep you comfortable even when you're working hard – no boil-in-a-bag feeling here.
The Katabatic is so versatile, that we couldn’t possibly mention all the activities it’s been used for without writing a novel – it's even been used for arctic fat biking! The active cut with articulated arms is designed to give you full freedom of movement. And the close-fitting hood can be worn under helmets.
Fabric: 20d 92% nylon 8% PU, 53 gsm, 16 CFM air permeability
DWR: PFC-free C0
Fill: PrimaLoft® Gold Active, 60 gsm
S: 420g; M: 455g; L: 480g; XL: 505g; XXL: 530g
How It Is Made
PrimaLoft® Gold Active
PrimaLoft® Gold Active is designed to work with more breathable fabrics, so we use it to make insulated garments that you can be active in. The synthetic fibres have a water repellent coating which lets them retain thermal qualities when wet and are made from 45% recycled materials (like plastic bottles). Winner!
The Katabatic uses a completely PFC-free DWR treatment on its outer fabric. PFCs are potentially harmful and have been found to build up in the environment. We don't like the sound of that so we've been working hard to get rid of them.
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.